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Posted by Sophia Solomon, White House Intern on August 11, 2010
This summer, hundreds of local DC children have been invited to the White House as part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! South Lawn Series—an event that focuses on educating and engaging children and their parents with creative, fun and easy ways to be healthy. The series is one of many programs included in First Lady’s comprehensive, community-oriented campaign to combat the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.
Posted by Erin Edgerton on August 7, 2010
Yesterday the First Lady released statement recognizing the Senate’s passage of the Child Nutrition Bill. This bipartisan legislation will bring fundamental changes to schools and improve the food options available to our children.
Posted by Sarah Alligood, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion on August 5, 2010
A little over one week remains in the Apps for Healthy Kids voting period, and so far, over 11,500 votes have been tallied. In addition, support for the initiative continues to amplify, with the number of supporters reaching nearly 30,000! Of the 95 games and tools in the application gallery, favorites are beginning to emerge, but there is still time to vote for the apps that you think are most deserving of the $4,500 Popular Choice Awards.
Posted by Dale Penny, President, Student Conservation Association (SCA) on August 5, 2010
Today, I had the honor of being awarded a Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger badge by four of our interns working with the National Park Service's Rivers & Trails Program. This summer, these young people are serving as Let’s Move Outside ambassadors for the National Park Service, engaging hundreds of elementary and middle school children in a range of healthy, outdoor activities at five different locations across the Northeastern United States.
Posted on August 2, 2010
Today the First Lady wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post on the importance of the Child Nutrition Bill. The groundbreaking legislation that will bring fundamental change to schools and improve food options for children.
Posted by Kori Schulman on July 29, 2010
Let's Move! and GOOD are pleased to announce the winners of the infographic design contest on the challenge of childhood obesity. We asked you to design infographics about the problem of childhood obesity and the ways the nation is working to address it -- drawing inspiration from the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity’s report to the President. The entries were great (see them all here). Now, take a look at the winners: 
Posted by Todd May, U.S. Department of Education on July 26, 2010
Mrs. Marian Robinson, mother of First Lady Michelle Obama, and over 100 local students joined Secretary Arne Duncan at the Department of Education for the fourth installment of the Department’s “Let’s Read. Let’s Move." summer enrichment series.
Posted by Kori Schulman on July 23, 2010
Let’s Move! and GOOD asked you to create infographics about the childhood obesity epidemic to help raise awareness about the problem and the ways we’re working to address it. We've received some great submissions -- check some out here and see even more over on GOOD.is.
Posted by Amanda Eamich, Director of Web Communications, USDA on July 22, 2010
The Apps for Healthy Kids polls are open with 95 games and apps waiting for you to test and play. We’re thrilled with your interest thus far with almost 5,000 votes cast in the first week.
Posted by Michelle Kwan, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Member on July 21, 2010
What are you up to this summer? Are you movin’ and shakin’? It’s easy to let the summer heat keep you from playing outside – maybe one of the reasons I took up figure skating was to stay cool in the summer. OK, that might not be 100% true, but having dedicated such a large part of my life to my sport, I know how important physical activity is for your body, mind, and spirit.
Posted by Tony Clark, Major League Baseball Players Association on July 21, 2010
On behalf of Major League baseball players, I was honored today to stand with the First Lady at Camden Yards as we kicked off a new partnership with the Let's Move! campaign.
Posted by Temeka Johnson, WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury point guard on July 20, 2010
Yesterday President Obama welcomed WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House. The team continued their commitment to service by hosting a kids basketball clinic as part of Let’s Move! to help young people live healthy and active lives. We caught up with Phoenix Mercury point guard Temeka Johnson following her visit, here's what she had to say:
Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services on July 20, 2010
Recently, a group of students took me on a tour of an urban farm in Roxbury, an inner-city neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. This farm produces a wide variety of delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables right in the heart of the city.
Posted by Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary on July 17, 2010
Yesterday, the House Education and Labor Committee passed the Child Nutrition Reauthorization underscoring the importance of child nutrition to the future our nation. People across the country continue to learn not only about the importance of what we eat, but also where our food comes from and what we should be feeding our children. There is not a town or community in the United States that won’t benefit from the legislation because it is about providing the future of our nation – our kids- with the healthy food they need.
Posted by Kori Schulman on July 14, 2010
Yesterday, Mrs. Obama answered your questions on the Let’s Move! initiative in a live video chat. Thousands of questions were submitted in advance and even more came in live.