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Posted by Tony Cook, Director, Nutrition Services, Washoe County School District on March 28, 2013
Since September of 2010, Washoe County School District (WCSD) has taken an active approach to offer more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to our students. With the complete integration of the new USDA meal pattern, WCSD now offers at least six fruit and vegetable options each day.
Posted by Cecelia Camp, Food Services Manager and Nessia Berner, Program Specialist, USDA on March 27, 2013
Kihei Public Charter School (KPCS) in Hawaii is unique—the school relies on its immediate neighborhood for all hot items served in its cafeteria.
Posted by Christopher Sponn on March 27, 2013
Becoming a champion it takes more than staying active -- healthy eating is key, too. We asked members of the LA Galaxy and LA Kings who visited the White House yesterday to celebrate their championships to share their go-to healthy game-day fueling up strategies. We couldn't help but notice these athletic stars all had some pretty similar advice about what kids should eat before play! Check it out below:
Posted by Doreen Simonds, Associate Director, Nutrition and Purchasing Services, Waterford Public Schools, Waterford, Michigan on March 27, 2013
“Let’s Move! and get on the right track” became our mission a few short years ago at Waterford. Our journey began with a Michigan Team Nutrition Wellness grant that taught us about the HealthierUS School Challenge and the many wellness and menu changes we needed. Our first focus was encouraging students to embrace new foods. 
Posted by Steve Watson, Southeast Regional Office Public Affairs, Food and Nutrition Service on March 26, 2013
Carrollton City Schools school meal service in Carrollton, Georgia are meeting the new meal standards through innovation, community involvement and farm-to-school products. The school has gotten a local chef involved in planning and preparing foods for students. Some of the recipes are so popular, kids are asking their parents to recreate the school lunch dishes at home!
Posted by Samia Hamdan, MPH, RD, USDA Nutritionist on March 26, 2013
Keshena Primary School (KPS) is the first Native American school to win the HealthierUS School Challenge in USDA's six-state Midwest Region.
Posted by Rodney K. Taylor, Director, Nutrition Services Department, Riverside Unified School District, Riverside, CA on March 25, 2013
We’ve never been satisfied with meeting minimum standards. We started our own school food revolution by eliminating sodas and junk food from our cafeterias, setting up school gardens, and purchasing fruits and vegetables from local and regional farmers before the new school meals came into play. 
Posted by Ali Kelley on March 22, 2013
Earlier this week, the First Lady hosted two calls to ask school leadership and prospective school champions – including teachers, staff, parents, and community members – to join the new Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative.  An unprecedented collaboration of organizations across sectors, the new program will bring physical activity back to America’s schools through a simple, six-step process that helps all students get moving before, during, and after the school day.
Posted by Kasie Coccaro on March 21, 2013
We're excited to announce that our next White House Social will be a Let's Move! Social here, at the White House. On Monday, April 1st, 2013, the First Family will host the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with the theme "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!" We are inviting Let's Move! followers on Twitter and Facebook and their children, ages 5 - 13, to join the fun on the South Lawn and of course to share their experience with their followers! The day's activities -- which will include sports and cooking demonstrations -- will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative. Interested in joining? Sign up for your chance to join other @LetsMove followers for the White House Easter Egg Roll at WhiteHouse.gov/Social
Posted by Clifton Toomey, Supervisor of Nutrition Services, Indian River School District, Selbyville, DE on March 21, 2013
The new school meal patterns have required school food authorities across the country to get creative. We are finding new ways to plan menus that not only meet the new meal guidelines but also please the taste buds of students.