Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on February 27, 2014
This week, First Lady Michelle Obama visited a local child care center to highlight the progress of Let’s Move! Child Care and recognize a new child care provider signing on to support the program. Since launching in 2011, over 12,000 providers have committed to fostering healthy environments and instilling healthy habits among our nation’s preschoolers that will last a lifetime. Through Let’s Move! Child Care, providers are increasing physical activity, limiting screen time, serving healthier food and beverages, and supporting breastfeeding mothers. More than 1 million children are being reached by early childhood education networks that have committed to Let’s Move! Child Care.
Posted by AJ Pearlman, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on February 27, 2014
This morning at the White House, the celebration of Let’s Move!’s fourth anniversary continued with another announcement demonstrating how the country is moving toward a healthier new norm.
Posted by AJ Pearlman, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on February 26, 2014
Continuing the celebration of the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady traveled to Miami to visit a parks and recreation center to highlight a new announcement around healthy out-of-school time programs. In a commitment to the Partnership for a Healthier America, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America will work to create healthy environments for their out-of-school time programs.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on February 26, 2014
As part of the fourth anniversary celebration of Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted the transformational changes happening in schools across the country – from school breakfast and lunch, to snacks and physical activity. Since launching Let’s Move!, the First Lady has been dedicated to ensuring that the school environment is one that supports that health of all its students.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on February 24, 2014
Over and over again, we’re faced with the challenge of how to get kids to eat healthy foods and stay active, so who better to hear from than the kids themselves?
In celebration of the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady and Will Ferrell hosted a Let’s Move! “focus group” with young kids to ask them about eating healthy and being active. Here’s what they had to say:
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on February 21, 2014
On Thursday night, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jimmy Fallon during his first week as host of The Tonight Show to officially kick off the celebration of the 4th anniversary of Let’s Move!. In her appearance, the First Lady discussed how this year, she wants to celebrate all of the great work taking place across the country to move our nation in a healthier direction. Mrs. Obama knows that there is extraordinary work occurring from coast to coast, and she can’t wait to see it!
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let’s Move! on February 20, 2014
This week, First Lady Michelle Obama will kick off a celebration around the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move!, starting on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight and running through all week next week!
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on February 19, 2014
One year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama announced an exciting partnership between some of the top recipe creators, Pinterest, MyPlate, and the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to make it easier to find healthy recipes online. With the click of the mouse, you can now find hundreds of nutritious and delicious recipes on the MyPlate Pinterest Page. If you thought it couldn’t get better than this, all of the recipes featured are inspired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate icon, which reminds us to build a healthy plate with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins, and fat-free or low-fat dairy at every meal.
Posted by Sally Spero, Child Nutrition Director in Lakeside, CA on February 18, 2014
Since arriving last spring at the Lakeside Union School District in Lakeside, CA, Chef Jim Dumars has been on a mission to incorporate fresh vegetables throughout the school lunch program. He turned the talents he used previously at restaurants, resorts and as a private chef to benefit the students in the K-8th grade Lakeside Union School District. Chef Jim joins hundreds of chefs across the country in support of Chefs Move to Schools, an initiative engaging chefs to teach kids that eating healthy foods can be fun and delicious.
Posted by AJ Pearlman, Associate Director for Policy, Let’s Move! on February 16, 2014
In many parts of the country, a winter chill is upon us. Despite the cool temperatures, there are a multitude of activities offered throughout the National Park Service to get outside and get active!