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Posted by Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, USDA Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services on February 11, 2011
It has been one year since First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her Let’s Move! initiative with the goal to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. The anniversary calls for a time to reflect on its vast contributions, but to also continue the important momentum.
Posted by Joshua DuBois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships on February 11, 2011
Commentary from Joshua Dubois, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, on the one year anniversary of Let's Move!One year ago, I watched as First Lady Michelle Obama announced her Let’s Move! initiative at the White House. With much of the nation digging out from monumental snow storms and record low temperatures, the idea of exercising and eating healthy foods was the furthest from many of our minds at the time. Yet, Mrs. Obama challenged all of us to do more, she challenged us by saying, “Let’s Move!” This week, in Alpharetta, Georgia at North Point Community Church on the first anniversary of Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the impact of parents and faith and community leaders across the country on efforts to improve children’s health through nutrition, and physical fitness.
Posted by Anton Gunn, HHS Regional Director for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee on February 11, 2011
Last Tuesday the City of Orlando celebrated the anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let's Move! Campaign with an incredible day full of events that was an unqualified success from all perspectives.
Posted by Joanne Corte Grossi, HHS Regional Director for Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia on February 11, 2011
In honor of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, officials from the City of Bethlehem, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, Highmark Blue Shield and cheerleaders from the Philadelphia Eagles, along with students, parents, and teachers from Broughal Middle School, joined together on Friday, February 4, 2011 to celebrate the efforts undertaken by the city and school to promote physical activity and healthy food choices.
Posted by Ronna Bach, SNP Regional Director, FNS Western Region on February 10, 2011
The two most direct ways to get involved in the Summer Food Service Program in your community are to either become a sponsor or a feeding site. What’s the difference you may ask? Being a sponsor means acting as the organizer for Summer Food Service sites. Sponsors manage, train, supervise and monitor all food service activities and locations where children can eat. They also maintain paperwork and submit claims for reimbursement.
Posted by Jaime Mulligan, White House New Media Analyst for Public Health on February 10, 2011
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a major address focused on the efforts of the Let's Move! initiative to meet the needs of parents. Here are some excerpts from the speech, and you can watch also watch the full remarks below. On her experiences growing up: "My brother and I got pizza a few times a year – as a reward for good grades when report cards came out. No one in my family believed in eating out…especially not my grandmother. I will never forget the time when my brother and I begged her to get us takeout burgers and fries for lunch. We were shocked when she finally agreed. And as we sat excitedly waiting for our burgers to arrive…and I swear this is true…my grandmother brought out a can of peas. And, much to our horror, she promptly served us two scoops each. My grandma failed to grasp one of the key benefits of takeout for kids…and that was…no vegetables!"
Posted by Shantae Goodloe, Housing and Urban Development Public Affairs Officer on February 10, 2011
At Housing and Urban Development (HUD) we have a saying, “You can’t be healthy if your house is sick.” And if your home is sick, it may affect your children and their chances of getting and staying in shape. Today marks the first anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, an initiative to end the epidemic of childhood obesity. One third of all children born in 2000 or later will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.
Posted by Jaime Mulligan, White House New Media Analyst for Public Health on February 9, 2011
Today, at 4 pm ET, the First Lady will deliver a major address focused specifically on the campaign’s efforts to meet the needs of parents.
Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services on February 9, 2011
As we celebrate the one year anniversary of Let’s Move!, I am honored to be part of an Administration that prioritizes the power of prevention and invests in the health of our children.
Posted by Judy Baker, HHS Regional Director for Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri on February 9, 2011
On Tuesday morning the auditorium at Ingels Elementary School was rockin’ and rollin’ as more than 200 students, teachers and invited guests joined with Health and Human Services staff to celebrate the one-year anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.