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Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on January 4, 2016
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, passed by Congress just over five years ago, set updated nutrition standards for schools for the first time in fifteen years. Since then, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been working hard to ensure that schools implement the new standards so that students can enjoy healthier meals.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on January 1, 2016
It’s a new year and a perfect time for a fresh start in helping your family lead a healthier lifestyle. While the days get busy with work, school, and kids’ extracurricular activities, you can incorporate small changes that will have a big impact on your family’s health.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on December 22, 2015
What an incredible year! Throughout 2015, we highlighted the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move! by celebrating the progress in helping kids and families lead healthier lives, challenging each other to do more to support our kids’ health, and committing to champion this issue into the future.    
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on November 23, 2015
“When you turn on the TV or go online, you hardly ever see any really cool ads for fruits and vegetables. Instead every year, the average kid in this country sees more than 5,500 TV ads for unhealthy foods and just 100 ads for foods like fruits and vegetables,” Mrs. Obama said. “We all know that advertising works. We know that those commercials influence almost everything we do, the clothes we buy, the foods we eat and so much more. So we figured why shouldn’t fruits and vegetables get in on a little bit of the action?”
Posted by Jennifer Carlson, Nutritionist, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs on October 30, 2015
Now that the school year is in full swing, many chefs are also moving into our nation’ schools. 
Posted by Annina Burns, PhD, RD, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on October 28, 2015
October is Farm to School month, a particularly exciting month for Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on October 15, 2015
This Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, the White House will open its grounds for visitors for an exciting opportunity to tour the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and Let’s Move!’s personal favorite, the White House Kitchen Garden.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on October 14, 2015
The 2015 school year is well underway for students across the country. Millions of kids spend the majority of their days in school, and for many students, it is the only place they have access to nutritious foods.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on October 7, 2015
Yesterday, the First Lady welcomed students from Washington, DC to participate in the annual Fall White House Kitchen Garden Harvest. Students from Bancroft Elementary, Harriet Tubman Elementary, Capital City Public Charter School, and DC Bilingual Public Charter School enjoyed harvesting greens, carrots, sweet potatoes, peppers, and other colorful vegetables. Each of the schools have gardens of their own where students can learn about growing fruits and vegetables and eating healthy, and the students were excited to try out their gardening skills in the White House Kitchen Garden!
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on October 7, 2015
First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by local DC students for this year's Fall White House Kitchen Garden Harvest. Following the harvest, Mrs. Obama and students prepared a tasty lunch with the vegetables that were harvested.  Be sure to try out this Kitchen Garden Salad Bowl with Zesty Chicken, Quinoa, and Farro at home!
Posted by Annina Burns, PhD, RD, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on September 17, 2015
Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) has reached a significant milestone: 500 communities across the country are Let’s Move! communities! Yesterday, mayors, councilmembers, and staff of elected officials gathered at the White House to celebrate their achievements in engaging their local residents in a healthier lifestyle through system-based changes that will enable kids and families to be healthier for generations to come. The program, led by the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, works with local elected officials to help each individual community achieve their goals.
Posted by Alonzo Mourning, Athletes for Hope Founder and President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Member on September 14, 2015
Today marks the start of Athletes for Active Schools Week. From September 14-18, athletes from across the country will rally together to support more physical activity and physical education (PE) in our nation’s schools. Alonzo helping kids reach for new heights by inspiring a love for physical activity
Posted by Charlene Burgeson, Executive Director, Let’s Move! Active Schools on September 9, 2015
It is time celebrate a new school year with the unveiling of the 2015 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award recipients! Today, Let’s Move! Active Schools partners and staff are proud to honor the 525 schools from 37 states that have earned the top physical activity and physical education distinction for K-12 schools.
Posted by Juliette Rizzo, Deputy Director of Special Projects, Partnerships and Events in the Office of Communications and Outreach & Alexis Perlmutter, Special Assistant, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education on September 4, 2015
Now in its fifth year, with 27 events and nearly 4,000 students reading, moving, and receiving free books, the Let’s Read! Let’s Move! program continues to help students keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer months, while learning about historic and iconic locations in Washington, D.C.
Posted by Rachel Powell, PhD, CHES, CPH, Let’s Move! Child Care Operations Manager, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on September 2, 2015
Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) gives child care and early education providers the tools to help children develop healthy habits for life. As part of the anniversary of LMCC, the program is highlighting child care centers that have not only signed up, but completed their action plans to work toward creating a healthier environment at their center.