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Making healthy meals at home doesn’t mean you have to serve up the same old dish every night. Introducing new, nutritious foods in lunchboxes and at the dinner table is easy—and changing things up is a great way to get kids excited about eating healthy. After all, parents and care-givers not only play a key role in making healthy choices for children, they also help children learn to make healthy choices for themselves
Let’s Move! aims to increase opportunities for kids to be physically active, both in and out of school and to create new opportunities for families to move together. For kids and teens (that’s anyone between 6 and 17 years), your goals are:
First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a new a national competition that will identify and reward the most creative, impactful, and scalable school-based programs and technological innovations that promote physical activity for children.
Recipe courtesy of the White House Kitchen The hardest part of this simple recipe is slicing the potatoes. Swap out some of the sweet spuds for carrots, and get an added boost of beta-carotene and carotenoids. Serve the fries with baby tomato ketchup for extra nutrients — and to avoid the sodium in store-bought brands. Serving Size Makes 6 servings Cook Time Preparation: 25 minutes
Posted by Kori Schulman on February 6, 2012
Today, we’re holding a special session of White House Office Hours to celebrate the second anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. At 2:30 p.m. EST, Sam Kass, Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, is answering your questions live on Twitter. First Lady Michelle Obama, with chefs Todd Grey from Equinox, left, and Sam Kass, from the White House, gestures during a “Let’s Move!” event with hundreds of chefs from around the country on the South Lawn of the White House, June 4, 2010. The First Lady called on chefs to get involved by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition. June 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Join Sam for Office Hours at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 6th. Here's how it works:
First Lady Michelle Obama joins students for a "Let's Move!" Salad Bars to Schools launch event at Riverside Elementary School in Miami, Fla., Nov. 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) Since launching Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010, significant progress has been made to solve the problem of childhood obesity. Parents, businesses, educators, elected officials, members of the military, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders and kids themselves have made substantial commitments to improve the health of our nation’s children. Through working together with Let’s Move!, these groups have provided children with healthier food and greater opportunities for physical activity in schools and communities, helped get families the information they need to make healthier decisions, supported a healthy start in early childhood, and have worked to ensure more people have access to healthy, affordable food.
How about this for a healthy school lunch: a chef salad in a pocket alongside veggie dippers and fruit kebobs with honey yogurt dipping sauce. White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford shows CafeMom's Amy Boshnack how to make this fun and affordable school lunch that follows MyPlate nutritional guidelines. Check it out:
White House Executive Chef (and mom) Cristeta Comerford crafted a healthy and affordable culinary creation that follows the MyPlate nutritonal guideline and shows Amy Boshnack from CafeMom's The Stir how to recreate it. Watch the video:
Veggie pasta, apple dippers with honey and milk--it's a healthy and affordable lunch following the MyPlate guidelines that White House Executive Chef, who is a mom herself, demonstrated for Amy Boshnack from CafeMom's The Stir. Check out the video: