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Posted by Marissa Duswalt on February 28, 2013
Today, Rachael Ray joined First Lady Michelle Obama and 400 elementary school students in Clinton, Mississippi to celebrate the new, healthier school meals being served in cafeterias across the country. Two teams -- cafeteria chef Fannie and celebrity chef Sunny Anderson versus cafeteria chef Wendy and celebrity Ryan Scott -- competed in a Let's Move! Cafeteria Cook-off to make the most delicious, healthy school lunch. 
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on February 28, 2013
Today, Falk Elementary School in Madison, WI, opened a new salad bar in its school cafeteria with the assistance of Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools, an initiative of the Food Family Farming Foundation, National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, United Fresh Produce Association Foundation, and Whole Foods Market.  We are so excited to hear about one more school taking the step of offering a salad bar as part of its school lunch program.
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on February 27, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama visited Clinton, Mississippi today to highlight the progress made across the state to decrease childhood obesity. From elementary schools all the way to the state capitol, people are stepping up and working together for the health of our kids. So what is Mississippi's secret to success?
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on February 26, 2013
MyPlate is one of the easiest ways to learn about healthy eating. It's simple to look at the icon and recognize how to pile up your own plate. But can you cook with it? Mrs. Obama thinks so. Today, the First Lady joined Robin Roberts and Chef Marcus Samuelsson on Good Morning America to announce a new partnership that highlights healthier recipes that align with MyPlate. 
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on February 21, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama invited Big Bird to the White House to learn how easy and delicious it is to eat fruits and vegetables. Check out the latest PSAs from Mrs. Obama and Sesame Workshop celebrating Let's Move!'s third anniversary!
Posted by Emily Gibson on February 14, 2013
At just 12 years old, Haile Thomas has made a big difference. A youth leader working hard to inspire kids to eat healthy, Haile joined First Lady Michelle Obama, along with a handful of other guests, for the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening.  
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on February 9, 2013
Today we’re celebrating the 3rd birthday of Let’s Move!  On February 9, 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama launched her initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids. We’re amazed at how many partners have come together – everyone from schools, chefs, parents and child care providers, faith and community leaders, museums and gardens, military and business leaders – to play a role in this initiative.
Posted on February 8, 2013
First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our kids’ health and create real support for families to live healthier lives.  Since then we’ve seen substantial commitments from parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves to improve the health of our nation’s children.
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on February 8, 2013
This year, Team USA was represented by 148 athletes at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, 88 men and 60 women. Team USA brought home home 44 gold, 35 silver, and 25 bronze medals. Athletes from 111 different countries competed in eight different sports: Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Ball, Floor Hockey, Short Track Speed Skating, Snowboarding, and Snowshoeing. Read more about the kick-off here. The Special Olympics is the world’s most competitive series of events for athletes with disabilities. These Games were founded in 1968, on the belief that people with disabilities can benefit from sports and that athletes of all abilities should be given the opportunity to achieve their dreams, whether that dream is going for gold or beating a personal best.
Posted by Susan Hildreth & Julia Bland on February 7, 2013
The eyes of the world were on the athletic abilities of the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers as they squared off in Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, but the Louisiana Children’s Museum (LCM) chose to focus on the health and creativity of that city's youngest citizens.
Posted by Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair, President’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition on February 6, 2013
Editor's note: This post was originally published on the official blog of Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day! Each year, this observance provides us with a tremendous opportunity to help get more girls in the game, and make a significant investment in the future of our nation. I am proud to serve as co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and sound the alarm about the importance of ensuring equitable physical activity opportunities for all Americans. Throughout my life, I have been transformed and inspired by sports. Since the first time I tumbled into a gymnasium at six years old to becoming an Olympic gold medalist, I was motivated and excited by the opportunities presented to me as an athlete and a coach. I owe my participation and success in gymnastics (and so much more) to the passage of Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, which has transformed the lives of millions of girls by granting them greater access to participate in sports.
Posted by Colleen Curtis on February 4, 2013
Ever wonder how world class athletes get the energy to perform at their top strength for hours on end? We asked some members of the Miami Heat when they visited the White House last week, and they shared their stay strong secrets: It's all about the pre-game meal. Find out what keeps them moving:
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on January 16, 2013
If a healthier lifestyle is one of your New Year's resolutions for 2013, there is a free tool available that can help you make the most nutritious and active choices for your lifestyle. 
Posted on January 14, 2013
It’s tempting to hibernate during the winter, but cooler months are a great time to get out and try new activities with your family.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Posted on December 28, 2012
Editor’s note: Whether your holiday traditions involve lighting candles for Hanukkah or Scandinavian St. Lucia Day, hanging lights on your Christmas tree, or preparing for Kwanzaa, Omisoka, New Year’s, or the Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, now is the season of celebration. And many holidays, in many places, involve family meals to celebrate the season, abundance, and the fact of our togetherness. We hope you’ll enjoy these holiday recipes.