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Team USA All The Way! The U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Athletes Visit the White House

Yesterday, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted members of the United States Olympic and Paralympic teams at the White House to commemorate their exemplary performance during the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Jon Lujan, Paralympic Alpine skier and Marine veteran, and Julie Chu, Olympic ice hockey player present President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama with an Olympic and Paralympic flag, during an event to welcome United States teams and delegations from the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi to the East Room of the White House, April 3, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

Team USA had an outstanding finish at this year’s Winter Olympics, ranking 2nd overall with a total of 28 medals, and the Paralympic team stood 3rd overall having received 18 medals.  Our Nation’s Olympic athletes inspire Americans across the country and around the world to strive for excellence and pursue their dreams. And most importantly, Olympians are outstanding role models for our Nation’s youth. They know firsthand that what they eat and how active they are impacts their performance in everything they do.

"As Olympic and Paralympic athletes, you also know that a big part of reaching your full potential is making sure that you’re putting the right fuel in your body.  You all know that better than anyone in this country, that what you eat absolutely makes a difference in how you perform." Mrs. Obama said.

During their visit to the White House, we teamed up with the Olympians and Paralympians to highlight the importance of eating healthy. Stay tuned for more to come from Let’s Move! and Team USA!

Check out the video from Team USA’s visit: