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Posted by Capt Meredith Reynolds, Ph.D., USPHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on October 4, 2011
Since First Lady Michelle Obama’s announcement of Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) on June 8, 2011, nearly 1,300 participants have registered online and joined the fight against childhood obesity. Among the participants are child care providers who have committed to achieving best practice recommendations for the five LMCC goals—physical activity, screen time, food, beverage, and infant feeding—and trainers dedicated to providing technical assistance to child care providers participating in LMCC.
Posted by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services on September 28, 2011
We did it! At Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play, I had the pleasure of announcing the success of the Million Presidential Active LifestyleAward(PALA) Challenge and celebrating with the members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and thousands of kids and families in front of the White House.
Posted by Dr. Judy Palfrey, Executive Director of Let's Move on September 28, 2011
On September 19, for first time in history, world leaders met at the United Nations in a High Level Meeting called to begin addressing diabetes, heart disease and cancer on Global scale. One after another the Presidents, Prime Ministers, Health Ministers and other dignitaries stood in front of the UN symbol of peace pledged their resolve to address the root cause of many of these diseases -- overweight and obesity.
Recipe courtesy of Job Corps' Top Chefs
Recipe courtesy of Job Corps' Top Chefs
Posted by Erin Lindsay on September 26, 2011
Over the weekend, First Lady Michelle Obama joined children and families at Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play to celebrate the success of the Million PALA Challenge, a joint initiative of Let’s Move!  and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN).
Posted by Holly H. McPeak, Nutrition Advisor, HHS/OASH on September 26, 2011
In Lounge 201 on Capitol Hill, 19 Job Corps food service managers from Job Corps centers nationwide exercised their culinary creativity in a “Top Chef” food competition in support of Let’s Move! This event known as “Job Corps’ Top Chefs: Creating Healthy and Nutritious Food Services,” was the culmination of a three day summit, September 13- 15, 2011, held in Washington DC. It was hosted by the National Job Corps Association (NJCA) is held annually, with this year being the second conference.
Posted by Heidi Christensen, Associate Director for Community Engagement at the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on September 26, 2011
Ed. Note: Cross-posted from the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships blog. Across the country, parish nurses are helping congregations walk in health towards a more active lifestyle. Parish nurses, or Faith Community Nurses, are health experts who work within specific congregations to provide the tools, resources, and support necessary to make healthy decisions and stay active. In their capacity as health counselors, advocates, educators, and providers of spiritual care, they are on the frontlines of congregational health, working with church members to address healing of the body, mind and spirit.
Posted by Audrey Rowe, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Administrator on September 26, 2011
Ed. Note: Cross-posted from the USDA blog. In August I went back to school with students in Albany and Newton, Ga., to see how healthy school meals help students get their “S.W.A.G. on” and prepare for success. In Albany, 400 Sherwood Acres Elementary Magnet School students celebrated school breakfast, many wearing S.W.A.G. t-shirts, which stands for “Students with Academic Greatness!”  Vanessa Hayes, Dougherty County Schools Director of Child Nutrition Services, explained, “We understand that good nutrition is the fuel for the educational vehicle.”