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Lets Move

Let's Move More Than Our Lips!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This time, let's prove we aren't all talk and no action. This time, let's demonstrate we aren't hypocrites. This time, let's prove we really are a nation of loving parents and grandparents, concerned and responsible adults. This time, let's move more than our lips.

Easter Egg Roll Just Got More Delicious

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 03.27.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The White House Easter Egg Roll guest list just got a whole lot more delicious. Yesterday on Twitter, first lady Michelle Obama's Let...

60-Plus Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Where Kids Live, Learn and Play

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D.

There are lots of ways to fit physical activity into the school day, through enhanced PE classes, recess, walking or biking to and from school, creating before- and after-school activities, and introducing classroom activity breaks.

Modeling Excellence for Transformative Change in Education

Sarah Elizabeth Ippel | Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel

Michelle Obama knows how to relate to children. The day's message remained clear throughout: health, wellness and physical activity are integral to a holistic education and it allows students to succeed in school.

What the Heck Happened to Let's Move? An Open Letter to Michelle Obama

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

If you continue to avoid supporting policy change, I believe that history will remember Let's Move as another "feel good" first lady program that's long on public relations and short on substance.

WATCH: What Michelle Obama Doesn't Discuss With Her Daughters

Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents

First lady Michelle Obama believes in talking to kids about the importance of good food and exercise. But she avoids discussing weight with her daught...

WATCH: Michelle Obama Dances To Pitbull's Music

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2013 | Latino Voices

What is better than watching Michelle Obama dancing? Watching her dance to Pitbull’s “Echa Pa’ Lla”! The chance to see FLOTUS in action cam...

The 'Skinny' on Children's Health

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Because we want our students to live healthier and longer, Chicago is investing heavily in our young people, including the launch of the new Healthy CPS Action Plan. The plan outlines real strategies, some of which our students will start to see immediately.

'The People's Chef' Launches Affordable, Nutritious Cooking Classes for Low-Income Families

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.01.2013 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The kids in Dayton, Ohio won't go hungry or undernourished if local Chef Anthony Tyrone Head has anything to say about it. Beginning in March, the Dayton Christian Center will run a four-week series on affordable, nutritious cooking for their childcare facility's parents.

Help Kids Move with Active Schools

Alexis Glick | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Alexis Glick

In order to help our children be more physically active, we need to give them the means and the access to do so every day, before, during and after school.

6 Ways to Give Your Child a Healthy Heart for Life

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

February is heart month -- a great time to think about heart health. While we tend to think of heart disease as a problem of adults, it can start in childhood, and the health habits of childhood have everything to do with heart health in adulthood.

5 Michelle Obama-Approved Recipes To Make For Dinner This Week

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

"I think that health doesn’t mean no taste," says the first lady. We couldn't agree more.

The Real Battlefront for Child Obesity

Carolyn Bronstein | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media
Carolyn Bronstein

Parents must understand the psychology behind food-related advertising to children, get wise to current formats, and initiate consumer action. Turns out, a generation of kids has been taught that food is fun, rather than fuel.

WATCH: 'The Evolution Of Mom Dancing'

Posted 02.25.2013 | Parents

If Jimmy Fallon had put on a pink sweater and a wig and filmed "Evolution of Mom Dancing" alone, it would have been enough. But, no, he went ahead and...

You Won't Want To Miss This

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy

First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on Friday, Feb 22, Entertainment Weekly confirmed. Despite laying relatively ...

LOOK: Get Ready To Roll!

Posted 03.07.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Do you enjoy rolling eggs with lots of people, including the president? If so, you'll want to be at your computer next week. Tickets for...

Why the Other NRA Loves the First Lady

Michele Simon | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Michele Simon

The National Restaurant Association is largely responsible for lobbying to keep the federal-tipped minimum wage at a paltry $2.13 an hour. Unfortunately, the topic of worker rights never came up in the speech the first lady gave to the NRA in September of 2010.

The Obamas' Favorite D.C. Chef

Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.13.2013 | DC
Erin Ruberry

The President and Michelle Obama celebrated Valentine's Day at minibar, Chef José Andrés' pricey Penn Quarter small plates restaurant, and while there's no word on how far ahead the president had to call to reserve a table, it's not the Obamas' first taste of Andrés' food.

Answering Mark Bittman: Why Does Beyoncè Think It's OK to Sell Pepsi?

Rajiv Narayan | Posted 03.30.2013 | Entertainment
Rajiv Narayan

New York Times food journalist Mark Bittman asked, "Why Do Stars Think It's OK to Sell Soda?" The question is brilliant, but goes unanswered -- a rhetorical question where perhaps we'd do better than to take the answer for granted.

Parents, Don't Let Beyoncé, Let's Move! Spokeswoman, Tell Your Kids To Guzzle Pepsi

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents
Nancy Huehnergarth

A noisy grassroots uprising against Beyoncé could get other celebrities to back off from endorsing non-nutritious products to impressionable kids. Remember, once upon a time, celebrities regularly promoted tobacco products. Now, they wouldn't be caught dead hawking cigarettes.

Why I Won't Listen to Beyonce

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 03.23.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

You would have to be living in a bubble to have missed the news that Beyonce cut a reported $50 million deal with PepsiCo. Although the deal may meet Beyonce's and Pepsi's mutually-beneficial marketing needs, it does not serve the best interests of the U.S. public.

Let's Move, Let's Run

David Willey | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
David Willey

There are so many physical, mental, and emotional benefits to even a simple running "routine." No fancy equipment needed, no teams to make -- just a pair of shoes and some guidance and encouragement.

Time to Stop Marketing Food to Kids

Michele Simon | Posted 01.26.2013 | Home
Michele Simon

It's time we stopped fretting over nutrition standards for marketing to kids and start working on a new strategy to eliminate all food marketing to young children, period.

Has Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Done Enough to Combat Childhood Obesity?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

The Nation piece ultimately concludes that few if any truly significant changes have been made by the food industry as a result of Ms. Obama's program. But the fact that Ms. Obama can't (or won't) wage war with Big Food has never surprised me.

What Teachers Told the U.S. Department of Education

Dan Brown | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

Over eighty meetings with teachers and school leaders in a two-week cross-country blitz-- not bad work for a team of twelve Teaching Ambassador Fellows (TAFs) working for a year with the U.S. Department of Education.