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Posted by Ali Kelley on October 10, 2012
In late September, the National Park Service and several partner organizations launched Healthy Parks Healthy People Greater Washington Area, a new initiative to promote the many health benefits of time in nature, and to connect DC area kids and families to the parks and green spaces in their communities.   
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on October 10, 2012
Rhode Island recently won the Let’s Move! Child Care State Challenge, as it now has almost 20 percent of child care programs signed up for Let’s Move! Child Care, First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to encourage child care programs to provide a healthier environment for the kids they serve. 
Posted by Kevin Johnson, Mayor of Sacramento on October 9, 2012
You can't have a great city without great schools. And you can't have great schools if students arrive each morning poorly nourished and out of shape. The connection between a city and its schools was the prime motivating factor that pushed me to run for Mayor in 2008. Our collaborative success -- raising awareness about the critical connection between Sacramento and its schools -- was a major factor in deciding to continue the work for a second term.
Posted by Ali Kelley on October 5, 2012
Tomorrow, October 6th is Nickelodeon’s 9th annual Worldwide Day of Play! From 12pm to 3pm ET, the Nickelodeon Network will go dark (i.e., stop all programming) to encourage kids and families to get outside and PLAY!
Posted by Ali Kelley on October 4, 2012
Editor's note: USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States. With 27 million participants, basketball is the number one team sport in the country!  No matter where you live, chances are, you can find a hoop – and other players– in your neighborhood. 
Posted by Deputy Secretary John Porcari on October 3, 2012
Ed note: This post was originally published on Fastlane, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  As a father, grandfather, and former schoolteacher, I know how important it is to ensure that students arrive to school safely every day.
Posted by Summer Sanders, Olympic Gold Medalist on October 1, 2012
Recently, the 2012 U.S.. Olympic Team visited the White House. While I wasn’t able to attend the reunion, the event reminded me of just how special Olympic moments are. I remember my own experience as a visiting athlete to the White House in 1992.
Posted by Ali Kelley on September 28, 2012
Tomorrow, more than 170,000 people across the country are expected to celebrate National Public Lands Day – America’s largest, single-day, outdoor volunteer effort. More than 2,000 public land and water sites across the country will offer FREE admission to volunteers who give a few hours of their time to help improve and restore outdoor spaces.  
Posted by Ali Kelley on September 26, 2012
With the hottest months now behind us, fall is a perfect time to take advantage of sunshine, cooler temperatures, and stunning scenery.  This Saturday, September 29, you can show your appreciation for the great outdoors by taking part in National Public Lands Day. There are a couple of ways you can get involved:
Posted by Ali Kelley on September 26, 2012
“I love running because I feel blessed with an amazing gift that I try to use to the best of my ability.  It allows me to grow and see improvement, it lets my competitive nature run wild and it brings me peace and joy.” – Allyson Felix, three-time Olympic gold medalist.