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Posted by Bill Mendoza, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities on November 3, 2011
Posted by Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education on November 3, 2011
In September, I opened the pilot year of the Green Ribbon Schools award to recognize the highest performing green and healthy schools in the nation. High standards of nutrition, fitness, and outdoor time for both students and staff are among the qualifying criteria for the award. 
First Lady Michelle Obama shares a group hug with children at Royal Castle Child Development Center during her visit as part of her Let's Move! initiative in New Orleans, La., Nov. 1, 2011. . (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Posted by Marissa Duswalt, RD, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, on November 1, 2011
Last week the Let’s Move Faith and Communities team hosted partners from across the country for a conference call on USDA’s new nutrition education resources. It was a packed hour. This year USDA has published the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the new MyPlate food icon, and online resources including the comprehensive www.Nutrition.gov for easy access to nutrition education and programs. Curious about how the conversation went? Check out the links below.
Posted by Heidi Christensen, Associate Director for Community Engagement at the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on October 26, 2011
Among the employees of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, there was no lack of initiative in their collective decision to accept the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge. The community enthusiastically embraced the challenge, seeking to use it as a means to lead their larger community towards becoming more involved in the First Lady’s Let’s Move Faith & Communities initiative, and to promote healthier lifestyles.
Posted by Heidi Christensen, Associate Director for Community Engagement at the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on October 26, 2011
Sometimes it takes only a single person to mobilize a community to get moving. Inspired by the First Lady’s Let’s Move Faith & Communities initiative, Candy Taylor of the New Christian Food Pantry and Child Development Center rallied members of the low-income community she serves to form a walking group.
Posted by Heidi Christensen, Associate Director for Community Engagement at the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on October 24, 2011
Sometimes all it takes is a 14-year old girl with a big vision to get people across the country up and moving! Eboni Imani Joy Rowe, a member of the United Church of Christ (UCC), inspired parishioners young and old to move together during a UCC youth-sponsored spontaneous flash mob dance at their General Synod in Tampa, Florida. At the request of Barbara Baylor, UCC’s Minister for Health Care Justice and leader of UCC’s Let’s Move programs, Eboni and her mom orchestrated a large dance event that got everyone off their feet.
Posted by Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on October 24, 2011
Like all members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, I care a lot about my health. I do my best to eat right and continually set goals for myself. Sometimes it’s as simple as taking a walk after dinner. Other times, it’s climbing a mountain, like my journey this summer to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. I spent seven days walking up the mountain in Tanzania – all at a steep grade while carrying a backpack. It was the most physically challenging thing I have ever done...and I loved it.
Posted by Nikki Sutton on October 21, 2011
Earlier this week, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed schools that met the First Lady’s goal to double the number of participants in the HealthierUS School Challenge in a year to the White House to celebrate their achievement.