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Michelle Obama "Let's Move"

Farm Dinners At FIG Restaurant (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Teacher Anthony Fuller led a group of his high school students through the gates of the Fairmont Miramar Hotel and into the private dining area of FIG...


Cory Booker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cory Booker

Democracy and social justice are not spectator sports. We cannot allow ourselves to simply sit on our couches and give passionate color commentary about what is happening in the world and how it must change.

Mike Huckabee Defends Michelle Obama Against Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took a moment on Tuesday to counter Sarah Palin's recent claim that Michelle Obama is out to rob children and p...

Lucia Graves

WATCH: House Republicans Stall Child Nutrition Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have temporarily blocked the $4.5 billion legislation that would expand eligibility for national school lunch programs...

First Lady Expands 'Let's Move' Obesity Initiative To Religious Groups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) First lady Michelle Obama has expanded her "Let's Move" initiative to reduce childhood obes...

Democrats May Cut Food Stamp Funds To Pay For Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Initiative

The Hill | Russell Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michel...

Child Nutrition Bill: Senate Passes First Lady-Backed Legislation

Jane Black at The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Senate passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Thursday, a bill that provides an additional $4.5 billion over 10 years to federal child nutrit...

Michelle Obama Op-Ed: A Food Bill We Need

Michelle Obama in the Washington Post | Michelle Obama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last spring, a class of fifth-grade students from Bancroft Elementary School in the District descended on the South Lawn of the White House to help us...

Michelle Goes Grocery Shopping With Tim Geithner And Tom Vilsack (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Shoppers at a Fresh Grocer in North Philadelphia were greeted Friday afternoon by some surprise visitors -- First Lady Michelle Obama, along with Trea...

Michelle Obama Orioles Game: First Lady & Friends Throw First Pitch (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

After warming up at Camden Yards on Tuesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama, along with 10-year-old Christina McCray and 15-year-old Jordan Ant...

Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move' Hits The Baseball Field (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama broke out her sneakers on Tuesday at Camden Yards in Baltimore where she hosted a "Let's Move" event in conjunction with the local Boys...

First Lady, MLB Team Up Against Childhood Obesity

AP | DAVID GINSBURG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

BALTIMORE — First lady Michelle Obama showed off her throwing arm Tuesday after making a pitch to Major League Baseball to help her fight childh...

Michelle Obama: Talk About Health, Not Weight, To Fight Childhood Obesity

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says she tries to talk about health – not weight – with her daughters. Mrs. Obama, who launc...

President Obama Takes Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to the Next Level

Robert Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Robert Ross

Let's pause for a second to recognize that this is the first time that a First Couple have launched complimentary initiatives to improve the fitness, nutrition and well-being of our nation's children.

Michelle Obama Visits San Diego Community Farm Gardened By International Refugees

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AP - SAN DIEGO - Returning from Mexico, Michelle Obama made a brief stop Thursday in San Diego to visit a community garden farmed by international ref...

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.

Michelle Obama calls on top chefs to inspire kids

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, ASSOCIATED PRESS: WASHINGTON — School lunches that are good for kids – and that kids will actually eat? That's a ...

Michelle Obama Moves Mountains With Junior Rangers, Senator Harry Reid (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Michelle Obama brought her Let's Move! initiative to the Red Rock National Conservation Area in Las Vegas yesterday, where she stretched and exercised...

Smoking, Seatbelts, and Running: Change is Possible

Mary Wittenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Wittenberg

Combating childhood obesity is this generation's war, and it will require solutions at every level. This is a moment to move beyond the rhetoric, and truly get our kids moving -- and running.

Tackling Hunger by Transforming Food Deserts Into Food Oases

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Darrin Nordahl

A unique brand of urban agriculture--what can more descriptively be termed "municipal agriculture" -- is promising to restore individual and community health, to the benefit of our cities, and to the benefit of our nation.

Let's Move Campaign Asks For Ideas From Public

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Michelle Obama launched her office's Let's Move campaign on February 9 with the clear goal of ending the childhood obesity crisis within a generation....

Michelle Obama Announces Let's Move Campaign's Childhood Obesity Guidelines

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Women could help reduce childhood obesity by maintaining a healthy weight when they become pregnant and by breast-feeding their bab...

MICHELLE MOVES: First Lady Kicks, Runs And Cheers (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

On Friday First Lady Michelle Obama joined kids at a free fitness clinic in DC as part of her "Let's Move" campaign to combat childhood obesity. She w...

Michelle Obama To governors: 'Let's act' on obesity

AP | Ben Feller, Associated Press Writer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama appealed to governors on Saturday for help in reducing child obesity and said they had a moral and financ...

Let's All Move: A Better Way to Reduce Child Obesity

Pamela Tom | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

The battle against child obesity will not be won solely by improving school lunch menus or teaching parents how to select healthier foods. We need to simply get off our butts.