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Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on February 10, 2015
The March edition of the Cooking Light magazine hits newsstands this Friday with a focus on inspiring families to prepare healthy and affordable meals and celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Let’s Move!. First Lady Michelle Obama is featured on the cover and is the first person in the magazine’s 28-year history to appear on the cover. In this special edition, the First Lady sat down to talk with Cooking Light about her personal experience around cooking and family meals and how that lead to her work focusing on nutrition when she came to the White House.
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on February 9, 2015
Five years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, a nationwide initiative to set children on a path to a healthy future. And over the past five years, we have seen incredible commitments from parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves to improve the health of our nation’s children.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on February 5, 2015
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) at West Side High School in New York City as they announced another $500 million commitment to help kids across the country grow up healthy.
Posted by Shelley Maniscalco, MPH, RD, Director, Office of Nutrition Marketing and Communications, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion on February 5, 2015
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of usda.gov. You can find the original post here. The recipes on What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl offer nutrition information to help you choose dishes for you and your family.
Posted by Kirby Bumpus, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on January 23, 2015
Let’s Read! Let’s Move! hosted their first White House event on Wednesday to educate and entertain a group of local DC students on healthy and active living. The typically grandiose ballroom was transformed into a kaleidoscope of color with life-sized balloons, Seuss characters, and Cat-in-the-Hat accouterments to match! Forty students from Seaton, Kendall Demonstration, and Drew Elementary schools (DC Public Schools) participated in the event with the First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on January 8, 2015
The White House today announced that Debra “Deb” Eschmeyer will be joining the staff as the Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy.  The role was previously held by Sam Kass, who departed in December to live full time in New York City.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on January 2, 2015
Making a New Year’s resolution this year? We’re here to help you start your year off right. Check out the ideas below to help your family have a happy and healthy 2015!
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on December 29, 2014
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of whitehouse.gov. You can find the original post here. From harvesting the White House Kitchen Garden to working to improve school nutrition, we had an exciting and fun 2014 at Let's Move! helping to get kids active and healthy. We even learned that the First Lady's favorite fall vegetable is a sweet potato. But, what were some of our favorite moments from Let's Move! this year?
Posted by Jessica Larson, MS,RD, Nutritionist, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion on December 20, 2014
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of usda.gov. You can find the original post here. Who doesn’t want to have a little fun with their food? Especially if you have a picky eater at home, try adding a creative flair to the plate to boost a healthy meal’s fun factor. Our team of nutritionists has been having fun using cookie cutters to come up with creative, healthy ideas, but there are lots of easy ways to make healthy choices more appealing.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on December 19, 2014
This week, Let's Move! joined a Twitter chat hosted by the Partnership for a Healthier America to discuss tips and strategies that shoppers can use when navigating crowded grocery store aisles.
Posted by Sasha Bard, MS, RD, Nutritionist, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA on December 17, 2014
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of usda.gov. You can find the original post here. You’re never too old to play with your food! This winter, while the kids are home from school and family and friends gather together, you can experiment with ways to make healthy foods festive and fun. This blog shows how we created a snowy scene using foods from all five of the MyPlate food groups.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on December 16, 2014
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) recently announced a new effort, titled the Healthier Campus Initiative, which aims to improve the health of students, faculty, and staff on college and university campuses across the nation. PHA, in collaboration with the nation’s leading experts in nutrition, physical activity, and campus wellness, developed 40 recommendations to help foster healthier environments in university settings.
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on November 25, 2014
During this year’s 3rd Annual Kids’ State Dinner, the First Lady announced the Kids and Chefs Cook for Success collaboration. Through this initiative, each of the 54 Kids’ State Dinner winners were paired with a chef in their community to host free, healthy cooking demonstrations to support efforts to build and teach basic cooking skills. The work of these dynamic duos has inspired kids, families, and communities across the nation to try their hand at preparing healthier meals at home. The cooking demonstrations have begun, and we couldn’t be more impressed with the talented pairs!
Posted by Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition on November 24, 2014
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of fitness.gov. You can find the original post here. It’s that time of year again when families and friends get together for some long-overdue fellowship and thanksgiving. We hope that in addition to resurrecting some tasty family recipes, you will also try a few new ones with a nutritious twist which are equally delicious! Make it a family affair and get everyone involved in the preparation, cooking and serving of the meals.
Posted by Elena Hoffnagle, Program Associate, Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties, National League of Cities on November 20, 2014
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of National League of Cities CitiesSpeak.org. You can find the original post here. Local elected officials have a key role to play as leaders in ensuring children in their communities reach their full potential and live healthy lives. Through their participation in Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC), local elected officials across the country can adopt policies that improve access to healthy affordable food and opportunities for physical activity and be recognized for their efforts. To date, nearly 460 mayors, city council members, county commissioners and other local elected officials are participating in the initiative. More than 60 million Americans are now living in LMCTC communities that are dedicated to helping young people eat healthy foods and be physically active.