Posted by Pamela Bryant, Health Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 3, 2014
This month marks the third anniversary of Let’s Move! Child Care, a nationwide call-to-action that empowers child care and early education providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime. On this occasion, we salute the over 12,500 child care and early education providers who have committed to working towards the Initiative’s 5 goals and best practices for healthy nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding support, and screen time. Watch this video to see how it all began.
Posted by Eric Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer, Office of School Support Services, New York City Department of Education on June 2, 2014
Last week, I had the honor and privilege of joining First Lady Michelle Obama along with other school leaders and experts for a roundtable discussion about the innovative and creative ways we are implementing the school nutrition standards.
Posted by David Binkle, Director, Los Angeles Unified School District Food Services on May 30, 2014
The city of Los Angeles is known all around the world for Hollywood, Beverly Hills, celebrities as well as glitz and glamour. There are more than 125,000 millionaires and more than 20 billionaires in this city I now call home.
But the reality is there is still a big discrepancy in quality of life between the elite and the majority of students I serve as food services director at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the country.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on May 29, 2014
Last week, the Seattle Seahawks were invited to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl Championship earlier this year. During their visit, Seahawks players Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, and Earl Thomas teamed up with the First Lady in the White House Kitchen to show off some impressive cooking skills and share the importance of eating healthy to help them perform at the top of their game.
Posted by Sam Kass, Executive Director, Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition on May 27, 2014
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined a roundtable discussion with school leaders and experts on issues surrounding school nutrition. The First Lady heard from participants about the work they are doing to improve school nutrition in their local districts.
Posted by Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, Department of the Interior on May 15, 2014
Enjoy getting active outdoors with your family? If so, we have a contest for you!
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on May 14, 2014
Back in September, the First Lady joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to launch Drink Up, a campaign to encourage everyone to drink more water.
Posted by Melissa Heintz, Public Affairs Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services on May 9, 2014
Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama presented the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service at a special ceremony in the White House. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for community service and celebrates how they make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.
Posted by Dr. Janey Thornton, Deputy Under Secretary, USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services on May 2, 2014
Ed Note: This blog is cross-posted from usda.gov. You can find the original post here.
As the school year begins to wind down, let’s take time to acknowledge the unsung heroes in our nation’s school cafeterias. School nutrition employees contribute greatly to a child’s short- and long-term health and academic success, but their contributions often go without recognition. Today is School Lunch Hero Day, and next week (May 5-9) is School Nutrition Employee Week. Let’s take this opportunity to extend our thanks for all that school nutrition employees do to support our children throughout the entire school year.
Posted by Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on May 1, 2014
Ed. Note: This blog is cross-posted from fitness.gov. To view the original post, click here.
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: a great time to renew your commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Strategies to Increase Physical Activities Among Youth, youth need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day where they live, learn, and play. In addition to physical health benefits, regular activity provides cognitive health benefits as well. Research shows that when children are physically active, they achieve higher grades, record better attendance, and their behavior improves. Put simply, active kids do better.