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Posted by Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service on August 19, 2010
On a trip to Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve last week, I was reminded of the rejuvenating power of crisp, mountain air. The Alaskan interior is just one of the many places in this country that keeps on inspiring people to go outside and get moving!
Posted by Julia Eisman, HHS New Media Communications Director on August 16, 2010
With summer vacation coming to a close, we asked you to tell us what you did to keep moving this summer by leaving a comment on the Let’s Move! Facebook page. And boy, have you been busy! From biking, to running, to rollerblading, to getting your hands dirty planting gardens – you’ve made the most of the longest days of the year. Here’s how some of our Facebook fans have been moving this summer...
Posted by Julia Eisman, HHS New Media Communications Director on August 12, 2010
To celebrate the remaining weeks of summer, we want to hear from you about how your family got moving this summer.
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: