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

 Let’s Move this week
November 7, 2011


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, and followed up with a reading of two books, “Lunch” by Denise Fleming, and “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.

First Lady Michelle Obama reads “Where the Wild Things Are” to children at the Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans, La., Nov. 1, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)


The Royal Castle Child Development Center offers an arts-based health curriculum called Eat Sleep Play that is conducted by the Louisiana Children’s Museum, who is involved in Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens. Eat Sleep Play teaches children and parents ways of eating healthy, getting the right amount of sleep, and leading an active lifestyle.


Daylight Savings time ended on Sunday, which means it’s getting darker in the evenings. But that’s no excuse not to stay active after school or work. You can still bike, walk, or run – just make sure to be safe and wear reflective clothing. Or you could try out a game that you need the dark for – like flashlight tag! Just remember that safety should always come first.EAT HEALTHY TIP OF THE WEEK

Ate too much Halloween candy? Next time you’re craving a snack, go for a fresh fruit or vegetable, or an easy to prepare snack that the kids can make.




How to Make MyPlate Your Plate
Last week the Let’s Move Faith and Communities team hosted partners from across the country for a conference call on USDA’s new nutrition education resources. It was a packed hour. This year USDA has published the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the new MyPlate food icon, and online resources including the comprehensive www.Nutrition.gov for easy access to nutrition education and programs. Curious about how the conversation went?
What’s New in Healthy, Green Schools at the U.S. Department of Education
The Green Ribbon Schools award recognizes exemplary achievement in environmental impact, health and education. The standards and resources that the award relates advance ED and Let’s Move! shared aims of fostering health, wellness and productivity; cutting schools’ costs, saving jobs; providing a well-rounded education, increasing STEM skills, and ensuring students’ college and career preparedness.
Montana Celebrates American Indian Heritage Day
This year Montana celebrated American Indian Heritage Day on September 23rd by focusing on physical activity through traditional games and a healthy diet that incorporates traditional foods.


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