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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Today marks the beginning of an important month. President Obama has proclaimed September 2015 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
As the school bells begin to ring welcoming in the next school year, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation released a new national survey demonstrating that Americans clearly support keeping school meals healthy.
Summer is the best season for ripe tomatoes, juicy peaches, sweet corn, and crisp peppers. Take advantage of National Famers Market Week (August 2-8) to eat delicious, fresh, and healthy food while supporting local farmers and gardeners.
“Let the 2015 Special Olympics World Games begin!” the First Lady cheered as she helped kick off the games this past weekend. Mrs. Obama greeted the athletes and attendees at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California where approximately 6,500 athletes from 165 countries traveled to compete.
Let’s Move! Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) celebrated a key milestone! All fifty states now have salad bars in schools – a major effort of the program. To date, LMSB2S has delivered over 4,000 salad bars to schools around the country, offering an additional 2 million kids a colorful variety of vegetables and fruit at lunchtime.