Posted by FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. on August 25, 2010
Obesity puts people at greater risk for heart disease, strokes, and diabetes, among other serious health problems. But experience has shown that educating parents and children about nutrition can empower them make healthier choices about the food they consume, and help prevent them from suffering serious health problems. That’s why the FDA, alongside the First Lady and the Let’s Move! initiative, is committed to helping consumers get the information they need to make healthier choices.
Posted by Jon Jarvis, Director, National Park Service on August 19, 2010
On a trip to Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve last week, I was reminded of the rejuvenating power of crisp, mountain air. The Alaskan interior is just one of the many places in this country that keeps on inspiring people to go outside and get moving!
Posted by Julia Eisman, HHS New Media Communications Director on August 16, 2010
With summer vacation coming to a close, we asked you to tell us what you did to keep moving this summer by leaving a comment on the Let’s Move! Facebook page. And boy, have you been busy! From biking, to running, to rollerblading, to getting your hands dirty planting gardens – you’ve made the most of the longest days of the year. Here’s how some of our Facebook fans have been moving this summer...
Posted by Sophia Solomon, White House Intern on August 11, 2010
This summer, hundreds of local DC children have been invited to the White House as part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! South Lawn Series—an event that focuses on educating and engaging children and their parents with creative, fun and easy ways to be healthy. The series is one of many programs included in First Lady’s comprehensive, community-oriented campaign to combat the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.
Yesterday the First Lady released statement recognizing the Senate’s passage of the Child Nutrition Bill. This bipartisan legislation will bring fundamental changes to schools and improve the food options available to our children.
Posted by Sarah Alligood, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion on August 5, 2010
A little over one week remains in the Apps for Healthy Kids voting period, and so far, over 11,500 votes have been tallied. In addition, support for the initiative continues to amplify, with the number of supporters reaching nearly 30,000! Of the 95 games and tools in the application gallery, favorites are beginning to emerge, but there is still time to vote for the apps that you think are most deserving of the $4,500 Popular Choice Awards.
Posted by Dale Penny, President, Student Conservation Association (SCA) on August 5, 2010
Today, I had the honor of being awarded a Let's Move Outside Junior Ranger badge by four of our interns working with the National Park Service's Rivers & Trails Program. This summer, these young people are serving as Let’s Move Outside ambassadors for the National Park Service, engaging hundreds of elementary and middle school children in a range of healthy, outdoor activities at five different locations across the Northeastern United States.
Today the First Lady wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post on the importance of the Child Nutrition Bill. The groundbreaking legislation that will bring fundamental change to schools and improve food options for children.