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We all know that getting your young ones to eat a well-balanced meal can be difficult. And for many of our children, the only meal they eat each day that is built of quality nutrition is served in the school cafeteria. In an effort to recognize the school nutrition professionals across the nation who serve our children every school day, the School Nutrition Association is launching School Lunch Superhero Day this Friday, May 3.
This year, the school day just got healthier! Thanks to new and improved school meals, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, cafeterias across the country are cooking and serving up delicoius and nutritious lunches to students. Chris Neal from Buren, Washington, gave us some great tips on how to spice up the cafeteria.
Posted by Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service on April 22, 2013
Saturday, April 20th was the first day of National Park Week – an annual tradition celebrating, enjoying and giving back to our country’s great natural and cultural landscapes. For the next five days, parks across the country will waive their entrance fees to provide free access to thousands of miles of trails and coastlines, as well as battlefields, archeological sites and waterways.
Posted by Ali Kelley, Special Assistant to the Director, National Park Service on April 15, 2013
With cities and towns across the country enjoying warmer temperatures and longer days, it is time to break out of your indoor routine and get moving outside! Throughout the month of April, the Children & Nature Network is coordinating a series of free, outdoor events to promote Let’s G.O. (Get Outside)! a national initiative to connect kids and families to the great outdoors.
Posted by Colleen Curtis on April 4, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama invited students from across the country to join her today on the South Lawn for what has become a favorite tradition: planting the White House Kitchen Garden. For the fifth year in a row, Mrs. Obama and Let's Move Executive Director Sam Kass got their hands dirty as they planted the vegetables that will be harvested this summer and enjoyed by the First Family and White House guests, and donated to local charities. 
Posted by Cris Comerford, White House Executive Chef on April 4, 2013
Posted by Colleen Curtis on April 3, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama is once again challenging America’s most creative junior chefs to put their talents to good use and whip up some delicious lunchtime recipes.
Posted by Colleen Curtis on April 2, 2013
On Monday, the South Lawn of the White House was a hub of activity as more than 30,000 came to play at the annual Easter Egg Roll. Activities included dancing, reading, cooking demonstrations, and lots of opportunities to get moving, with top athletes and performers helping kids learn how to make healthy choices. Take a look at some of the highlights: See more videos from the event:
Posted by Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef on April 2, 2013
Every child who attended the 2013 Easter Egg Roll was able to snack on a juicy fresh apple, which are always popular at the White House -- eaten raw or cooked using any of these preparations, which White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses and his team also demonstrated yesterday.   Baked Apples with Blue Cheese and Figs 4 apples 1 tablespoon canola or safflower oil 1 tablespoon sweet wine or port 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese 1/4 cup chopped dried figs (or raisins). Preparation
Posted by Colleen Curtis on April 2, 2013
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from You can find the original post here. The First Family today welcomed more than 30,000 guests to the South Lawn for the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. This year's theme, "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You" was inspired by Let's Move!, and the day's fun included numerous opportunities for the young guests to get moving, from the traditional Egg Roll to the Eggtivity Zone, an obstacle course where players and coaches from professional sports teams taught kids how to play sports and showed them easy, fun ways to stay active and fit.