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Wow. Michelle Obama Hosts 'Let's Move' Garden Harvest at White House

Anna Wilding | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Wilding

All photos ©2015 Anna Wilding, Carpe Diem Films, LLC., and Herald de Paris. May not be used without permission. A PHOTO ESSAY by Anna Wilding ...

The Healing Power of Peers

Dr. Dean Ornish | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dean Ornish

I appreciate the power of a White House bully pulpit -- but kids listen and learn primarily from other kids. If your son's friend tells him that the apple is better than the fries, he's more likely to listen.

Michelle Obama Neglects Let's Move Initiative, Binge-Watches 'Friends' Instead

Alex Iosiovich | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy
Alex Iosiovich

A long-standing advocate of youth health and wellness, and founder of the Let's Move campaign, sources have leaked that the FLOTUS has grown frustrated with her inability to rid the country of fat kids.

Palatetraining: Parents Aim to Buy the Best Food but Need to Make the Best Food

Dr. Laura Lefkowitz | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Laura Lefkowitz

(Counterclockwise from top right to bottom right: My palette of fresh organic homemade tricolor carrots, sweet potato, butternut squash, Fuji apples...

Want Kids To Eat Healthy? Make Their Meals More Like McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

Applying the McDonald's Happy Meal treatment to healthy foods could make kids more likely to eat them. New research from the American Academy of Pedia...

Michelle Obama Plants Vegetables With A Bunch Of Cute Kids In The White House Garden

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

Kids from around the country who participate in Let's Move programs joined first lady Michelle Obama to help plant the White House Kitchen Garden on W...

Palatetraining: How to Raise a Vegetable Lover

Dr. Laura Lefkowitz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Laura Lefkowitz

Over the past year I have been documenting my 1-year-old son's "Palatetraining" on social media as he gobbles down fresh veggies. It is possible to raise a vegetable lover, you just have to start earlier and "Palatetrain" your child from their first bite of solids.

Michelle Obama Dances Real Cool To Celebrate 5 Years Of 'Let's Move!'

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

First lady Michelle Obama will make a special appearance on Friday's “Sunny Side Up Show,” a morning TV program for preschoolers, in celebration o...

White House Gets Active For Its Annual Easter Egg Roll

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics

Small children crowded the South Lawn of the White House on Monday for the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll hosted by President Barack Obama a...

Michelle Obama And Jimmy Fallon Just Took Mom Dance Moves To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents

Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon really know to bust a move. In honor of the fifth anniversary of FLOTUS' Let's Move campaign, Obama teamed up with...

Michelle Obama Appears On 'Jeopardy!'

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

Contestants on the quiz show “Jeopardy!” got a surprise Tuesday night when first lady Michelle Obama appeared to tout her Let’s Move! campaign. ...

Joe Biden Says He Does A Million Arm Curls A Day But We Call Bulls#!% On That

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden claimed Friday he does a million arm curls a day, but we call bulls#!% on that. Biden demonstrated some of his arm curls (...

Here's The Michelle Obama-Ellen DeGeneres Dance Party You Wish You Were Invited To

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

They may not agree on who won their push-up challenge in 2012, but Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres put their differences aside this week to engage ...

First Lady Takes A Shot At Special Interests Opposing Healthier Food For Kids

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

With well-funded opponents like Big Food and the School Nutrition Association working furiously to roll back school nutrition standards and prevent further healthy changes to our food system, complacency would take us right back to where we started.

Michelle Obama Banned Chelsea Clinton's Favorite Dish From The White House

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

Despite her daughters' love of macaroni and cheese, first lady Michelle Obama reveals in a new interview that she barred the boxed treat from the Whit...

Amber Ferguson

Happy Birthday FLOTUS! Here's Why You're Awesome | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama turns 51 on Saturday. Happy Birthday, FLOTUS! Ever since she stepped foot in the White House, Obama has wowed us with her...

Three Food Resolutions We Can All Make

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The global community needs to make three important New Years resolutions as part of the Milan Charter in 2015 in order to create a food system that makes hunger, obesity, food waste, and injustice part of the past.

Between a Rock and a Defensive Tackle: Football and Fat Kids

Rebecca Jane Weinstein | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Ben's mother had attempted to put him on a diet, at age 9. It seemed like the reasonable thing to do. It seemed like it would be easier to change he...

Youth Earn a Seat at the White House

Alexis Glick | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Alexis Glick

As a mother of four children, I'm constantly amazed by the energy, enthusiasm and idealism of young people today, who want so much to make a positive impact on the world they live in.

Uncle Sam Parenting 101, How Much Is Enough

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Wendy N. Powell

Right down the street in my town of Port Saint Lucie, Florida, a mother was cuffed and taken away from her home due to her 7-year-old son's walk to th...

Michelle Obama Pledges To 'Fight Until The Bitter End' For Lunch Standards

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Thursday turned her annual garden harvest into a showcase for healthier school lunch standards and pledged to "f...

Here's What You Need To Know About The New Nutrition Labels

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

Accurate and reliable information is crucial to help the fight against childhood obesity and the many health problems it causes. The new food label will provide that information.

To the First Lady: It's Time for 'Let's Move' to Tackle Emotional Health

Vicki Hoefle | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Vicki Hoefle

Emotional health will never just be a school age or adolescent issue; the preparation and teaching starts as early as birth and continues throughout our whole lives. But until there is more nationwide focus on the matter, what can we do now to start fixing this?

You Can't Outrun Your Fork

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

We need to disprove the myths that are still perpetuated by companies, which state that sedentary lifestyles are the main cause of our weight issues. We need to realize that what we put on our plates, or in our bowls and cups, has the greatest impact on our weight management.

There Really Is a Food Revolution Taking Place In America

Mike Metallo | Posted 06.04.2014 | Home
Mike Metallo

Gardening brings people from diverse and different backgrounds together -- families, young people, the elderly, neighbors, politicians -- to do something good, not just for your health and body, but for your community.