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 ~ Introducing MyPlate‏

June 7, 2011 THIS WEEK Happy June! Where do the months go? It’s almost summer and we are packing in as much as possible. Last week, the First Lady, Secretary Vilsack, and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin announced the new food icon, MyPlate that replaces MyPyramid. MyPlate gives us a visual reminder to fill half our plate with fruits and vegetables, along with protein, whole grains and dairy. Check out the video. And speaking of veggies, on Friday, one week … [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...]

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: Follow Us on Twitter‏

FEBRUARY 16, 2011 WATCH this Video of First Lady, Michelle Obama's travels.... THIS WEEK Thank you for making our Let’s Move! anniversary week a success. We had Let’s Move! anniversary events from Keene, NH to Sacramento, CA: check out the many blog posts from last week. The First Lady traveled to New York to talk about Let’s Move! accomplishments on the morning shows and flew to Atlanta to give a rousing speech to parents. We even created a video about her day on the … [Read more...]

Let's Move: Celebrate with us!

FEBRUARY 8, 2011 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. THIS WEEK 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 … [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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