Let's Move Logo
Let' Move Blog

Let's Move Blog

Posted by Recipe by Grayson Schmitz and Paul Qui, former "Top Chef" contestants on February 10, 2012
Do you want to cook like the pros? Check out this healthy, budget friendly and delicious recipe created for  a special Let's Move!  "Quick Fire" Challenge.
Posted by Colleen Curtis on February 10, 2012
Be there for all the fun as First Lady Michelle Obama leads a crowd of 14,000 Iowa students in the "Interlude" dance, on the first day of her three day, four state tour to celebrate the second birthday of Let's Move!
Posted by Colleen Curtis on February 10, 2012
To celebrate the second anniversary of Let's Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama is on a three day, four state tour, visiting people across the country whose lives have been impacted by her signature initiative.
Posted on February 9, 2012
Making healthy meals at home doesn’t mean you have to serve up the same old dish every night. Introducing new, nutritious foods in lunchboxes and at the dinner table is easy—and changing things up is a great way to get kids excited about eating healthy. After all, parents and care-givers not only play a key role in making healthy choices for children, they also help children learn to make healthy choices for themselves
Posted on February 9, 2012
Let’s Move! aims to increase opportunities for kids to be physically active, both in and out of school and to create new opportunities for families to move together. For kids and teens (that’s anyone between 6 and 17 years), your goals are:
Posted on February 7, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama today announced a new a national competition that will identify and reward the most creative, impactful, and scalable school-based programs and technological innovations that promote physical activity for children.
Posted on February 7, 2012
Recipe courtesy of the White House Kitchen The hardest part of this simple recipe is slicing the potatoes. Swap out some of the sweet spuds for carrots, and get an added boost of beta-carotene and carotenoids. Serve the fries with baby tomato ketchup for extra nutrients — and to avoid the sodium in store-bought brands. Serving Size Makes 6 servings Cook Time Preparation: 25 minutes
Posted by Kori Schulman on February 6, 2012
Today, we’re holding a special session of White House Office Hours to celebrate the second anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. At 2:30 p.m. EST, Sam Kass, Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, is answering your questions live on Twitter. First Lady Michelle Obama, with chefs Todd Grey from Equinox, left, and Sam Kass, from the White House, gestures during a “Let’s Move!” event with hundreds of chefs from around the country on the South Lawn of the White House, June 4, 2010. The First Lady called on chefs to get involved by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition. June 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Join Sam for Office Hours at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 6th. Here's how it works:
Posted on February 3, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama joins students for a "Let's Move!" Salad Bars to Schools launch event at Riverside Elementary School in Miami, Fla., Nov. 22, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) Since launching Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010, significant progress has been made to solve the problem of childhood obesity. Parents, businesses, educators, elected officials, members of the military, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders and kids themselves have made substantial commitments to improve the health of our nation’s children. Through working together with Let’s Move!, these groups have provided children with healthier food and greater opportunities for physical activity in schools and communities, helped get families the information they need to make healthier decisions, supported a healthy start in early childhood, and have worked to ensure more people have access to healthy, affordable food.
Posted on January 31, 2012
How about this for a healthy school lunch: a chef salad in a pocket alongside veggie dippers and fruit kebobs with honey yogurt dipping sauce. White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford shows CafeMom's Amy Boshnack how to make this fun and affordable school lunch that follows MyPlate nutritional guidelines. Check it out:
Posted on January 31, 2012
White House Executive Chef (and mom) Cristeta Comerford crafted a healthy and affordable culinary creation that follows the MyPlate nutritonal guideline and shows Amy Boshnack from CafeMom's The Stir how to recreate it. Watch the video:
Posted on January 31, 2012
Veggie pasta, apple dippers with honey and milk--it's a healthy and affordable lunch following the MyPlate guidelines that White House Executive Chef, who is a mom herself, demonstrated for Amy Boshnack from CafeMom's The Stir. Check out the video:
Posted by Sam Kass, Assistant White House Chef on January 27, 2012
Wednesday was a monumental day for kids, families, educators, administrators, food service workers and the advocates who have led the charge and worked hand in hand to deliver healthier, more nutritious food to our nation’s school children.
Posted on January 27, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a Let’s Move! Initiative event with Aimee Busquet and Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue at National Supermarket in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 26, 2012. The event showcased the Mi Plato (My Plate) program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s educational tool that assists families in making healthy meal choices. (Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)