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Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on April 29, 2016
This week, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Olympians, Paralympians, and Rio hopefuls at the U.S. Olympic Committee’s 100 Day Countdown event in Times Square to announce nationwide commitments to get nearly two million American children active as part of Let’s Move!.
Posted by Donna Martin, EdS, RDN, LD, SNS, FAND, Director, School Nutrition Program, Burke County Public Schools on April 22, 2016
Burke County Public Schools had the honor of hosting First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her American Garden Tour. Speaking on behalf of our district, we were both ecstatic and honored to share with Mrs. Obama just a small piece of what we do every day here in Burke County. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), there is no greater calling in life than to be able to teach children to live a healthier life, and it is so exciting to have a First Lady who shares the same passion as we do. 
Posted by Clarence J. Fluker Deputy Associate Director of National Parks and Youth Engagement, Council on Environmental Quality on April 21, 2016
During National Park Week, April 16 – 24, First Lady Michelle Obama is encouraging all Americans to #FindYourPark and extending a special invitation to 4th graders and their families to discover everything that our natural, historic and cultural treasures have to offer through the President’s Every Kid in a Park initiative.
Posted by Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on April 20, 2016
Last month, the First Family hosted over 35,000 people from across the country to participate in fun and games on the South Lawn during the White House Easter Egg Roll. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition teamed up with the First Lady to highlight the progress of her Let’s Move! initiative and to encourage more kids and families to lead healthy, active lifestyles.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on April 13, 2016
On the heels of the eighth annual planting of the White House Kitchen Garden, the First Lady set out to visit other gardens across the country. This year, as part of her American Garden Tour, Mrs. Obama is highlighting the impact and benefits of diverse gardens throughout the nation, including gardens in backyards and communities, at schools, and even in less conventional places like space.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on April 12, 2016
As part of the annual Spring Garden Tours, the White House will open the South Lawn this weekend on Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 for visitors to check out the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and Let’s Move!’s favorite, the White House Kitchen Garden.
Posted by Catherine Oakar, Associate Director, Let's Move! on April 11, 2016
Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by students from across the country as well as NASA representatives, including astronaut Cady Coleman, to plant the White House Kitchen Garden for the eighth year in a row and final time as First Lady. In 2009, Mrs. Obama first planted the garden to initiate a conversation about the health and wellbeing of our country, which then evolved into the Let’s Move! initiative.