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FEBRUARY 8, 2011

Lets Move Anniversary

Partners including the professional soccer team, the Colorado Rapids, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Education celebrate the one year anniversary of Let’s Move! in Commerce City, Colorado, on February 5th, 2011.


Can you believe it? On February 9th, the First Lady will mark the one year anniversary of Let’s Move! At first the issue of solving the epidemic of childhood obesity seemed somewhat daunting, but after seeing incredible accomplishments in our first year, we have hope. Every sector of society is stepping up to create a generation of healthy kids.

Throughout the week, Mrs. Obama will be on conference calls with groups who have helped build the campaign and will be giving interviews to the media, including morning shows. We’ve listed some of the information for these below in case you want to try to catch her—and of course, we’ll have a lot of new items on www.letsmove.gov; we’ll even be livestreaming an important speech Mrs. Obama is giving Wednesday about how this issue affects her as a parent.

Below outlines specific activities for the week.

Today: Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Underscoring the size and scope of the coalition assembled this year, Let’s Move! has organized a series of thirty minute calls to share accomplishments and lessons that can be shared to inspire even more stakeholders to take action. The First Lady will join part of each calls.

2:30 PM EDT: Let’s Move! Medical Community Call with Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin Please join us to find out how we can work together to provide optimal patient care for obesity prevention and management and become community leaders for broader preventive health. Learn more about Let’s Move in the Clinic and hear from leaders from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Call Number: (866) 259-6033
Title (in lieu of passcode): Let’s Move Medical Community Call

2:45 PM EDT: Let’s Move! Healthy Schools Call with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Please join us for a call to learn more about Let’s Move! and what we all can do to make our schools healthier for our children. Hear from the Superintendant of Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky explain how 77 of the county’s schools met the Healthier US Schools Challenge and hear from the Director of the Food and Nutrition Service of Orange County, Florida explain how they incorporated 15 schools into the Chefs Move to Schools program.
Call Number: (866) 227-1607
Title (in lieu of passcode): Let’s Move Healthy Schools Call

3:15 PM EDT: Let’s Move! to Improve Physical Activity for Kids Call with U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Dominique Dawes, President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Please join us to learn more about how we all can work together to ensure that America’s kids get 60 minutes of physical activity a day. Hear about how Dominique Dawes and other athletes are trying to inspire kids to be active; hear from the Robert Wood Johnson’s Foundation’s effort called Active Living by Design where communities are helping design their cities and towns to encourage more physical activity and hear how the organization Kaboom! is mapping play deserts and working with communities to build safe places for kids to play.
Call Number: (866) 282-2803
Title (in lieu of passcode): Let’s Move Improving Physical Activity for Kids Call

3:30 PM EDT : Let’s Move! Cities and Towns Call with Mayors from San Antonio, Texas and Flint, Michigan. Please join us to learn more about Let’s Move Cities and Towns and how two mayors, Mayor Castro of San Antonio, Texas and Mayor Walling of Flint, MI, are taking the lead in fighting childhood obesity. Also learn about how concerned individuals and groups like Service Nation can connect with each other in communities and help mayors in their cities help solve childhood obesity.
Call Number: (866) 261-3331
Title (in lieu of passcode): Let’s Move Cities and Towns Call

NOTE: If you cannot call into the calls, we will have audio recordings of the call available on www.letsmove.gov starting Feb 11th.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Be sure to tune in to the Today Show at 7:30 am and then Live with Regis and Kelly at 9:00 am where the First Lady will talk about Let’s Move!

4:00 PM: To mark the first anniversary of Let’s Move!, Mrs. Obama will highlight the impact parents and other supporters have had on fundamentally shifting the conversation on childhood obesity this year. This speech will be carried live on www.letsmove.gov.

We would love to hear how you are celebrating the one year anniversary of Let’s Move!; go to our Facebook page and share your stories so we can learn from you.

Thank you for all you do,

Robin Schepper
Executive Director, Let’s Move! Initiative

P.S. In addition to these events, we have materials you can share with your friends, neighbors and anyone else interested in solving the epidemic of childhood obesity, including articles authored by First Lady Michelle Obama, a First Lady Let’s Move! Anniversary video, and fact sheets about Let’s Move!. Make sure you check www.letsmove.gov throughout the week for additional materials, including copies of our new PSAs.




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