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Posted by Kasie Coccaro on May 1, 2014
The Sochi 2014 Olympics may be over, but the Let's Move! Olympics are just getting started. And to mark National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we invited some of our nation's greatest athletes to participate.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on April 25, 2014
This weekend, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors to see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and our favorite, the White House Kitchen Garden. Just three weeks ago, the First Lady, along with local DC students and FoodCorps leaders, planted the sixth annual White House Kitchen Garden. Also, new this year, the First Lady planted the first ever White House Pollinator Garden to support bees, monarch butterflies, and other pollinators.
Posted by Kasie Coccaro, Associate Director of Online Outreach & Operations on April 23, 2014
This week, the National Park Foundation is celebrating National Park Week, and it runs through April 27. The National Parks provide a great opportunity to get outside and be active while having fun discovering new places! And if there was ever a week to discover the diverse wildlife, iconic landscapes, vibrant cultures, and rich history America’s national parks have to offer, this is it.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on April 23, 2014
It was a beautiful day on the South Lawn yesterday as over 30,000 people visited for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s theme was “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape,” and many of the day’s activities were in support of Let’s Move!, providing kids and families with opportunities for fun physical activity and helpful tips on eating healthy. 
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on April 22, 2014
Stars from Disney Channel’s JESSIE joined the First Lady and Chef Marc Murphy to prepare healthy snacks at this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll. Check out the tasty recipes below and try them out at home with your family:
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on April 21, 2014
Today marks the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, and we couldn’t be more excited. The theme for this year’s Easter Egg Roll is “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”
Posted by Jackie Haven, MS, RD, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion on April 18, 2014
Ed. Note: This blog was originally posted on USDA.gov. To view the full post, click here. The MyPlate On Campus initiative, USDA’s effort to promote healthy eating on college campuses nationwide through peer-to-peer education, launched 1 year ago. In that time, nearly 2,000 students, representing all 50 states, have joined the cause by becoming MyPlate On Campus Ambassadors. It has been exciting to watch it grow and see the creative ways that students are bringing nutrition education to life on their campus. Read below about how one group of passionate students is helping to spread the MyPlate message:
Posted by Kasie Coccaro on April 17, 2014
Just over four years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama started Let’s Move! to help address rising childhood obesity rates in the U.S. But the First Lady wasn’t the first person in the White House to focus on the health of our nation’s kids.
Posted by Kasie Coccaro on April 16, 2014
Yesterday, an exciting new addition to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History arrived: a 66.5 million year old Tyrannosaurus rex.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on April 15, 2014
This year, First Lady Michelle Obama joined local students and FoodCorps co-founders and service members to plant the sixth annual White House Kitchen Garden.
Posted by Alex May-Sealey, Staff Assistant, Visitors Office on April 14, 2014
First Lady Michelle Obama has picked the winning designs of this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll Poster Contest.  Elementary and middle school students from across the country submitted entries that featured artwork relating to this year’s theme “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”  Posters will be handed out as a prize to children who win the Easter Egg Roll or Egg Hunt, and programs will be distributed to all guests at the event.
Posted by Kasie Coccaro on April 10, 2014
It's almost time for the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll, and Bo and Sunny gave us the go-ahead to reveal some of the special guests who will be joining them on the South Lawn! Jim Carrey, Ariana Grande, and Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri will all be there, and we've still got a few more surprises up our sleeves.
Posted by Kasie Coccaro, Associate Director of Online Outreach, Office of Digital Strategy on April 7, 2014
Ed. note: This is cross-posted from The White House blog. See the original post here.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on April 4, 2014
Yesterday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted members of the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House to commemorate their exemplary performance during the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let’s Move! on April 3, 2014
Yesterday, the First Lady welcomed local students and FoodCorps leaders on the South Lawn for the sixth annual planting of the White House Kitchen Garden. The garden was first planted in 2009 to commence a nationwide conversation on healthy eating and inspired the First Lady to launch Let’s Move!