Posted by David Jayo, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Department of Interior on June 12, 2015
Celebrate the start of summer by getting outside! From picnicking in a city park to camping in the great outdoors, there’s plenty of ways to experience your public lands. Whether you’re visiting a favorite spot or exploring a new place, grab friends and family to enjoy the sunny weather and create new memories this season.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on June 8, 2015
Today, fifty-five talented and aspiring young chefs found out they are headed to the White House this summer for the fourth annual Kids’ “State Dinner!” With nearly one thousand entries submitted, the winning recipes were selected based on their healthfulness, taste, originality, affordability, and following USDA’s MyPlate recommendations. We were extremely impressed with the incredible recipes that kids cooked up this year!
Posted by Annina Burns, PhD, RD, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on June 4, 2015
In April, the First Lady invited students representing the ten Let’s Move! programs to participate in the White House Kitchen Garden Planting, and yesterday, each of the programs were invited back to join the summer garden harvest.
Posted by Melissa Heintz, Public Affairs Specialist, Institute of Museum and Library Services on May 29, 2015
Last week, the First Lady presented the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten libraries and museums for their outstanding service to their communities. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor for museums and libraries. Two of the winning museums, Amazement Square and the Louisiana Children’s Museum, are participating in Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens. These museums are working to build stronger communities, one family at a time.
Posted by Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on May 20, 2015
Throughout the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady has been encouraging everyone across the country to #GimmeFive ways they are eating better, being more active, and leading a healthier life. This week, many of the First Lady’s followers have been challenging her back, and just a few days ago, the President responded to her challenge and challenged her to #GimmeFive "FLOTUS-style."
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on May 20, 2015
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady has been challenging everyone to #GimmeFive ways they are leading healthier lives through eating better and getting active.
The President joined in the fun by accepting the challenge and then asking the First Lady to #GimmeFive "FLOTUS-style." The First Lady accepted the President's challenge, sharing an inside look at her workout routine, and took challenges from folks across the country too!
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on May 16, 2015
The President challenged the First Lady. Now it's your turn. Send a challenge for @FLOTUS by Monday with #GimmeFive. https://t.co/sNo2l6cvJg
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 14, 2015
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move!, the First Lady challenged everyone across the country to #GimmeFive ways they are eating better, being more active, and leading a healthier life. We have seen incredible engagement from families, schools, and communities, to celebrities and athletes, and more!
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on May 15, 2015
This Saturday, May 16, is Kids to Parks Day. For the fifth year in a row, the National Park Trust has organized this nationwide day of outdoor play. It's a great opportunity to join families across the country and head to a park near you to enjoy the day.
Posted by Stacy Harper, Public Health Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on May 14, 2015
In the Let’s Move! City of San Antonio, Texas, local leadership is calling on its residents to eat more fruits and vegetables by “Vegging Out”! Veg Out SA! is a campaign to educate San Antonio residents about the benefits of fruits and vegetables.
Posted by Allyson Felix, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Member and Six-time U.S. Olympic Track & Field Medalist on April 29, 2015
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from the blog of fitness.gov. You can find the original post here.
I can’t imagine growing up without sports and play. Moving my body – whether it was riding my bike with my brother Wes, shooting hoops, or playing tag at recess – seeded a lifelong love of physical fitness and the confidence to pursue my Olympic dreams.
Posted by Kelly C. Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let’s Move! on April 21, 2015
This weekend, the White House will open its gardens and grounds to visitors to see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and our favorite, the White House Kitchen Garden. Just last week, the First Lady, along with kids from Let’s Move! programs across the country, planted the seventh annual White House Kitchen Garden, and this weekend, you can come check it out for yourself!
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on April 16, 2015
Yesterday, the First Lady was joined by students from across the country to plant the seventh annual White House Kitchen Garden. Mrs. Obama first planted the garden in 2009 to initiate a conversation about the health and wellbeing of our country, which then evolved into the Let’s Move! initiative. This year, as we mark the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move!, we’re celebrating the progress that’s been achieved over the years and challenging ourselves to do even more on behalf of our nation’s kids.
Posted by Kirby Bumpus, Policy Advisor and Let's Move! Liaison, US Department of Health and Human Services on April 16, 2015
Yesterday at the seventh annual White House Kitchen Garden Planting, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the Let’s Move! Interactive Map, an easy to navigate platform that allows you to see what activities are happening in your community! The map also serves as a resource for individuals and organizations looking to get involved in Let’s Move! by providing the ability to easily search by Let’s Move! program and/or location to find local programs.