Posted by Michael T. Jarvis, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service & Alan Shannon, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Midwest Region on November 8, 2011
Students enjoyed the new Windy City Chicken lunch, made possible by a unique collaboration USDA agencies, a Rachael Ray, and the Chicago schools system.
Posted by Jennifer Seymour, CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity on November 8, 2011
Check out the San Antonio School Salad Bars video.
“Mom, our school has a salad bar this year! And no offense Mom, but it was one of the best salads I’ve ever had,” said George Velasquez, a 12-year-old San Antonio middle school student.
Looking for some proof that making small changes in your diet and exercise routine can have big results on your waistline? The Today show interviewed three White House staffers who have whittled their middles by making smart choices about what they drink, and what they snack on during the day. Each of them says they were inspired by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.
Posted by Meghan Johnson, Public Health Communications Intern, National Park Service on November 4, 2011
For the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA), helping communities lead active, outdoor lifestyles, is a top priority. This summer, RTCA employees challenged themselves to complete 30 minutes or more of physical activity each day as part of a national PALA competition.
Posted by Bill Mendoza, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities on November 3, 2011
Posted by Secretary Arne Duncan, U.S. Department of Education on November 3, 2011
In September, I opened the pilot year of the Green Ribbon Schools award to recognize the highest performing green and healthy schools in the nation. High standards of nutrition, fitness, and outdoor time for both students and staff are among the qualifying criteria for the award.
First Lady Michelle Obama shares a group hug with children at Royal Castle Child Development Center during her visit as part of her Let's Move! initiative in New Orleans, La., Nov. 1, 2011. . (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Posted by Marissa Duswalt, RD, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, on November 1, 2011
Last week the Let’s Move Faith and Communities team hosted partners from across the country for a conference call on USDA’s new nutrition education resources. It was a packed hour. This year USDA has published the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the new MyPlate food icon, and online resources including the comprehensive www.Nutrition.gov for easy access to nutrition education and programs. Curious about how the conversation went? Check out the links below.
Posted by Heidi Christensen, Associate Director for Community Engagement at the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on October 26, 2011
Among the employees of the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, there was no lack of initiative in their collective decision to accept the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) challenge. The community enthusiastically embraced the challenge, seeking to use it as a means to lead their larger community towards becoming more involved in the First Lady’s Let’s Move Faith & Communities initiative, and to promote healthier lifestyles.