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Posted by Lindsay Matthews on May 17, 2012
April showers bring May flowers. That’s how the old adage goes. But instead of waiting for the flowers to bloom, this May bring your family together with an activity that is perfect whether the sun is shining or it’s pouring down rain – we're talking about gardening of course! Families, schools and communities across the country can all take part in our newest initiative to get our children healthy. We’re growing our own produce and we want you to join us.
Posted by Kasie Coccaro on May 17, 2012
Note: This live session of Office Hours has concluded. View the full question and answer session below or at Storify.com This has been an exciting week for Let’s Move! On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Team USA to announce new programs that will help connect more than 1.7 million kids with athletic opportunities in their communities. Today, we launched a new section on LetsMove.gov dedicated to helping schools, communities and families start their own gardens. Find out how you can get started on a garden of your own with checklists for schools, communities and kitchens. Do you have questions about the Let’s Move! initiative or how to get your garden growing this spring? On Friday, May 18th at 1:00 pm ET, we’re holding a special session of White House Office Hours with Sam Kass, White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, to answer your questions on Twitter.  
Posted by Lindsay Matthews on May 16, 2012
Yesterday, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed MLS Cup Champions the LA Galaxy to the White House. President Obama honored the teams 2011 season and their MLS Cup victory and the First Lady hosted a question and answer session where the players discussed getting active, eating right and keeping healthy with an audience of young, talented soccer fans from around the country.
Posted by Megan Slack on May 14, 2012
There’s no better time than the hot, sunny days of summer vacation to get kids moving. And with the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games kicking off this July, young people all across the country will have a chance to see some of America’s finest athletes in action as they run, jump, swim and ride in hopes of bringing home the gold. 
Recipe courtesy of Country Living Magazine  "Sweet potatoes add welcome texture to pizza—and they’re delicious with tomato sauce!" — Cristeta Comerford and Sam Kass, executive chef and assistant chef of the White House Serving Size 8
Recipe courtesy of USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov This is a bright, light take on sweet & sour pork that’s studded with plenty of pineapple, carrots, and wedges of tomato. Serving Size Serves 4 (approximately 1¼ cups each)
Recipe courtesy of USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov
Recipe courtesy of USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov
Recipe courtesy of West Junior High School in Hopkins, MN -- featured on USDA's ChooseMyPlate.gov