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Posted by Derick Chapman on July 3, 2012
Pull out the checkered tablecloth and celebrate summer by planning the perfect picnic for your family, friends and neighbors by incorporating healthy appetizers, salads and mains. Whether your plate is paper plastic or fine china, fill half of it with fruits and vegetables, and show your guest the importance of a well-balanced meal. An abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables are in season so make sure that your plate is brimming with watermelon, raspberries and corn! And if you can't decide on what you want to make for future summer cook-outs, try the USDA's recipe finder for inspiration. Check out some of our favorite summer recipes:  
Posted by Jessica Larson on July 3, 2012
We all have a role to play to ensure that our kids live the full, healthy lives they deserve. This includes everyone from moms and dads to CEOs and superintendents to mayors and community leaders. Earlier this month, the First Lady talked about how corporate leaders, in particular, can take steps on behalf of our children’s health when they realize that what is good for our children can also be good for business.
Posted on July 3, 2012
Recipe courtesy of USDA's Serving Size Serves 16 (1 slice) Ingredients Crust: 1¼ cup flour ¼ teaspoon sugar ⅓ cup milk, nonfat 2 teaspoons vegetable oil Filling:
Posted on July 3, 2012
Recipe courtesy of USDA's Serving Size Serves 10 (½ breast or 2 small drumsticks) Ingredients
Posted on July 3, 2012
Recipe courtesy of USDA's Serving Size Serves 4 (1 cup) Ingredients
Posted on July 3, 2012
Recipe courtesy of USDA's Serving Size Serves 12 (1/12 of recipe) Ingredients
Posted on July 3, 2012
Recipe courtesy of USDA's Serving Size Serves 6 (1/6 of recipe) Ingredients
Posted on July 2, 2012
Getting children to do anything can be difficult, but some would say that dinner time is the worst. From asparagus to zucchini, many kids refuse to eat what we know is best for them and that's why we're sharing these 5 easy steps to help teach kids to make healthy choices.
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on June 29, 2012
What would you do if you received a mysterious box from the White House at your doorstep? Mitchell Elementary students found themselves asking the same question when a large, brown package arrived with a return address of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on June 27, 2012
As the weather gets hotter, it’s becoming more important to make sure that kids stay hydrated. Let’s Move! Child Care has a new tip sheet that offers great advice for keeping your kids safe and healthy this summer. Drink up! DOs and DON’Ts:
Posted by Marissa Duwalt on June 22, 2012
Today, President Obama announced the members of the Presidential Delegation to the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The First Lady will lead this group of Olympic and Paralympic athletes as America roots for Team USA!
Posted by Kathryn Sosbe on June 20, 2012
Thousands of people attended a variety of events on U.S. Forest Service lands as part of the fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day.
Posted by Jessica Larson on June 18, 2012
When Chef Cat Cora heard the First Lady’s call to action to chefs, she took it to heart. “We want every school in the nation to have a chef partner, a set of kids who call you theirs, who believe that you care about nothing more than how they grow up and how they feel. The more grownups who are working on behalf of our kids, the stronger they’ll be,” said the First Lady at the launch of the Chefs Move to Schools program two years ago. As a concerned parent, Chef Cora decided to join the movement. She signed up for Chefs Move to Schools and got involved in her son’s school. She has since done cooking demos for the students and faculty, taught nutrition lessons, and worked with the principal to put a cafeteria in the school. Her motivation and effort created positive change within the school system, and demonstrate the impact parents and professionals can have.
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on June 18, 2012
Have you ever visited the Arctic Circle? Not too many people have! This region is at the northernmost tip of Earth. For Alaskans who live here, eating healthy presents some unique challenges. The cold weather and lack of sunlight limit the fruits and vegetables grown here, and not much produce makes its way up to this area.