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Posted by Sasha Bard Chamberlain, MS, RD, Associate Director of Let’s Move! on December 29, 2016
From the very beginning, one of the primary tenants of the Let’s Move! initiative was that everyone has a role to play. For nearly seven years we have worked hard to set the stage for a healthier next generation of kids by engaging stakeholders on all levels - parents, child care providers, schools, chefs, local elected officials, faith-based leaders, museums, and more.
Posted by Sasha Bard Chamberlain, MS, RD, Associate Director of Let’s Move! on December 27, 2016
In a world of text messages and emojis, it may seem hard to believe that people still put pen to paper, write letters, address envelopes, and lick stamps the “old fashioned way.” Here at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, mail still pours in from all across the country. Many of the letters for First Lady Michelle Obama talk about the Let’s Move! initiative and how Americans of all ages have been inspired or impacted by this work.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on December 21, 2016
Through Let’s Move!, First Lady Michelle Obama has helped kids and families lead healthier lives by raising public awareness, supporting policy, and creating programs and partnerships to create a culture shift toward health. The First Lady embraced pop culture, engaged celebrities and athletes, and got involved on social media in her fun, authentic, and inspiring way in order to reach people where they are. As a result, several viral videos came to life.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on December 19, 2016
As we near the end of 2016, we are reflecting back on all of the amazing Let’s Move! moments throughout the year. From the First Lady’s surprise garden visits and dedication of the White House Kitchen Garden to announcing the modernized Nutrition Facts label and hosting the first-ever fun run, we continued to make impactful progress, while also having some fun, in this final year of the Obama Administration.
Posted by Sasha Bard Chamberlain, MS, RD, Associate Director, Let’s Move! on December 15, 2016
President Obama launched Every Kid in a Park in 2015 to protect our outdoor spaces and get young people outside. Through this program, every fourth grade student has the opportunity to receive a pass for them and their families to visit more than 2,000 public lands and waters for free for a full year.
Posted by Jedd Flowers, Director of Communications, and Rhonda McCoy, Director of Food Services, Cabell County Schools on December 14, 2016
The transformation of Cabell County Schools’ Food Service Program hasn’t always been easy, but today, students are benefitting from healthy, well-balanced meals mostly made from scratch.
Posted by Liping Pan, MD MPH, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, CDC on December 7, 2016
A new study shows that 34 states and territories reported modest decreases in obesity among young children from 2010-2014. Obesity among low-income children (aged 2-4 years old) enrolled in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) decreased from 15.9% in 2010 to 14.5% in 2014.