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Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine Serving Size 1 Roll-Up Cook Time 15 minutes Ingredients
Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine Why is a wrap more fun than a sandwich? We don’t know, but it sure is. Lavash is a Middle-Eastern flat bread that is often topped with sesame seeds. Multi-grain tortillas are a perfect substitute. Serving Size 2 servings Cook Time 15 minutes Ingredients
Recipe courtesy of Chop Chop Magazine The apple in this simple, scrumptious soup will make the sweet carrots and onions even sweeter. These are all fall ingredients—which makes this the perfect back-to-school lunch. Serving Size 14 servings Cook Time 35 minutes Ingredients
Posted by Dana Coale, AMS Dairy Programs Deputy Administrator on September 13, 2011
Ed. Note: Cross-posted from the USDA blog. As students across the country get back in school and we gear up for Monday Night Football, the Fuel Up to Play 60 program is ready for another action-packed year of nutrition and fitness events. An initiative that encourages kids of all ages to be healthy and active, the overall goal of the program is to tackle childhood obesity.   
Posted by Julie Curti, Assistant to the Director, USDA Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on September 12, 2011
When the word community is in your middle name, it’s only natural to start gardens producing healthy, nutritious foods.  The Jewish Community Centers (JCC) Association has taken on the First Lady’s Let’s Move Faith and Communities challenge of growing community gardens. They have started JCC Grows, a healthy food and hunger-relief initiative involving the creation and/or expansion of community gardens at JCCs and JCC camps. Most of the produce grown is donated to emergency food providers to help those in need. JCC Grows also promotes fresh food collection drives and connects JCCs to Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and farmers markets.
Posted by Massie Ritsch, Office of Communications & Outreach, Department of Education on September 7, 2011
Cross-posted from Blog
One of the country’s leading pediatricians, Judith S. Palfrey, M.D., has been named Executive Director of  the Let’s Move! childhood obesity initiative. For decades, Dr. Palfrey has provided clinical care to thousands of children and families, conducted groundbreaking pediatric research, taught future physicians and led major medical organizations.
Watch White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford show Amy Boshnack from CafeMom's The Stir how to make healthy, affordable school lunches following the My Plate nutritional guidelines.
Posted by Kevin Discepolo, Secretary’s Fellow for Youth in the Great Outdoors at the Department of the Interior on August 29, 2011
Building off of the commitments made at the July White House South Lawn Series lacrosse event, I was excited to hear about the success of the Minnesota Swarm’s 2ndannual Lax-4-Life camp. The National Lacrosse League’s team from the Land of 10,000 Lakes saw their enrollment double for this year’s camp, with nearly fifty 13-15 year old Native America youth attending. Seven different Tribal communities were present, including: Fond du Lac, Prairie Island, Oneida Nation, Little Earth, Lac Courte Orelles, Grand Portage, and Mille Lacs.
Posted by Dr. Stephen McDonough, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on August 25, 2011
Some of my best memories are of time spent over the years exploring the wilderness with my son, Nate, a Boy Scout since the age of 7. With Nate off to college now, it is exciting for me to continue my role with the Boy Scouts as a volunteer and Scout leader. Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to join the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in San Antonio, Texas at its annual Top Hands Conference of Scouting professionals.