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Let’s Move! White House Social: Easter Egg Roll

We're excited to announce that our next White House Social will be a Let's Move! Social here, at the White House. On Monday, April 1st, 2013, the First Family will host the 135th annual White House Easter Egg Roll with the theme "Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You!" We are inviting Let's Move! followers on Twitter and Facebook and their children, ages 5 - 13, to join the fun on the South Lawn and of course to share their experience with their followers! The day's activities -- which will include sports and cooking demonstrations -- will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative.

Interested in joining? Sign up for your chance to join other @LetsMove followers for the White House Easter Egg Roll at

Places to Play in New Orleans

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.

Winter Wonderland in the Outdoors

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:

Walk to Better Health

Editor’s Note: This post includes information from More People Walk to Better Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Getting Moving to Cleanup a Watershed

Two Saturdays ago, I had the privilege of joining the Connecticut River Watershed Council in Hartford for their annual Source to Sea Cleanup event. This year’s cleanup was one of over 2,100 similar events taking place across the country in honor of National Public Lands Day, a day devoted to restoring and conserving our treasured public lands.

See the Fall Colors at a National Forest Near You

The U.S. Forest Service has put together an online resource to help you find when the fall colors will be best at a forest near you!

Visit the 2012 Fall Colors website or call the toll-free Fall Colors Hotline at 1-800-354-4595 to help you plan your next trip to America’s great outdoors.

Celebrate the Wonders of Nature!

Editor's note: National wildlife refuges provide habitat for more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 1,000 species of fish. More than 280 threatened or endangered plants or animals are protected on wildlife refuges. Each year, millions of migrating birds use refuges as stepping stones while they fly thousands of miles between their summer and winter homes.

Doctor's Orders: Go Out and Play!

In late September, the National Park Service and several partner organizations launched Healthy Parks Healthy People Greater Washington Area, a new initiative to promote the many health benefits of time in nature, and to connect DC area kids and families to the parks and green spaces in their communities.   

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

Tomorrow, more than 170,000 people across the country are expected to celebrate National Public Lands Day – America’s largest, single-day, outdoor volunteer effort. More than 2,000 public land and water sites across the country will offer FREE admission to volunteers who give a few hours of their time to help improve and restore outdoor spaces.  

Free This Saturday: Get Out and Give Back to America’s Great Outdoors!

With the hottest months now behind us, fall is a perfect time to take advantage of sunshine, cooler temperatures, and stunning scenery.  This Saturday, September 29, you can show your appreciation for the great outdoors by taking part in National Public Lands Day. There are a couple of ways you can get involved: