Whitehouse Weekly Women’s Update: Empowering Our Future‏

November 9, 2011 Weekly Women's Update: Empowering Our Future Greetings! Big News - Tonight, President Obama will be speaking at the National Women’s Law Center Annual Awards Dinner. You can watch the President live at 8:30 p.m. Eastern as he discusses the issues we care about most. President Obama has spent much of the last week fighting at home and abroad for a strong economic future for all Americans. He continued to stress that We Can’t Wait for Congress to take action, … [Read more...]

Let’s Move celebrates New Executive Director, Dr. Judith Palfrey!

September 9, 2011 This Week Happy September, and welcome back to school! Over the past few weeks, students have been heading back to school, and everyone here at Let’s Move! is excited to work with communities across the country to make this the healthiest school year yet! September is also Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Today, nearly 1 in 3 American children are overweight or obese. By taking action to address childhood obesity we can help today’s children reach their full … [Read more...]

Let's Move says: Happy Memorial Day!

May 27, 2011 Kidsplaying toss up during the Let’s Move! in Indian Country launch event on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (Photoby Gary Garrison, Bureau of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Interior). THIS WEEK Greetings from Let’s Move! Happy Memorial Day! Before the summer hits, wedecided to launch two important initiatives this week. On Monday, we launchedLet’s Move! Museums and Gardens, an initiative to provide opportunities for millions of … [Read more...]

Let's Move: Robin Schepper, Happy Physical Education (PE) Month!‏

MAY 16, 2011 Chef Paul helps kids at Dodson Elementary School prepare nutritious and fun meals. THIS WEEK Happy Physical Education (PE) Month! Last Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced new collaborations to support our military families at an event with the President’s Council of Fitness, Sport and Nutrition. Part of a new initiative called Joining Forces, a national effort that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and … [Read more...]

Let's Move Initiative: National Parks Week: Moving Outside‏

APRIL  2011 Kids enjoy hiking and exploring nature, a fun way to get moving and stay healthy at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. THIS WEEK Greetings from Let’s Move! There are so many things happening at Let’s Move!. Remember when President Obama signed the Healthy, HungerFree Kids Act with the First Lady at his side to reform the school lunch program? Well, one of the first reforms being implemented is to make sure kids have access to water and low fat or fat free milk. Read … [Read more...]

Afghan Prosecutor presented Women of Courage Award – Celebrate!

    Afghan Prosecutor Presented Women of Courage Award   In a ceremony at the State Department on March 8, First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues presented the International Women of Courage Awards to Afghan Prosecutor Ms. Maria Bashir and nine other strong women around the world who fight and sacrifice so that future generations may benefit from human rights, protections, access to justice and democracy. … [Read more...]

Let's Move: "Happy March"

      MARCH 7, 2011 Watch the USTA Video on Tennis with the First Lady. THIS WEEK Happy March! The buds are coming out on some trees here in Washington, DC and my boys want the weather to get warmer so they can only wear shorts and t-shirts instead of coats and hats. I can’t wait to spend more time outside with them. To help get more kids outside, last week the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) announced their collaboration with Let’s Move!. The USTA … [Read more...]

Let's Move – February 9th is the one-year anniversary of the launch of Let’s Move!

JANUARY 26, 2011 THIS WEEK Hello! In every speech the First Lady gives, she emphasizes that everyone has a role to play in solving the epidemic of childhood obesity. This past week was a great example of how different types of organizations, representing the public, private and nonprofit sectors, are stepping up and doing their part to end childhood obesity.  Adults and parents are also doing their part by finding creative ways to eat healthier foods and become more physically … [Read more...]

LET'S MOVE – First Lady Michelle Obama participates in physical activities

    DECEMBER 3, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama participates in physical activities during a Let's Move! event at the Police Athletic League Center in Harlem, New York, NY, Nov. 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) THIS WEEKI am so pleased to share the news that after a year of speeches and outreach, the First Lady’s signature issue of providing children with healthy food in schools was advanced yesterday with passage of the “The … [Read more...]

LET’S MOVE – First Lady Michelle Obama participates in physical activities

    DECEMBER 3, 2010 First Lady Michelle Obama participates in physical activities during a Let's Move! event at the Police Athletic League Center in Harlem, New York, NY, Nov. 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) THIS WEEKI am so pleased to share the news that after a year of speeches and outreach, the First Lady’s signature issue of providing children with healthy food in schools was advanced yesterday with passage of the “The … [Read more...]

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