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Lets Move Campaign

Introducing Fruit and Yogurts at School, and Playing More Outdoors

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Why are we eating and making our children eat so much without allowing them to go out and play outdoors? Most parents I know today give electronics for 2-3 years old kids as presents, "caging" them at home playing digital lonely games.

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.

FLOTUS Wants You To Drink More Water

AP | M.L. JOHNSON | Posted 11.12.2013 | Black Voices

WATERTOWN, Wis. — First lady Michelle Obama led Wisconsin high school students in a toast to "the best drink in town" Thursday as she launched a...

PHOTOS: Stars Join FLOTUS At 'Let's Move!' Event

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.06.2013 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama said Friday that her anti-childhood obesity campaign is creating a "cultural shift" in how Americans live and eat, a...

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.

'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.

How 1 State Is Scaling Back Both Hunger And Obesity

Tamara Sandberg | Posted 07.22.2012 | Impact
Tamara Sandberg

Protecting our children from obesity requires more than increased physical activity and access to healthy food at school. It also compels us to do all we can to be sure they aren't coming home to poorly stocked kitchen cabinets. Childhood obesity and hunger are related and real problems -- and both are also really solvable.

National Public Health Week 2012: Toward a Healthier Nation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This National Public Health Week is a great time to begin moving toward a more active lifestyle. Social responsibility with programs like the National Plan for Physical Activity and the Let's Move Campaign are critical to improving public health.

Great Things Happen When We Work Together

Susan K. Neely | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan K. Neely

The next time you walk down the beverage aisle in your local grocery store or go to grab a drink from the cooler in the corner store, we hope you'll find the calorie labels useful and within the wide variety of choices something that works for you.

Students Do Jumping Jacks With The First Lady To Set Record

AP | By STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama is trying to help set a world record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. An overcast...

Michelle Obama Jumps Double Dutch, Nickelodeon Suspends Programming To Promote Healthy Living (VIDEO)

Posted 10.31.2011 | Black Voices

She's danced and Dougied her way around the world to promote her "Let's Move!" campaign aimed at solving the epidemic of childhood obesity. FLOTUS' ne...

It's Official: August Is National Breastfeeding Month

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Many moms, medical experts, and lactation educators have long celebrated World Breastfeeding Month in August. But the United States Breastfeeding Committee has now proclaimed that August is officially National Breastfeeding Month.

Evangelicals Resist Obama's Childhood Obesity Push

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- Evangelicals are the only major religious group where a majority opposes the federal governmen...

Mom Advice from Michelle Obama: How to Raise Healthy Kids

Melina Bellows | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Melina Bellows

For the first time in a while, I'm not thinking about my weight. It's the rest of the country I'm worried about. I'm sitting with Michelle Obama discussing the Fat Attack on America.

National Launch of the First "Teaching Garden"

Kelly Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Kelly Meyer

The Teaching Garden encompasses a core belief that when you educate a child about nutritional choices, that child will teach his or her family and ultimately pass that knowledge on to others.