Celebrating “National Popcorn Day” – JAN 19

National Popcorn Day aims to draw awareness to popcorn and the never-ending amount of fun you can have with it! When's the last time you tried cheesy jalapeno popcorn? Or you opened up an oriental takeaway box and found spicy popcorn instead? Probably never, but now is your chance! So why do we love popcorn? Well the obvious answer because it's so tasty! But we also relate it to watching a great film and having a relaxing time with our friends or family. It even made an … [Read more...]

Less than 1,000 Days to achieve the MDGs – Take Action!

With 1,000 Days to achieve the MDGs, efforts have to accelerate action and scale up what works – with contributions from Governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector. Focusing on reducing inequalities on many fronts – such as improving food security, maternal health, water and sanitation, rural development, environmental sustainability and responses to climate change – is critical at this juncture. Evidence shows that Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment … [Read more...]

Hay House World Summit‏ Online June 1-10

The first-ever Hay House World Summit is a little over a week away! Soon you will be able to enjoy a full 10 days of inspirational conversations, useful advice, and liberating exercises – but what if you just can’t wait until June 1st? Not to worry, 20 sneak-peek audio clips of World Summit interviews have just been released. That’s an hour of audio for you to enjoy right now! Listen in as best-selling authors including Louise Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Esther Hicks, Deepak Chopra, and don Miguel … [Read more...]

Cheryl Millett, BSc NNCP CCIr – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of yet one more generous, inspired and thoughtful powerhouse of a woman. This woman has devoted most of ther life to the works for others, from walking trails through to helping at centers. Today, her primary mission in life is the Health of others. Being a nutritional expert, this woman mantra in life is ' Holistic Nutrition…changing the health of women one bite at a time! ' Join us her and Celebrate the Life of this … [Read more...]

Exercise Mistake Which Makes You ‘Age’ Faster – Dr. Mercola

  The Exercise Mistake Which Makes You Age Faster   What I am going to share with you in this article most likely will fly in the face of nearly everything you have been taught about exercise and nutrition. It is a radically new concept that is first being introduced to you on Dr. Mercola's site. It's a slap in the face of everything you know or have been taught in this area. Nearly every expert will tell you that your fitness goal is to build muscle and lose fat. But I'm here to … [Read more...]

‘No Jerk Policy’ to sustain a healthy workplace, Rachel Permuth-Levine

The 'No Jerk Policy'   When budgets are tight and the risk of programs being cut is high, what elements of an employee wellness strategy should be retained? For many corporations, the answer is fairly simple: those programs that increase the levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Current research on this topic confirms this theory. According to Barry Hall, a Principal with Buck Consultants and the global leader of Buck’s wellness research, “Our 2010 global wellness … [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...]

Food For Thought …

Food for Thought  ... The world produces enough food for everyone. (..) School meals, therefore, don’t only tackle hunger and nutrition; they benefit education, gender inequality and broader development issues (..). The idea is so simple, but hugely effective and the World Programme (WTP) knows this: it is the biggest provider of school meals in the world, and in 2008 it fed 22.6 million children across 68 countries in the developing world. The world produces enough food for … [Read more...]

Let'sMove Initiative – April 28th

APRIL 28, 2011 More than 30 Native Youth from across the country came to the Nation’s Capitol to plant vegetable seeds that are indigenous to North America. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung) THIS WEEK Greetings from Let’s Move! The First Lady always says that everyone has a role to play in solving the epidemic of childhood obesity. This past week illustrated the many ways different sectors of society are stepping up. Last Sunday, the NBA released a PSA with the First Lady encouraging kids to be … [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...]

Regina Benjamin – The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

Regina Benjamin, the Obama administration's surgeon general. The surgeon general is the head of the United States' public health service and is an authority on the nation's health policies.    The Surgeon General of the Public Health Service has focused the Nation's attention on important public health issues. Reports of the Surgeon General on the adverse health consequences of smoking triggered nationwide efforts to prevent tobacco use. Reports and other publications on nutrition, violence, … [Read more...]

National School Lunch Week – Oct. 11-15

A Celebration of Women is calling all Mothers and Childcare workers to listen.... What's on Your Tray? "School Lunch - What's on Your Tray?" helps students learn that eating a healthy and nutritious school lunch is essential to help them get the most out of your action-packed day! Whether is a literal school lunch tray, or a busy academic and social calendar, what's on a tray says a lot about a student's personality! The highlight of the "School Lunch - What's on Your Tray?' campaign is a … [Read more...]

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