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Posted on February 8, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our kids’ health and create real support for families to live healthier lives.  Since then we’ve seen substantial commitments from parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves to improve the health of our nation’s children.
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on February 8, 2013
This year, Team USA was represented by 148 athletes at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, 88 men and 60 women. Team USA brought home home 44 gold, 35 silver, and 25 bronze medals. Athletes from 111 different countries competed in eight different sports: Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Ball, Floor Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating, Snowboarding, and Snowshoeing. Read more about the kick-off here. The Special Olympics is the world’s most competitive series of events for athletes with disabilities. These Games were founded in 1968, on the belief that people with disabilities can benefit from sports and that athletes of all abilities should be given the opportunity to achieve their dreams, whether that dream is going for gold or beating a personal best.
Posted by Susan Hildreth & Julia Bland on February 7, 2013
The eyes of the world were on the athletic abilities of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers as they squared off in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, but the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) chose to focus on the health and creativity of that city's youngest citizens.
Posted by Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair, President’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition on February 6, 2013
Editor's note: This post was originally published on the official blog of Fitness.gov. Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! Each year, this observance provides us with a tremendous opportunity to help get more girls in the game, and make a significant investment in the future of our nation. I am proud to serve as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and sound the alarm about the importance of ensuring equitable physical activity opportunities for all Americans. Throughout my life, I have been transformed and inspired by sports. Since the first time I tumbled into a gymnasium at six years old to becoming an Olympic gold medalist, I was motivated and excited by the opportunities presented to me as an athlete and a coach. I owe my participation and success in gymnastics (and so much more) to the passage of Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, which has transformed the lives of millions of girls by granting them greater access to participate in sports.
Posted by Colleen Curtis on February 4, 2013
Ever wonder how world class athletes get the energy to perform at their top strength for hours on end? We asked some members of the Miami Heat when they visited the White House last week, and they shared their stay strong secrets: It's all about the pre-game meal. Find out what keeps them moving:
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on January 16, 2013
If a healthier lifestyle is one of your New Year's resolutions for 2013, there is a free tool available that can help you make the most nutritious and active choices for your lifestyle. 
Posted on January 14, 2013
It’s tempting to hibernate during the winter, but cooler months are a great time to get out and try new activities with your family.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Posted on December 28, 2012
Editor’s note: Whether your holiday traditions involve lighting candles for Hanukkah or Scandinavian St. Lucia Day, hanging lights on your Christmas tree, or preparing for Kwanzaa, Omisoka, New Year’s, or the Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, now is the season of celebration. And many holidays, in many places, involve family meals to celebrate the season, abundance, and the fact of our togetherness. We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday recipes.
Posted on December 26, 2012
Editor’s note: Whether your holiday traditions involve lighting candles for Hanukkah or Scandinavian St. Lucia Day, hanging lights on your Christmas tree, or preparing for Kwanzaa, Omisoka, New Year’s, or the Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, now is the season of celebration. And many holidays, in many places, involve family meals to celebrate the season, abundance, and the fact of our togetherness. We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday recipes.
Posted on December 23, 2012
Editor’s note: Whether your holiday traditions involve lighting candles for Hanukkah or Scandinavian St. Lucia Day, hanging lights on your Christmas tree, or preparing for Kwanzaa, Omisoka, New Year’s, or the Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, now is the season of celebration. And many holidays, in many places, involve family meals to celebrate the season, abundance, and the fact of our togetherness. We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday recipes.
Posted on December 18, 2012
Editor’s note: Whether your holiday traditions involve lighting candles for Hanukkah or Scandinavian St. Lucia Day, hanging lights on your Christmas tree, or preparing for Kwanzaa, Omisoka, New Year’s, or the Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, now is the season of celebration. And many holidays, in many places, involve family meals to celebrate the season, abundance, and the fact of our togetherness. We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday recipes.
Posted by Kate Strangfeld on December 13, 2012
Take a look at the ways Americans across the country are helping to end childhood obesity.
Posted on December 13, 2012
Editor’s note: Whether you’re lighting candles for Hanukkah or Scandinavian St. Lucia Day, hanging lights on your Christmas tree, or preparing for Kwanzaa, Omisoka, New Year’s, or the Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, now is the season of celebration. And many holidays, in many places, involve family meals to celebrate the season, abundance, and the fact of our togetherness. We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday recipes.
Posted by Pam Niesen, Intern, USDA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on December 12, 2012
What’s one fun way to help students eat more greens (and reds, yellows, oranges, and purples)? School salad bars!  Sunset Park Elementary School in Miami recently received a new salad bar through Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools.
Posted by Anne Ceccarini, Outreach and Education Specialist on December 11, 2012
Editor's note: This was originially posted on the USDA blog.  The feedback about last year’s webinar series was overwhelmingly positive! That’s why USDA’s People’s Garden Initiative is bringing it back.