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Posted by Alexia Kelley, Deputy Director of The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. on January 5, 2012
Posted by Capt. Jose Belardo, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 3, 2012
Brionna Williams of Kansas City understands the nation’s childhood obesity problem. She lived it.  As a middle school student, Brionna tipped the scales at more than 350 pounds. She longed to play sports, but running the length of a basketball court left her gasping for breath. 
Posted by Caree Jackson and Elizabeth Rhodes on December 19, 2011
With the winter holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning healthy, active, and fun holiday celebrations. Let’s Move!Child Care (LMCC) is encouraging providers to change the way they think about how food is offered and emphasized in child care settings. Many cultures—including mainstream American—celebrate with food, and eating together can foster social bonds. Healthy food should be celebrated! In fact, with a little creativity, your next holiday party can incorporate the same healthy principles that you follow the other times of the year.
Posted by Megan Crowe on December 17, 2011
Across the country, chefs and schools are teaming up to teach kids how to get more from their food and make healthy choices. The Chefs Move to Schools initiative encourages chefs to partner with schools to support the creation of healthy, affordable meals and educate children on healthy cooking and eating that’s also delicious!
Recipe courtesy of USDA's Choose My Plate Use this recipe as a motivaitonal tool to help put a healthy and affordable eating pattern into pratice, and to identify creative new ideas for healthy meals. 2 slices rye bread 2 ounces tuna 1 Tbsp mayonnaise 1 Tbsp chopped celery ½ cup shredded lettuce 1. Combine tuna, mayonnaise and celery in a small bowl. Add spices to taste.
Posted by Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, California on December 13, 2011
An all-star lineup was on hand to kick off an initiative to encourage California kids to make healthier choices, from left: former San Francisco Giants pitcher Bill Laskey, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, San Jose Earthquakes Community Ambassador Kelly Gray, Cy Young award-winning pitcher Vida Blue, and former ‘49ers lineman Bill “Bubba” Paris.
Recipe courtesy of USDA's Choose My Plate Use this recipe as a motivaitonal tool to help put a healthy and affordable eating pattern into pratice, and to identify creative new ideas for healthy meals. 1 whole wheat pita bread (2 oz) 3 ounces roasted turkey, sliced 2 slices tomato ¼ cup shredded lettuce 1 tsp mustard 1 Tbsp mayonnaise 1. Slice open pita.
First Lady Michelle Obama is announcing some really exciting news today, and she wanted you to be the very first to know about it. Check out the video here.
Posted by Ali Kelley, Deputy Associate Director for Let's Move Outside! on December 8, 2011
This year, more than 26,000 young people and their families experienced the joys of outdoor activity as part of The North Face’s Explore Your Parks (EYP) program. Founded in 2010, the EYP program provides opportunities for active adventures and outdoor education in state parks by hosting free events, creating and distributing regional activity guides, and giving away free day passes that can be used at more than 6,000 parks across the country.  
Posted by Anton J. Gunn, HHS Regional Director, Region IV-Southeast on December 8, 2011
     Copyright Metropolitan Government of Nashville/Gary Layda. 5,000 people. 360 teams. Five kilometers. One goal. As a part of the Let's Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties initiative, Nashville’s Mayor Karl Dean decided to take an active role in helping make his city healthier. He pledged to engage Tennesseans in healthier lifestyles by creating healthy and active communities in Nashville. This past spring he launched the Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor challenge. Between April and July 2011, more than 4,000 Nashville residents walked more than 105,000 miles around Nashville’s parks and greenways with Mayor Dean. More than 500 of the participants met or exceed the 100-mile goal!