happy birthday, let’s move!

USA Today: First lady Michelle Obama today marks the first anniversary of her Let’s Move! campaign aimed at ending obesity within a generation. Today, she’ll meet with reporters at the White House who have covered the effort; tomorrow morning, look for her on NBC’s Today show and on ABC’s Live with Regis &  Kelly.

The White House is heralding a host of accomplishments over the past year, since the first lady launched the national campaign…

* Passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a groundbreaking piece of legislation, was signed into law so all kids have healthier food in school …

* Three of the largest food service providers have committed to improving the food they provide to schools to meet recommended levels of fat, sugar and whole grains over the next five years, and to double the fruits and vegetables they serve over the next 10 years.

* More and more families are seeing food and beverage packages with clear calorie information on grocery store shelves through a commitment from the American Beverage Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute to place clear calorie information on beverage and food packaging.

* A coalition of the Fruit and Vegetable Alliance, the Food, Family and Farming Foundation and the United Fresh Produce Association has committed over the next three years to put 6,000 salad bars in schools across the country, making fresh vegetables a more accessible choice for children.

* Let’s Move! is working towards the goal of 1 million Americans earning the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) by September 2011. Organizations across the country are helping meet the goal: the National Football League (NFL) alone is signing up 200,000 kids.

* Teaming up with Let’s Move!, Disney, the National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) are spreading the word through public service announcements (PSAs) airing nationwide, through this outreach, kids are inspired by their favorite actors and athletes to play sports and get active.

Visit the Let’s Move website here


10 Responses to “happy birthday, let’s move!”

  1. 1 Hachikō
    February 8, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I love to see our first lady move. 🙂

    Congratulations, Mrs. O. What you’ve started will continue to ripple through our society for years to come. Our kids and grandkids will thank you.

  2. 2 tally
    February 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Who is the cute cartoon man in the top photo running with her?

    • February 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

      Hiya Tally, the caption doesn’t identify him 😦

      First Lady Michelle Obama runs in a race as she promotes the “Let’s Move” program, during an event with local kids and the U.S. Soccer Foundation, at City Center in Washington, D.C., March 5, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Samantha Appleton)

  3. 8 Asher in Boston
    February 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Thank you for all you do for the betterment of our country and future generation. Go, Brave.

  4. 9 Dorothy Rissman
    February 8, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I am always amazed by Michelle’s, the Prez’s. and Malia’s long legs. Gorgeous.

  5. 10 barb
    February 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    Dorothy, isn’t that the truth? I have a 6’5″ son and my 19 yr old grandaughter wears the same length jeans he does. When she was in high school the track coach saw her one day and said “Oh my goodness, look at those legs. You’ve got to join the track team” …..and she did. When they built the new gym they wanted to post pictures of each sport and there is a 24×36 picture of her jumping the hurtles. Ok, time to quit bragging. I move those beautiful Obama legs. ichelle is a 8eauty and Malia is catching up and might even surpass her.

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