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Why I LOVE Michelle Obama

Omnia Saed | Posted 11.12.2012 | Home
Omnia Saed

No matter your political affiliation, there's no doubt that First Lady Michelle Obama is the epitome of class and feminism.

Making A Difference. The World of Giving -- Food Is Joy, Sustenance and a Great Way to Give!

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know September is Hunger Action Month? Here are a few options for you to consider if you're asking, "Where is there hunger and how can I help?"

Kids' Food: Feeding Our Children

Jamie Schler | Posted 10.31.2012 | Home
Jamie Schler

I recently had a tussle on a comment thread of a Huffington Post article. First Lady Michelle Obama, as part of her "Let's Move" campaign, the article explained, had hosted a State Dinner for Kids at the White House.

Do the New School Food Regulations Actually Hinder Scratch-Cooking?

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.29.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

For the majority of districts struggling to meet the new school food standards with inadequate funding and labor, the highly processed, lower priced, heat-and-eat entree will continue to remain an alluring option.

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #39, Michelle Obama

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Home
Bernard Whitman

Michelle Obama burst on the national scene four years ago, and, like her husband, quickly captured the imagination of the nation. Some say she is her husband's best asset. She is more popular than the president, with a favorability rating of 66 percent, unchanged from two years ago.

The First Lady and Me

Liz Neumark | Posted 10.27.2012 | Home
Liz Neumark

As I shared my photo of Mrs. Obama and me with my friends and colleagues, no one asked me about what she had to say about the election -- or her campaign pitch.  It was all about food issues and children and education.

Let the Games Continue! In Our Own Backyards!

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Children are perpetual activity machines who benefit physically, socially and academically from running, jumping and somersaulting. Imagine how great it would be for all of us if we built on their strengths and interests and joined them in physical fun.

Produce Industry Funders of Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools Are Putting Children at Risk: A Plea to Michelle Obama

Michele Simon | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
Michele Simon

You may be unaware of a small produce-testing program tucked away at USDA. At a cost of only $4.5 million a year, it's one of the most efficient and successful uses of taxpayer dollars; and yet, it's been zeroed out of the 2013 budget.

CAPTION CONTEST: Michelle Obama Participates In Fitness Class

Posted 07.16.2012 | Home

Michelle Obama visited the Blanchard Park YMCA in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday to play games with children, during a campaign swing through Florida. (Pho...

PHOTOS: This 64-Year-Old Great Grandmother Is Hot!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

If you're looking for some fresh motivation to get into the gym, all you have to do is take one look at Ruby Carter-Pikes. The 64-year-old mother ...

Fat Activist Lesley Kinzel on How to Stop Dieting and Start Loving Your Body

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Truthfully, I'm all for self-acceptance, but I've had trouble embracing the fat acceptance movement. Until, that is, I devoured Two Whole Cakes, the delightful, insightful new book by fat activist Lesley Kinzel.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ad Agency For First Lady's Anti-Obesity Campaign Promotes Junk Drink | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The same advertising agency working to tackle childhood obesity with First Lady Michelle Obama also is collaborating on an ad campaign f...

What Kids Can Learn From Michelle Obama's New Book

Posted 06.01.2012 | Home

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: “There was a time when I had no idea that tomatoes didn’t come ...

WNBA Cares Week

Todd Jacobson | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Todd Jacobson

A group of young girls waits eagerly on a dirt-floored basketball court as Tamika Raymond or Ruth Riley or Tamika Catchings approaches. The moment the player steps on to the court, a look of hope and joy overcomes the youth.

WATCH: Sam Kass Talks Cooking For The First Family

Posted 05.03.2012 | Home

It seems like every food lover has a little bit of a crush on Sam Kass, the assistant chef and senior policy advisor for healthy food initiatives for ...

Christina Wilkie

Obama Administration Embraces Video Games To Promote Fitness | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Video games, long demonized by public health officials and parents for contributing to sedentary habits and obesity among children, scor...

Celebrate National Park Week April 21-29

Neil Mulholland | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Neil Mulholland

This week we celebrate our national parks and the great stories they tell. But the question is -- are the right people listening?

Catholic Charities Moves On Childhood Obesity

Posted 04.13.2012 | Home

By Tom Gallagher National Catholic Reporter Chicago agency ties federal awareness campaign to long-standing food programs Theologians who stud...

Michelle Obama Defends Anti-Obesity Campaign To 11-Year-Old Reporter

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home

In a newly released video surfaced by The Hill, Michelle Obama defends her anti-obesity program against critics while talking with an 11-year-old repo...

On Display: The Health Effects Of Eating Too Much Sugar

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

We need to know that we consume too much sugar and that it does us harm because, ostensibly, knowledge is power. In that spirit, we in public health have cause to welcome some important new allies to the mission of advancing health through better nutrition: museums.

Educating the Whole Child

Natalia Mehlman Petrzela | Posted 05.05.2012 | Home
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela

Somehow, the belief that better physical, emotional, and spiritual health generates happier, more productive citizens is quickly becoming accepted as a fact in our culture, yet education has largely been moving in the opposite direction.

Mochas at The White House

Kuae Kelch Mattox | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Kuae Kelch Mattox

It's not often that I'm blown away by an invite, but when 150 leaders from Mocha Moms were invited to the White House for a private event last week, I had to pinch myself a few times just to make sure I wasn't dreaming.

Heartland Institute's Climate Skeptics vs Children: Bet on the Kids

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.24.2012 | Home
Carol Pierson Holding

Even if children are faced with a curriculum that demotes climate change to a scientific controversy, they will still act as-if because it's their native culture. It's built in to their screen time: the code for bad-guys is someone who smokes or doesn't recycle.

WATCH: Michelle Obama Kicks Jimmy Fallon's Butt

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

Here's a tip: never challenge Michelle Obama to a push-up contest. Ellen DeGeneres made that mistake once and Jimmy Fallon made it last night. ...

WATCH: Michelle Obama, Jimmy Fallon Face-Off At The White House

Posted 02.08.2012 | Home

Michelle Obama. Jimmy Fallon. Let the games begin. On Tuesday night's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," the First Lady invited Fallon to the White Ho...