Kid’s State Dinner – The Whitehouse on August 20, 2012

Hello -- Tomorrow is going to be a special day at the White House, and I wanted to make sure you got a chance to be a part of it. At lunchtime, 54 kids from all over the United States will join me in the East Room for the first-ever Kids'State Dinner. Each of these young people worked with their parents to create an original lunch recipe. We asked them to design a dish that was healthy, affordable, and tasty -- and which met the nutritional guidelines set up by the U.S. Department of … [Read more...]

Let’s Move ! ~ What’s the First Lady Reading?

November 7, 2011 THIS WEEK The First Lady was in New Orleans, where she visited the Royal Castle Child Development Center and led the toddlers and parents in activities and reading. The Royal Castle Child Development Center participates in Let’s Move! Child Care, which is designed to get child care centers and homes to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Mrs. Obama and the kids started off with a round of stretching, jumping, and marching in place, … [Read more...]

Let’s Move! ~ First Lady held a reception on the South Lawn

   October 21, 2011   This Week   On Monday, the First Lady held a reception on the South Lawn for about 1,000 principals, nutrition directors, school foodservice professionals and other leaders from schools around the country participating in the HealthierUS School Challenge. The event was a celebration of all that they have achieved in bringing their schools closer to the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans.   First … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Gabriela Rosenthal

A Celebration of Women is pleased to Celebrate the Life of this Woman that has shown Courage, Perseverence and is now sharing her Awakening and Success with the Women of Our World......follow Her! Gabriela Rosenthal WOMAN of ACTION My name is Gabriela Rosenthal and I used to weigh more than 260 pounds. I am the married mother of four young children with an extremely busy life style. It did not take long for me to realize that while taking care of the children I began … [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...]

Buffett to host high-profile fundraiser for Obama

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Warren Buffett will host a fundraiser for President Obama next month in New York City, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO told CNNMoney on Thursday. With the 2012 election season just around the corner, the campaign to put Obama back in the White House for a second term is well underway -- and it's not unusual for the campaign to boost the president's drawing power by allowing him to share the stage with a well known benefactor. 259 9 Print Billed … [Read more...]

Let's Move! Celerating 'Childcare'!

Week of June 16, 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama talks with children at the CentroNia Childcare Center in Washington, D.C., June 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton) THIS WEEK Happy Summer! Ok, I know it’s not the 21st yet, but we are almost there. And the hot summer-like weather isn’t slowing us down – we’re always busy at Let’s Move! Last week we announced the Let’s Move! Childcare Checklist. It’s a tool for parents and … [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 – Lady Obama in Flash Mob Dance

  MAY 6, 2011 First Lady Michelle Obama dances during a Flash Mob Dance at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C., May 3, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) THIS WEEK Happy May! We are always moving here. On Monday, the First Lady welcomed 300 kids to the South Lawn who had just run a mile from a local D.C. elementary school with TV host Kelly Ripa and ultramarathon runner Dean Karnazes. And on Tuesday, the First Lady … [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...]

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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