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Youth Earn a Seat at the White House

Alexis Glick | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 | Food
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.

First Lady Michelle Obama Gets Down and Dirty on Leadership

Rana Florida | Posted 06.02.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

Just as a late spring thaw was finally settling in, I had the chance to catch up with the first lady, to ask her some important questions about leadership, collaboration and the balancing act of family, work and life. Her answers and insights reinforce her determination to get the job done.

Calling All Kids Chefs: Enter Now For The Chance to Have Your Recipe Served at The White House This Summer!

Epicurious | Posted 05.28.2014 | Taste
Epicurious

Tanya Steel Quick--which top chefs created Alaskan Ceviche with Mango or Spicy Tofu Lettuce Cups? If you said 9-year-old Rowan from Alaska and 9-yea...

Major Food Company To Provide Schools With Healthier Meals

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's largest food service companies is making a series of changes in support of Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obe...

Nutrition Label 2.0: Bigger, Bolder, Better

Andy Bellatti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

These changes are undoubtedly a victory for health advocates. As First Lady Michelle Obama put it: "This is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country." They could also create a crisis for the food industry.

Obama, Biden Show America How They Move

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden released a video Thursday evening to show America how they stay in shape. The presidential pair...

Christina Wilkie

Michelle Obama Wins Big Against Powerful Corporate Interests

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama announced sweeping changes to the "Nutrition Facts" label on most packaged foods on Thursday, marking a major ...

Michelle Obama Praises Decline In Childhood Obesity

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says a sharp decline in obesity rates for some youngsters shows that small diet and lifestyle changes are making a ...

Thanks, Mrs. Obama, for What You've Done for Our Kids

Today's Mama | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

If the government had not intervened in the matter of our children's health, I'm not sure we'd all be high-fiving each other about these latest statistics affecting our country's most precious resources.

New Rules Push More Free Lunch, Less Junk Food In Schools

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama ...

WATCH: Will Ferrell Gets Schooled By Kids, Michelle Obama Laughs

Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign is now four years old, so the First Lady teamed up with actor/comic Will Ferrell to hold a "focus group" for k...

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

Why Is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Releasing Politically-charged Data Ahead of Peer Review?

Michele Simon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Michele Simon

When I was asked yesterday by POLITICO to comment on a press release from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation celebrating the food industry's alleged reduction in calories, I thought, Oh, those data we've been waiting for are finally published. But I was wrong.

Only 1 In 4 Tweens Meets U.S. Fitness Guidelines

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — Young teens aren't exactly embracing the government's Let's Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged...

Advice to the Obamas: Get Out and Garden!

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Darrin Nordahl

I believe President Obama is serious about improving the American diet. And I believe he is also wary of how the bulk of our food is produced in this country. But I want him to show me and the rest of America.

The Wrong Obama Gives Tough Talk on Junk Food Marketing to Kids

Michele Simon | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Michele Simon

The first lady joked that some industry members may be waiting things out, figuring that "in a few years, this lady will be gone and this whole Let's Move thing will finally be over, so we can go back to business as usual." That's exactly what they are thinking.

Academic Fuel for Performance -- From Mushy-Brain to Einstein Syndrome

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

It's finally becoming normal to recognize that poor food choices lead to the current obesity epidemic and mushy-brain syndrome. Groups like Alliance for a Healthier Generation lead the movement on this and with great results to show for it.

Michelle Obama Urges Companies To Stop Advertising Unhealthy Foods To Kids

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama used the power of her bully pulpit Wednesday to push food companies and television broadcasters to do more to promot...

Michelle Obama, Please Don't Water Down Your 'Drink Up' Water Campaign

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
Nancy Huehnergarth

If Mrs. Obama is unwilling to highlight that water should replace sugary drinks and hesitant to promote tap water as heavily as bottled, I'm going to be deeply disappointed.