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Posted by Marissa Duswalt on August 24, 2012
As the school year starts again, Let's Move! is celebrating a major accomplishment. More than 4,000 schools have achieved certification in the HealthierUS School Challenge, a voluntary initiative that awards schools for creating healthier school environments for America's schoolchildren. 
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on August 24, 2012
To help American families become more active and meet the First Lady’s fitness goals, Let’s Move!, and Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) have teamed with USA BMX to provide easy access to the healthy sport of BMX.  This collaborative initiative will provide a 30 day membership to BMX for new riders across the country who sign up on PHA’s website. Once registered, the participant will receive a 30-day free trial membership to their local BMX track.
Posted by Arricca Elin SanSone, iVillage on August 24, 2012
Ed note: This week, First Lady Michelle Obama is guest editing the iVillage website. She worked with the editors there to create a weeklong series of great articles and videos with advice for families looking to Rev Up their Back to School Routine and introduce healthy new habits for everyone in the household. The editors of iVillage asked readers to share their own strategies for making changes stick in their families.
Posted by Lesley Kennedy, iVillage on August 24, 2012
Ed note: This week, First Lady Michelle Obama is guest editing the iVillage website. She worked with the editors there to create a weeklong series of great articles and videos with advice for families looking to Rev Up their Back to School Routine and introduce healthy new habits for everyone in the household. The editors of iVillage asked readers to share their own strategies for making changes stick in their families.
Posted by Beth Engleman, iVillage on August 23, 2012
Ed note: This week, First Lady Michelle Obama is guest editing the iVillage website. She worked with the editors there to create a weeklong series of great articles and videos with advice for families looking to Rev Up their Back to School Routine and introduce healthy new habits for everyone in the household. The editors of iVillage asked readers to share their own strategies for making changes stick in their families.
Ed note: This week, First Lady Michelle Obama is guest editing the iVillage website. She worked with the editors there to create a weeklong series of great articles and videos with advice for families looking to Rev Up their Back to School Routine and introduce healthy new habits for everyone in the household. On the site today, basketball star -- and father of two -- Kobe Bryant weighed in about healthy habits that help him perform at this peak: 
Posted by Lea Prohov on August 21, 2012
Everyone is talking about the great event First Lady Michelle Obama held at the White House Monday for the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Mrs. Obama  invited the 54 young chefs whose original recipes for healthy, affordable and delicious lunch menus were selected by a panel of judges to join her in the East Room for a luncheon celebration. We invite families to try a few (or all!) of the great recipes that were created for this contest at home yourselves.
Posted by Megan Slack on August 21, 2012
Ed note: this was first published on wh.gov Today, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the first-ever Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, welcoming 54 budding chefs to a formal luncheon in the East Room. The guests, all between the ages of 8 and 12, represent all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia.
Posted by Sydney Brown, North Carolina on August 20, 2012
Sydney created these Baked Zucchini Fries to accompany her Homerun Meatloaf Burger. “I thought I could show kids how delicious vegetables could be when you think of fun and creative ways to add them to your meal,” she says. She likes to serve this with fresh strawberry lemonade. —Sydney Brown, age 11, North Carolina
Posted by Colleen Curtis on August 20, 2012
Today's Kids' State Dinner is a White House original in many ways -- it's not only the first time the guests of honor are ALL under the age of 13, it's also the first time the White House kitchen has served a formal meal where the entire menu was created by "chefs" who have no formal training. But Executive Chef Cris Comerford and Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses say they learned a thing or two about healthy cooking from the young winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge -- check it out: