Posted by Shantae Goodloe, Housing and Urban Development Public Affairs Officer on February 10, 2011
At Housing and Urban Development (HUD) we have a saying, “You can’t be healthy if your house is sick.” And if your home is sick, it may affect your children and their chances of getting and staying in shape.
Today marks the first anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, an initiative to end the epidemic of childhood obesity. One third of all children born in 2000 or later will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.
Posted by Jaime Mulligan, White House New Media Analyst for Public Health on February 9, 2011
Today, at 4 pm ET, the First Lady will deliver a major address focused specifically on the campaign’s efforts to meet the needs of parents.
Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services on February 9, 2011
As we celebrate the one year anniversary of Let’s Move!, I am honored to be part of an Administration that prioritizes the power of prevention and invests in the health of our children.
Posted by Judy Baker, HHS Regional Director for Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri on February 9, 2011
On Tuesday morning the auditorium at Ingels Elementary School was rockin’ and rollin’ as more than 200 students, teachers and invited guests joined with Health and Human Services staff to celebrate the one-year anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
Posted by Dr. Howard K. Koh, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health on February 8, 2011
On Monday, I joined Mayor David Maher and about 150 others to help celebrate Cambridge, Mass., being named the nation’s newest Let’s Move! city.
Posted by Marguerite Salazar, HHS Regional Director for Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Utah and Wyoming on February 7, 2011
Celebrating the Let's Move Anniversary with the community in Commerce City, CO.
Posted by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on February 5, 2011
Today I had the honor of joining some of our nation’s principal thought-leaders at the site of Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, Texas, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines an unprecedented private-public partnership committed to child health and wellness. The co-signers included myself, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NDC CEO Thomas Gallagher and Gen YOUth Foundation CEO Alexis Glick. During the event, I unveiled a new television public service announcement (PSA) featuring a local favorite, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, that encourages youth to participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The PSA was developed by the Ad Council in collaboration with Let’s Move!, USDA, NFL, NFL Player Association, and National Dairy Council, and will be distributed to stations nationwide this week.
Posted by Bruce Alexander, Director, Office of Communications and Governmental Affairs, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service on February 4, 2011
I had the pleasure of celebrating the top notch achievement of the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School as USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and District of Columbia State Superintendent of Education Hosanna Mahaley presented this great school with a HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award of Distinction. The award represents the highest honor a school can achieve in the Challenge and they couldn’t have done it without the committed leadership and staff at this special school. This school is truly a role model and the award puts them on the map as the first school in the nation’s capital to earn the Gold Award of Distinction. E.W. Stokes is a diverse pre-school and elementary school providing instruction in two languages. Their unwavering commitment to sharing the benefits of physical activity and making good food choices is evident in everything they do!
Posted by Kathryn Quanbeck, Program Specialist in the FNS Western Regional Office, U. S. Department of Agriculture on February 3, 2011
Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) Nutrition Services Director, Rodney Taylor, knows the face of hunger in his community. On a daily basis, Rodney’s team serve lunch to about 34,000 RUSD kids, 61 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced price meals. While the RUSD staff offer these students a fresh, healthy, nutritious meal during the school year, where do students eat during the summer? In previous years, many students ate lunch at summer school. However, steep budget cuts in 2008 and 2009 forced many school districts, including RUSD, to drastically reduce their summer school sites to only three schools, leaving about 25,000 kids without a place to eat. Without the summer school program, where would those kids eat? That is where the RUSD's summer barbeques come in.
Posted by Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Quarterback and Co-Chair, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on February 2, 2011
Have you already given up on your 2011 resolution? If your answer is “yes,” or if you’re still searching for a resolution, I have a special program for you to jump start your physical activity, keep you motivated and on track, and even reward you with special recognition at the end.