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New Hampshire Puts Let's Move into Practice

First Lady Michelle Obama last week visited New Hampshire where she applauded that state's great work in making healthier kids a priority and recognized their success at tailoring the Let’s Move! goals to meet community-specific needs.

Mrs. Obama stressed that programs encouraging kids to stay active before and after school and to take part in growing their own fruits and vegetables in a community center garden are demonstrate exactly how Let's Move! can and should work on the ground:

You’re working with parents so that the healthy habits that kids are learning in places like this carry over into life at home. And of course, I cannot forget to mention that you all also were part of history. You helped me and thousands of others break a world record for the number of people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. We are now in the Guinness Book of World Records. And I understand you guys were a part of that. So we're teaching kids that this exercise and good eating stuff can be fun. And that's really the point.  It is truly putting play back into the lives of our children, and that's a good thing. And you all are doing so many wonderful things.   

To learn more about what you can do in your community to “[change] this generation – the circumstances for this generation of children – [and change] circumstances for generations to come,” visit our Take Action page. And see the changes we can all make in our communities – and this nation, with just a little togetherness.

First Lady Michelle Obama does the "Bunny Pokey"

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the "Bunny Pokey" song and dance with kids in the Kinderbees Activty Room at the Penacook Community Center in Penacook, N.H., March 9, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

Read full remarks from the event.