Posted by Steve Watson, Southeast Regional Office Public Affairs, USDAâ€™s Food and Nutrition Service on March 7, 2013
Recently, we recognized Manatee County Schools in Bradenton, Fla. for meeting the Healthier US School Challenge in 28 of their elementary schools and talked with school officials about the healthier school meals. While there, we learned that Manatee County Schools utilizes Creative Recipes to encourage their students to eat healthy.
Today, watch First Lady Michelle Obama and Sam Kass, the White House Assistant Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives, honor the winners of the Communities on the Move Video Challenge.
Editor's Note: This post originally appeared on the blog of Fitness.gov.
From my early morning workouts, to the final buzzer on game day, my body stays fueled by the nutritious foods I eat throughout the day. Making healthy choices is essential for me to function at the highest level, whether I’m on the road for a game or at home with my family. March is National Nutrition Month and is a great reminder for us all to incorporate healthy eating into our daily lives. Whether you are an NBA player, a student on the go, or busy parent rushing between work and home, you can eat healthy and still enjoy the foods you love.
Posted by Kori Schulman, Director of Online Engagement for the Office of Digital Strategy on March 5, 2013
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This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama joined her first ever Google+ Hangout live from the Blue Room of the White House. Continuing our series of “Fireside Hangouts” on Google+, Mrs. Obama participated in a virtual conversation about Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure our nation’s kids grow up healthy and reach their full potential.
Posted by Wesley Delbridge, R.D., Food & Nutrition Supervisor, Chandler Unified School District in Chandler, AZ on March 4, 2013
Students in Arizona's Chandler Unified School District are excited about the changes in their school meals. New meal guidelines have put a spark back into the school breakfast and lunch programs, and we're seeing positive outcomes and exciting developments as we serve healthy and kid-tested meals.
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled around the country to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential.
To celebrate National Nutrition Month, Let's Move! is featuring stories from every state across the country about schools serving healthier meals. You'll hear from kids, parents, teachers, school chefs, and others about the incredible work happening to make sure kids get the nutrition they need to succeed in school and in life. To celebrate the Let's Move! third anniversary, the First Lady made a stop at Northside and Eastside Elementary Schools in Clinton, Mississippi to highlight a great example of a community coming together and making effective changes.