Ms. Obama wins Nickelodeon's Big Help Kids' Choice Award
Mrs. Obama was honored at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award with the “Big Help Award” for her “Let’s Move” campaign aimed at ending childhood obesity and promoting wellness and healthy living among the nation’s youth.
Nickelodeon said the award “recognizes those who seek to better the world, and whose significant impact on their community has inspired kids to do the same.
Childhood obesity is a "threat to national security"
Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit, bi-partisan organization of more than 100 retired military leaders, came out with a report calling childhood obesity a "threat to national security." The group notes that "more than 9 million young adults - 27 percent of all Americans age 17 to 24 - are too overweight to join the military." In a statement released yesterday, the group called improved school nutrition a "crucial area for reducing or preventing childhood obesity."
White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity report released
Throughout the summer, the White House will host events bringing local children, sports leagues, community programs and coaches to the South Lawn to participate in sports, games, and activities.
Chefs Move to Schools launched
Michelle Obama asked the chefs to work with the teachers, parents, nutritionists, and administrators at their adopted schools, to improve menus and help kids learn about healthy foods.
Let's Move Cities and Towns is launched
Let's Move Cities and Towns emphasizes the unique ability of communities to address the problem of childhood obesity locally. Mayors and elected officials can provide critical leadership to bring communities together and spur action
President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
Council members advise the President, through the Secretary of Health and Human Services, about opportunities to develop accessible, affordable and sustainable physical activity, fitness, sports and nutrition programs for all Americans regardless of age, background, or ability.
Redesigned website launched
New Let's Move! website is launched complete with a section on how to cook healthy meals
Participants will form teams, develop, document, and prepare at least one healthy recipe in one of three categories (Whole Grains, Dark Green and Orange vegetables, or Dry Beans and Peas). Their creations will be served in the school's cafeteria, and rated by students. Fifteen semi-finalist teams will have their recipe evaluated by our judging panel during events held at their school, and the top three teams will compete in a cook-off at the 2011 America
Let't Move and Play60
First Lady Michelle Obama and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today that the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Campaign and NFL PLAY 60 are teaming to fight childhood obesity. The announcement brings together two leading youth health and wellness initiatives.
Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools
launched at an event in Miami, FL. The National Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, the Food, Family, Farming Foundation, and the United Fresh Produce Association will give new salad bars to 6,000 schools.
Let's Move Faith and Communities
The Let’s Move Faith and Communities toolkit and fact sheet (in English and Spanish) are designed to help faith-based and neighborhood organizations engage their communities and promote healthy choices and access to nutritious food.
President Obama signs the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and increases access to healthy food for low-income children. The bill that reauthorizes these programs is often referred to by shorthand as the child nutrition reauthorization bill. This particular bill reauthorizes child nutrition programs for five years and includes $4.5 billion in new funding for these programs over 10 years.
Beyonce created the video to promote First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign, which seeks to curb childhood obesity.
The Grammy award winning singer joins the ranks of other high profile celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Scarlett Johansson and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who have all volunteered their fame to promote a healthy lifestyle.
See the video here!
Let's Move! in Indian Country launched at the Menominee Reservation
White House Press ReleaseLet's Move in Indian Country launched at the Menominee Reservation
MyPlate Icon launched
The US federal government's new food icon - MyPlate - has been launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and other VIPs with the aim of helping Americans make wiser and healthier food choices. The idea is for consumers to think carefully about assembling a healthy collection of nutrients on their plates at meal times.
go to www.choosemyplate.gov for more information.
New Executive Director
Judith S. Palfrey, MD, a pediatrician and former head of the American Academy of Pediatrics, becomes the executive director of Let's Move.
Michelle Obama's first book is scheduled to be published
It's called American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools and Communities. It will include a history of the White House garden, tips for community and school gardeners, and recipes featuring fresh fruit and vegetables.