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Posted by Ali Kelley on September 26, 2012
“I love running because I feel blessed with an amazing gift that I try to use to the best of my ability.  It allows me to grow and see improvement, it lets my competitive nature run wild and it brings me peace and joy.” – Allyson Felix, three-time Olympic gold medalist.
Posted by Sally Jacober-Brown, Public Affairs Specialist Mid-Atlantic Region, on September 20, 2012 at 1:58 PM on September 25, 2012
Ed. Note: This blog was cross-posted from the US Department of Agriculture blog Matoaka Elementary School isn’t the biggest school, or the oldest. But it does have a Parent Teacher Association that takes student health very seriously.  So seriously, in fact, that one committee is completely devoted to helping kids and families develop Healthy Lifestyles!
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 25, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a WebMD Town Hall in Homestead, Florida, and answered questions from audience members about how American families can make healthy choices. Mrs. Obama encourages parents to take an active role in helping kids eat healthy and be active, as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. The First Lady shares her thoughts on the importance of family dinner, and how offers some simple tips to avoid going out to eat.
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 25, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a WebMD Town Hall in Homestead, Florida, and answered questions from audience members about how American families can make healthy choices. Mrs. Obama encourages parents to take an active role in helping kids eat healthy and be active, as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. The First Lady shares her thoughts on helping kids get the sleep they need.
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 25, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a WebMD Town Hall in Homestead, Florida, and answered questions from audience members about how American families can make healthy choices. Mrs. Obama encourages parents to take an active role in helping kids eat healthy and be active, as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. The First Lady shares some simple tips to get kids away from the screen and moving.
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 25, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a WebMD Town Hall in Homestead, Florida, and answered questions from audience members about how American families can make healthy choices. Mrs. Obama encourages parents to take an active role in helping kids eat healthy and be active, as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. The First Lady emphasizes the importance of exercise, and shares what her favorite work is.
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 25, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a WebMD Town Hall in Homestead, Florida, and answered questions from audience members about how American families can make healthy choices. Mrs. Obama encourages parents to take an active role in helping kids eat healthy and be active, as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. The First Lady shares some simple tips on how to find time to exercise.
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 25, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a WebMD Town Hall in Homestead, Florida, and answered questions from audience members about how American families can make healthy choices. Mrs. Obama encourages parents to take an active role in helping kids eat healthy and be active, as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. The First Lady encourages parents to build relationships with their child’s school to ensure healthy options are available at lunchtime.
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 25, 2012
First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a WebMD Town Hall in Homestead, Florida, and answered questions from audience members about how American families can make healthy choices. Mrs. Obama encourages parents to take an active role in helping kids eat healthy and be active, as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. The First Lady shares some simple tips on how to feed your family healthy meals on the go, and explains what her family does.
Posted by Matt Compton on September 21, 2012
Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the White House blog. Last week, more than 400 Olympians and Paralympians were on hand at the White House for an event to celebrate their success in this year's London Games.
Posted by Deidra L. McGee, Office of Communication, U.S. Forest Service on September 21, 2012
Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Posted by Drew Brees, NFL Quarterback and Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on September 20, 2012
Editor's Note: This blog was cross-posted from the President's Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and it also marks the start of the new school year for kids across America.  The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is ramping up its efforts to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition, and they're challenging each of us to help America’s youth lead a healthier lifestyle. 
Posted by Kasie Coccaro on September 19, 2012
This fall, the White House will once again open its gardens and grounds to visitors from across the country continuing First Lady Michelle Obama's commitment to opening up the White House. As Mrs. Obama has said: "This is really what the White House is all about. It’s the “People’s House.” It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can."
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 18, 2012
Ed. note: The physical activity facts for adolescent and school health were originally published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Physical activity is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and it can be especially important in helping kids do better in school. U.S. Health and Human Services studies show that regular physical activity for kids and teens improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, and increases self-esteem. Parents, teachers and community leaders can all play a supportive role, and help encourage a healthy lifestyle by promoting physical activity into everyday routines.
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on September 13, 2012
Starting today, iVillage is teaming up with the President’s Challenge Program to help American families improve their fitness and nutrition habits for a healthier lifestyle. Join the free six-week program and starting September 17, you'll receive daily emails with tips and activities to help you stay fit, eat right and earn a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+).