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Posted by Elena Sotobashi, Age 8, on July 13, 2016
“My grandfather is Japanese and my family likes to eat sushi. D.I.Y. Sushi has pretty much the same ingredients but everyone gets to make their own rolls. It is good for school lunches because the seaweed is separate and doesn’t get soggy. I like it because it is easy to make and you can choose what you want. In summer we can get the carrots and cucumbers from our garden. It is fun to make.” - Elena Sotobashi, Age 8, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from Washington D.C. 
Posted by Grace Landini, Age 12, on July 13, 2016
“Through our cooking camps and Kids in the Kitchen class, I was inspired to eat well and make healthy food for my own family. We joined Grow Ohio Valley, a group that turns vacant city lots into gardens. Each week my mom and I would pick out our vegetables. It was great to know we were eating really fresh vegetables and helping our community. As a child I always liked when my mom made couscous and this past summer I found out how easy it was to prepare. Now I have a meal that even my picky 7-year-old sister will eat. The dish can be made in less than 20 minutes and is great packed up for lunch the next day.” - Grace Landini, Age 12, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from West Virginia
Posted by Raya El-Hajjar, Age 8, on July 13, 2016
“In my family we eat a lot of hummus, and lately I wanted to know where hummus comes from. I read an article that said that the main ingredient in hummus is chickpeas. I discovered that chickpeas are really a super food and they are so tasty, too! In the summer, my brother and sister and I love to pick fresh vegetables from our backyard and we make different kinds of salads with them. So, for this salad we used our parsley and red and yellow peppers. Wisconsin is famous for cheese and cranberries. This is an easy, delicious salad that has all the nutrients you need!” - Raya El-Hajjar, Age 8, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from Wisconsin
Posted by Hannah Andreen, Age 11, on July 13, 2016
“The recipe I am making is very special to my family. When we were kids we would always go to dinner with my Great Grandma and eat this chicken and veggie salad. She has since passed away, so we eat this in remembrance of her. We make this salad for dinner all the time. The reason that I like this salad is because it is a little bit tart. Also, this is healthy because it has sunflower oil and that is healthier than corn oil. It also has a ton of vegetables.” - Hannah Andreen, Age 11, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from Wyoming
Posted by Catherine Oakar, Associate Director, Let's Move! on June 20, 2016
It’s hard to believe that it’s been exactly one month since First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote address to over 900 stakeholders at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) “Building a Healthier Future” Summit.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on June 8, 2016
It’s almost time for this year’s Kids’ “State Dinner!” Today, we announced the 56 young chefs representing each U.S. state, five territories, and the District of Columbia that will be joining First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on July 14 for the fifth annual Kids' “State Dinner.” The students attending are the winners of this year’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The winners and a parent or guardian will enjoy a healthy lunch hosted by Mrs. Obama that features a selection of the winning recipes. Following lunch, everyone will head out to the South Lawn to visit the White House Kitchen Garden.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on June 7, 2016
Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed students from across the country to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden and prepare a fresh, healthy meal with ingredients straight from the garden. The First Lady invited back the students who participated in this year’s planting so they could see the fruits – and vegetables – of their labor.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on June 7, 2016
Garden to table happens here at the White House! At this year’s spring White House Kitchen Garden harvest, First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by students from across the country to help harvest a variety of vegetables and then prepare a tasty meal with the fresh ingredients from the garden. Mrs. Obama and the students were joined by Author, Daytime Host and Child Nutrition Advocate, Rachael Ray, who is also a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and Tastemade’s Frankie Celenza.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on May 20, 2016
Today, at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the modernized Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods reflecting the latest science, the most relevant nutrition information, and a refreshed design. A central goal of Let’s Move! is to provide families with the information they need to make healthy choices, and after years of effort, we celebrate this progress.
Posted by Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Fitness on May 2, 2016
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of fitness.gov. You can find the original post here. May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month! President Obama has encouraged the nation to engage in regular physical activity and sport participation this month and we can’t wait to see how everyone rises up to this challenge. There are so many fun ways to get and stay active:  
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on April 29, 2016
This week, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Olympians, Paralympians, and Rio hopefuls at the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 100 Day Countdown event in Times Square to announce nationwide commitments to get nearly two million American children active as part of Let’s Move!.
Posted by Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND, Director, School Nutrition Program, Burke County Public Schools on April 22, 2016
Burke County Public Schools had the honor of hosting First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her American Garden Tour. Speaking on behalf of our district, we were both ecstatic and honored to share with Mrs. Obama just a small piece of what we do every day here in Burke County. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), there is no greater calling in life than to be able to teach children to live a healthier life, and it is so exciting to have a First Lady who shares the same passion as we do. 
Posted by Clarence J. Fluker Deputy Associate Director of National Parks and Youth Engagement, Council on Environmental Quality on April 21, 2016
During National Park Week, April 16 – 24, First Lady Michelle Obama is encouraging all Americans to #FindYourPark and extending a special invitation to 4th graders and their families to discover everything that our natural, historic and cultural treasures have to offer through the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative.
Posted by Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on April 20, 2016
Last month, the First Family hosted over 35,000 people from across the country to participate in fun and games on the South Lawn during the White House Easter Egg Roll. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition teamed up with the First Lady to highlight the progress of her Let’s Move! initiative and to encourage more kids and families to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on April 13, 2016
On the heels of the eighth annual planting of the White House Kitchen Garden, the First Lady set out to visit other gardens across the country. This year, as part of her American Garden Tour, Mrs. Obama is highlighting the impact and benefits of diverse gardens throughout the nation, including gardens in backyards and communities, at schools, and even in less conventional places like space.