Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on July 9, 2014
July is Park and Recreation Month – time to head outside, get involved in activities in your community, and have fun! Having a safe and enjoyable place to play is an important part of staying active and healthy. Many public parks have free programming such as swimming, dance classes, Zumba, picnic opportunities, music concerts, cook outs, and more! Click here to find fun outdoor activities near you this month.
Posted by Kirby Bumpus, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on July 3, 2014
With the summer season in full swing, it’s that time of the year to grab your basket, get outside, and enjoy a picnic with family and friends! Picnics are the perfect time to enjoy light, fresh, and healthy meals and snacks while enjoying the fresh air and great outdoors. Make sure you pack your Frisbee or football to enjoy a fun game and work up an appetite! Just remember to bring lots of water to stay hydrated while having fun. For a tasty and easy picnic drink, try seltzer with a few slices of fresh fruit for a light and summery flavor.
Posted by Aisha Hasan, Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on July 2, 2014
In the Let’s Move! City of New Bedford, Massachusetts residents don’t have reliable transportation to supermarkets, which limits their access to healthy food options. Instead, for their grocery purchases, many of New Bedford’s 95,000 residents often rely on local corner stores that offer limited healthy choices.
Posted by Chelsea Bollinger, Associate Director, White House Visitors Office on July 1, 2014
In keeping with the President and First Lady’s commitment to open the People’s House to as many people as possible, tours of the White House Kitchen Garden are back and now available to community organizations as well as school groups with an interest in gardening and healthy eating. Come smell the beautiful, brightly colored fruits and vegetables in the Kitchen Garden, including herbs grown from Thomas Jefferson’s garden at Monticello, see the vibrant flowers in the Pollinator Garden, and hear the bees buzzing around the White House Beehive.
Posted by Pamela B. Bryant, MS, Health Communications Specialist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), CDC on June 30, 2014
During this 3rd anniversary of Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC), we recognize the outstanding efforts of the thousands of providers who have committed to working towards the Initiative’s best practices for healthy nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding support, and screen time.
Posted by Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, Acting Director, Indian Health Service, US Department of Health and Human Services on June 30, 2014
Earlier this month, Let’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) celebrated its third anniversary at the Pueblo of Zuni in New Mexico. The Pueblo of Zuni exemplifies a community-driven effort to prevent childhood obesity by implementing innovative programming that is firmly based on their traditions and culture. The Zuni commitment to improving the health of youth and families is also evidenced by their partnerships with the IHS, Nike N7 Fund, and the Notah Begay III Foundation.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on June 27, 2014
Are you looking for new, tasty, and healthy recipes to try out for your family meals? We have just the place where you can find them. Last week, new recipes were added to the MyPlate Pinterest board including Mexican, Italian, and Chinese inspired recipes that will give you a taste of dishes from around the world!
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on June 25, 2014
Today, the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) announced that multiple leaders from the fashion industry have joined its Drink Up initiative, an effort that encourages Americans across the country to drink more water, more often. Since the launch of Drink Up in September 2013, a wide variety of organizations and companies have committed to support the effort.
Posted by David Jayo, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Interior on June 20, 2014
It’s finally summer! The weather is fantastic, kids are out of school, and it’s the perfect time to get the family outdoors! From our parks to snaking rivers, lakes, trails, coastlines, to our mountains and forests, there are many wonderful opportunities for affordable adventures for the whole family.
Posted by Diane Harris, PhD MPH Health Scientist, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 19, 2014
More than 1.7 million school-age children in the United States have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to new salad bars donated to schools through Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools. Recently, the program partnership released results of a survey of recipient school districts. Among the benefits of school salad bars reported by school food service directors were increased student access to fresh fruits and vegetables and increased student participation in the school lunch program.