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Spotlight on Health: A Timely, Powerful, Life Changing Visit With First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House

Maimah Karmo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Maimah Karmo

On March 15, as an advocate, I was more in awe of her than ever -- in how her vision to help our youth live healthier lives has changed the lives of millions and will continue to do so for years to come.

Is There Life in Your Life?

Tania Kowalski | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tania Kowalski

So what are you waiting for? This is your LIFE guys... let's really LIVE it. If we all implement these actions and start adding life to our days NOW, we'll spread positive energy like wildfire!

Combating Latino Health Disparities Through Nutrition Education & Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.

An Apple a Day Really Does Keep the Doctor Away: Michelle Obama Is Right

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Eating fresh fruit daily can improve your life. A recent article from investigators in Beijing, China, and the University of Oxford, England has shown how much this simple change in your diet can help you.

Former White House Chef Sam Kass on American Food Trends

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.27.2016 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

During his White House tenure, Kass took on several additional roles around food policy including Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign. Kass is also the first person in the history of the White House to have had a position in the Executive Office of the President and the Residence.

Michelle Obama Opens Up About Her Post-White House Dreams

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama opened up to Al Roker of NBC's "Today" about the White House garden and what she hopes will be her legacy after leaving 1600...

Stop What You’re Doing And Watch The Currys Turn Up With Michelle Obama

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 04.05.2016 | Sports

A year and a half ago, First Lady Michelle Obama looked into a camera, held up a root vegetable and began to shake and shimmy as DJ Snake and Lil Jon...

Let's Move! My Invitation to the White House with First Lady Michelle Obama

Patrice Tartt | Posted 03.28.2016 | Parents
Patrice Tartt

When you open up your email and see an invitation to be in the presence of First Lady Michelle Obama, at the White House, you not only respond back po...

My Day With FLOTUS

Rachel Reed | Posted 03.25.2016 | Education
Rachel Reed

I was given the privilege of going to the White House for the Let's Move! event last Tuesday morning. It was a phenomenal day. I got to hang out with some really amazing moms (and dads)...truly blessed.

My visit to The White House & the Let's Move! Event

Kiley Smith | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Kiley Smith

This post is a surreal one for me to write. I am still in a utter amazement that my visit to the White House truly happened. Since I was a little girl...

Learning From Others: How to Make School (Lunch) Great

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

In his latest documentary, Where To Invade Next, Michael Moore "invades" country after country, looking for lifestyles worth appropriating - so that he can plant the American flag upon them and bring them home. Of particular interest to me were his school visits.

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 Was...

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 06.15.2016 | 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 applesau...

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.