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Posted by Annina Burns, PhD, RD, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on September 17, 2015
Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) has reached a significant milestone: 500 communities across the country are Let’s Move! communities! Yesterday, mayors, councilmembers, and staff of elected officials gathered at the White House to celebrate their achievements in engaging their local residents in a healthier lifestyle through system-based changes that will enable kids and families to be healthier for generations to come. The program, led by the National League of Cities and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, works with local elected officials to help each individual community achieve their goals.
Posted by Alonzo Mourning, Athletes for Hope Founder and President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Member on September 14, 2015
Today marks the start of Athletes for Active Schools Week. From September 14-18, athletes from across the country will rally together to support more physical activity and physical education (PE) in our nation’s schools. Alonzo helping kids reach for new heights by inspiring a love for physical activity
Posted by Charlene Burgeson, Executive Director, Let’s Move! Active Schools on September 9, 2015
It is time celebrate a new school year with the unveiling of the 2015 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award recipients! Today, Let’s Move! Active Schools partners and staff are proud to honor the 525 schools from 37 states that have earned the top physical activity and physical education distinction for K-12 schools.
Posted by Juliette Rizzo, Deputy Director of Special Projects, Partnerships and Events in the Office of Communications and Outreach & Alexis Perlmutter, Special Assistant, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education on September 4, 2015
Now in its fifth year, with 27 events and nearly 4,000 students reading, moving, and receiving free books, the Let’s Read! Let’s Move! program continues to help students keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer months, while learning about historic and iconic locations in Washington, D.C.
Posted by Rachel Powell, PhD, CHES, CPH, Let’s Move! Child Care Operations Manager, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on September 2, 2015
Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) gives child care and early education providers the tools to help children develop healthy habits for life. As part of the anniversary of LMCC, the program is highlighting child care centers that have not only signed up, but completed their action plans to work toward creating a healthier environment at their center.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on September 1, 2015
Today marks the beginning of an important month. President Obama has proclaimed September 2015 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on August 18, 2015
As the school bells begin to ring welcoming in the next school year, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation released a new national survey demonstrating that Americans clearly support keeping school meals healthy.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on August 5, 2015
Summer is the best season for ripe tomatoes, juicy peaches, sweet corn, and crisp peppers. Take advantage of National Famers Market Week (August 2-8) to eat delicious, fresh, and healthy food while supporting local farmers and gardeners.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on July 27, 2015
“Let the 2015 Special Olympics World Games begin!” the First Lady cheered as she helped kick off the games this past weekend. Mrs. Obama greeted the athletes and attendees at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, California where approximately 6,500 athletes from 165 countries traveled to compete. 
Posted by Erin Croom, Farm to School Director at Georgia Organics on July 17, 2015
Let’s Move! Salad Bars to Schools (LMSB2S) celebrated a key milestone! All fifty states now have salad bars in schools – a major effort of the program. To date, LMSB2S has delivered over 4,000 salad bars to schools around the country, offering an additional 2 million kids a colorful variety of vegetables and fruit at lunchtime.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on July 14, 2015
Last week, the First Lady welcomed 55 talented young chefs to the White House for the fourth annual Kids’ “State Dinner.” It was just like any other state dinner, complete with beautiful décor and White House china, except the guests of honor were kids! It was an incredible day filled with inspiration, delicious healthy food, and fun. Check out our top five moments from the day:
Posted by Heidi Christensen, Associate Director for Community Engagement at the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on July 13, 2015
What do weight training, dancing, yoga, and mall walking all have in common? They are all community activities that older adults are participating in around the country, thanks to the national Go4Life partnership network! 
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on July 10, 2015
We are so excited the Kids’ “State Dinner” is finally here! Today, the fifty-five Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winners will arrive to the White House to attend the fourth annual Kids’ “State Dinner.” Tune in to see the event live from the White House!  
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on July 8, 2015
This Friday, fifty-five budding young chefs will make their way to the White House for the fourth annual Kids' "State Dinner."
Posted by Dillon Andrews on July 7, 2015
“When I was little, I lived in San Francisco, and was exposed to all sorts of culture and food,” says Dillon. “One of my favorites was Indian food, so I decided to make an Indian style dish. I would serve this dish with mango and chai.“ - Dillon Andrews, Age 12, Wyoming