Posted by Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services on October 18, 2011
Watch First Lady Michelle Obama's full remarks here.
Ed. Note: Cross-posted from the USDA blog.
Given that many children eat as many as two meals a day at school, it’s pretty clear that schools have a vital role to play if we’re going to combat the disturbing rise in childhood obesity we’ve seen in recent years. Just as clear is that schools participating in USDA’s HealthierUS School Challenge honored at the White House this week demonstrate the kind of deep commitment needed to create and maintain a healthy school environment. These schools are leaders that set an example for schools across the country.
Posted by Nikki Sutton on October 17, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama recently sat down to record video responses to questions from you. Last week, we posted responses on how you can get involved with Let's Move! and what inspired the First Lady to start the initiative to combat childhood obesity. Check out a couple more here:
Posted by Nikki Sutton on October 15, 2011
Recently we took your questions about Let's Move!, the First Lady's initiative to end childhood obesity and posed them directly to First Lady Michelle Obama. View her responses here.
Posted by Dr. Judy Palfrey, Executive Director of Let's Move on October 14, 2011
On October 11 at precisely 3 pm, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the National Geographic Kids challenge to break the world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24 hour period. Accompanied by local school children, the First Lady took to the South Lawn and led the children in an exercise that does everything the experts say we need to do to keep our kids healthy and fit. And best of all - the kids didn't need equipment, just enthusiasm!
Posted by Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture on October 14, 2011
Ed. Note: Cross-posted from the USDA blog
We know that a healthy nation starts with healthy people. A good diet helps kids stay active and focused at school. And staying healthy can increase your productivity on the job.
But sometimes families who want to make healthier eating choices are confused by conflicting messages, or don’t have time to do the research.
Posted by Nikki Sutton on October 12, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama leads a group of 400 local children on the South Lawn of the White House to help break the Guinness World Records title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period, Oct. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Posted by Nikki Sutton on October 11, 2011
Something exciting is happening today on the South Lawn of the White House. In partnership with National Geographic Kids Magazine, First Lady Michelle Obama will launch a challenge to help break the Guinness World Records® title for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period.
Posted by Nikki Sutton on October 7, 2011
Watch First Lady Michelle Obama welcome the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team.
Members of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and First Lady Michelle Obama took to the South Lawn yesterday afternoon for a Let's Move! soccer clinic with young players from Soccer Sisters United in Philadelphia and Prince William Courage Soccer Club in Woodbridge, Virginia. Women's National Soccer Team players Nicole Barnhart, Rachel Buehler, Lori Lindsey, Alex Morgan, Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn taught the kids soccer skills while highlighting the importance of physical activity, which is what Let's Move! is all about.
Posted by Nikki Sutton on October 5, 2011
Ed. Note: Cross-posted from the White House blog.
First Lady Michelle Obama and White House Chefs join children from Bancroft and Tubman Elementary Schools to harvest vegetables during the third annual White House kitchen garden fall harvest Oct. 5, 2011. Mrs. Obama planted the White House kitchen garden to help connect kids with the food they eat – an essential component of her Let’s Move! initiative. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by a big group of helpers for the third annual White House kitchen garden fall harvest. Students from Bancroft and Tubman Elementary Schools got their hands dirty picking produce from the garden and then had a chance to try some of the vegetables that they picked on grilled garden pizza.
Posted by Dr. Judy Palfrey, Executive Director of Let's Move on October 5, 2011
On October 3, Katie O'Malley, the First Lady of Maryland welcomed 20 chefs to the Governors Mansion in Annapolis. They ranged in age from 4 to 14 and were happy to take on the task of preparing Maryland grown produce into a special treat for the crowd who had gathered to celebrate ChopChop Maryland.