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Posted by Dominic Hawkins, Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior on September 19, 2011
A Bicycle. Such a simple invention from the 19th century. Now, nearly 200 years later, billions of people of all ages not only rely on a bicycle as a primary means of transportation, but as a fun and easy way to exercise in America’s Great Outdoors.  A Youth Activity ProgramTrips for Kids is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to that cause. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area with chapters across the United States, Canada and Israel, its mission is to provide mountain bike outings, job trainings, health and environmental education to youths. Over 79,000 youths have participated in this program since being founded in 1988 by Marilyn Price.
Posted by Nikki Sutton on September 16, 2011
Ed. Note: Cross-posted from the WhiteHouse.gov blog. As part of the Let's Move! initiative, yesterday morning First Lady Michelle Obama joined Partnership for a Healthier America, Red Lobster, Olive Garden and other family chains owned by Darden Restaurants to announce a commitment from Darden to reduce calories and sodium in their meals and to provide healthier options in their kids’ menus.
Posted by Kevin Discepolo, Secretary’s Fellow for Youth in the Great Outdoors at the Department of the Interior on September 15, 2011
Athletics provide many opportunities for youth across the country, like the chance to be physically active, as well as a group of friends with a common interest, but it is coaches who decide what type of athlete these kids will be. I do not mean whether they will be All-Americans or bench players. Rather, will they understand the values of a strong work ethic, good sportsmanship, or the power of teamwork?
Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine Put a cool, fruity smoothie in your thermos, and if you don’t drink it up for breakfast, you’ll be psyched for it at snack or lunchtime. Just give it a shake before drinking, to make sure all the ingredients are blended. Serving Size Makes 2 servings Time 15 minutes Ingredients
The best way to get your kids interested in eating healthy food is get them involved in preparing healthy food. Our friends at Chop Chop magazine paid a visit to the White House kitchen recently where their kid chefs grilled our chefs about what they like to cook – and what they like to eat.
Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine Why is a wrap more fun than a sandwich? We don’t know, but it sure is. Lavash is a Middle-Eastern flat bread that is often topped with sesame seeds. Multi-grain tortillas are a perfect substitute. Serving Size 2 servings Cook Time 15 minutes Ingredients
Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine The apple in this simple, scrumptious soup will make the sweet carrots and onions even sweeter. These are all fall ingredients—which makes this the perfect back-to-school lunch. Serving Size 14 servings Cook Time 35 minutes Ingredients
Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine Chop Chop Magazine Zesty dip turns carrots into something special. Of course, if you run out of carrots, you could use another favorite vegetable. Greek yogurt is thicker than regular yogurt, which is why Adam uses it here; you can get it at most supermarkets. Serving Size Serves 8 Time 10 minutes Ingredients
Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine Here’s a recipe for a sweet and wholesome quick bread that’s the perfect treat to pack in a lunchbox. Serving Size Serves 2 Cook Time Prep Time: 25 Minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Ingredients
Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine Hot and tired when you get home from school? Make yourself a refreshing fizzy juice drink, then cool down and relax. Serving Size 4 Servings Time 5 Minutes Ingredients