Posted by Meredith Aronson, ORISE Fellow, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on March 12, 2014
The end of February marked the one year Anniversary of Let’s Move! Active Schools, the First Lady’s comprehensive school-based initiative to ensure that all kids have access to a total of 60 minutes of play before, during, and after school. Since the launch of Let’s Move! Active Schools, over 6,800 schools across all 50 states have signed up, impacting more than 3.5 million students nationwide! Entire districts have also joined the effort, including Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida; Jefferson County, Kentucky Schools; Washington, DC Public Schools; Los Angeles Unified School District; McAllen Independent School District in Texas; and Putnam County Schools in West Virginia.
Posted by Tammy Thornton, MS, RD, LDN, Nutritionist and Community Transformation Grant Coordinator at the Washington County Health Department, Hagerstown, MD. on March 11, 2014
The Washington County Health Department in Hagerstown, Maryland is actively working to promote Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) best practices among Head Start, faith-based, and private child care centers. Two providers—Rehoboth Learning Center and Hagerstown Community College Children’s Learning Center—have been particularly proactive in meeting the goals outlined in their action plans and successfully created healthier environments to help the children in their care thrive.
Posted by Sam Kass, Executive Director, Let’s Move! on March 10, 2014
Across the country, families, communities, schools, businesses and organizations are working to move our nation toward a healthier new norm, and studies are showing that their efforts are paying off. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that obesity rates for preschool age children have declined by 43% over the past decade. This is great news!
Posted by Kasie Coccaro, Associate Director of Online Outreach & Operations on March 7, 2014
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Don't miss your chance to join the First Family for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. The big event is on Monday, April 21 and more than 30,000 people will join in on the fun. Guests will have a chance to participate in activities including games, stories, singing, dancing, and of course, the traditional egg roll - all on the White House South Lawn.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on March 7, 2014
To celebrate National Nutrition Month, make healthy eating fun this month! Challenge your family to try a new fruit or vegetable each week and involve the whole family in cooking new, healthy foods.
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on March 6, 2014
Last week, to celebrate the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama encouraged people across the nation to show her how they move to be healthy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using #LetsMove.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on March 5, 2014
Time to break out your chef hat! The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is back.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on March 4, 2014
Since the launch of Let’s Move! in 2010, the initiative, along with the dedicated efforts made by families, communities, schools, businesses, and organizations, has helped move our nation in a healthier direction. The fourth anniversary of Let’s Move! marks a time when even more Americans have access to healthy, affordable food, school health environments are changing, healthier foods are being marketed to kids, and making healthy choices is becoming easier for families. This healthier movement is becoming the new norm for our country.
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on February 27, 2014
Last week, the First Lady kicked off the celebration of the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move! on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." To demonstrate the national scope of all the great work happening around the country, the First Lady encouraged people of all ages to show her how they move through eating more fruits and vegetables, getting physically active, or making healthy changes like planting a community garden. She asked you to Facebook it, Tweet it, and Instagram it using #LetsMove, and she told viewers that if enough people participated, the President and the Vice President would show us how they move.
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.