Posted by Jay Wolanzyk on July 7, 2015
“I wanted to make something healthy that gave me energy to play sports,”says Jay. “I play outside a lot after school or I have a ballgame and I wanted something good to fill meup. I’m kind of a picky eater, but I love fish and I knew I wanted it to be the main ingredient. My mom adds vegetables in food that I may not see, so I like these better because they are different colors and I can tell which ones I’m eating!” - Jay Wolanzyk, age 10, Alabama
Posted by Annina Burns, PhD, RD, Associate Director for Policy on July 6, 2015
Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) hosted a recognition event luncheon at the 2015 National CACFP Sponsors Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The National CACFP Sponsor Association is leading the national organization for sponsors who administer the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Thank you to all child care and early education centers and homes participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); CACFP sponsoring agencies; and State/Territorial/Tribal CACFP agencies who completed a nomination form for the recognition event. We salute the more than 160 nominees for the great obesity prevention work they are doing!
Posted by Deb Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on July 2, 2015
On Tuesday, the First Lady hosted the first-ever White House Campout on the South Lawn, one of America's most iconic National Parks. Fifty Girl Scouts were invited to participate in the campout, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior, that celebrated the centennial of the National Park Service and promoted getting kids and families moving while taking advantage of America’s great outdoors as part of Let’s Move! Outside.
Posted by Deb Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition on June 23, 2015
Last week, as part of Let’s Move!, the First Lady led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015. With the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” the Expo is promoting a global dialogue about the future of our food system. The First Lady and the Presidential Delegation were proud to share the successes of Let’s Move! and the efforts happening in the United States to support healthier lifestyles while eagerly learning from other countries’ leaders about how they are addressing the issue of childhood obesity and raising healthier families.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on June 22, 2015
Last week, the First Lady led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015. While in Milan, the First Lady visited the James Beard American Restaurant to prepare a healthy meal with the members of the Presidential Delegation and students from the American School of Milan. Throughout the six months of the Milan Expo, the James Beard American Restaurant is featuring visiting guest chefs from across America to prepare special menus to celebrate the finest ingredients and cuisine from the United States.
During the First Lady's visit, John Besh was the visiting guest chef, and he led the cooking demonstration as everyone chopped and mixed fresh ingredients for a Lentil, Barley, and Rice Salad. Throughout the demonstration, Chef Besh, along with Chef Mario Batali, a member of the Presidential Delegation, discussed the important role that cooking can play in leading a healthier life and learning about where food comes from.
Posted by Dr. Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Alonzo H. Mourning, Seven-time NBA All-Star and Founder of Mourning Family Foundation on June 19, 2015
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov. You can find the original post here.
We are incredibly proud to have joined the First Lady’s Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015, representing our steadfast commitment to a healthier nation at the World's Fair. As members of the Presidential Council on Fitness, Sports &Nutrition, we are especially thrilled by the USA Pavilion, “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet,” showcasing American leadership on global food and development issues, science and technology, climate change, nutrition and health.
Posted by Deb Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition on June 17, 2015
As part of Let’s Move!, the First Lady traveled to Milan to lead the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015, representing our steadfast commitment to a healthier nation. With the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” the Expo is promoting a global dialogue about the future of our food system.
Posted by CentroNía students Oneida, 3, and Jefferson, 4, with support from Renata Claros, CentroNía Senior Director of Early Childhood Education on June 15, 2015
CentroNía Pre-K students Jefferson Lopez-Martinez and Oneida Gonalez particpated in Garden Harvest event at the White House as part of Let's Move Childcare. They have shared their experience below.
Posted by David Jayo, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Interior on June 12, 2015
Celebrate the start of summer by getting outside! From picnicking in a city park to camping in the great outdoors, there’s plenty of ways to experience your public lands. Whether you’re visiting a favorite spot or exploring a new place, grab friends and family to enjoy the sunny weather and create new memories this season.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on June 8, 2015
Today, fifty-five talented and aspiring young chefs found out they are headed to the White House this summer for the fourth annual Kids’ “State Dinner!” With nearly one thousand entries submitted, the winning recipes were selected based on their healthfulness, taste, originality, affordability, and following USDA’s MyPlate recommendations. We were extremely impressed with the incredible recipes that kids cooked up this year!