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Posted by Joslyn Simmons, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council on August 29, 2012
Everywhere I turned, I saw the great problem of childhood obesity. Things had changed over the short time from my childhood. Today's children were not getting the physical activity or food they needed. I was going to change that with the use of my Girl Scouts Gold Award. I was inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! initiative and by my younger cousin DJ, who is obese. I have a great love of sports and knew there had to be something to tie healthy living together with sports. Then the idea was born.
Ed. note: Originally published in the USDA The School Day Just Got Healthier Toolkit for Parents. Encourage children to eat vegetables and fruits by making it fun. Let kids help with preparation, based on their age and skills. Kids may try foods they avoided in the past if they helped make them.
Posted by Lisa Cericola, iVillage on August 27, 2012
Ed note: Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama was the guest editor for 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. Before you can cook for your family, you need to know how to grocery shop for foods you’ll use. From how to make a list to making healthy choices, consider this your go–to cheat sheet.
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.