By Jueseppi B.
THE LET’S MOVE! ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IS HERE
Four years ago, First Lady Michelle Obama launched a national movement, Let’s Move!, to create a healthier future for kids and families. Four years later, Let’s Move! has moved a nation in a healthier direction, and this nation is on the move. This healthier movement is becoming the new norm, and it is happening all over the country. From child care centers through high school and after school, from sun up to sun down, the country is moving faster every day towards a healthier future.
It’s been an exciting year for Let’s Move! From launching Let’s Move!Active Schools in order to bring physical activity back to schools to making improvements in marketing healthier products to kids; we’re continuing to move this nation towards a healthier future.
Check out more Let’s Move! milestones and collaborations from the last year. And be sure to stay tuned as we celebrate the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move! throughout the next week. We encourage you to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay updated on all of our anniversary activities and to participate in some of our digital Let’s Move! anniversary celebrations.
CHECK OUT NEW FIRST LADY FAVORITE RECIPES
One year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama announced an exciting partnership between some of the top recipe creators, Pinterest, MyPlate, and the Partnership for a Healthier America to make it easier to find healthy recipes online. Together, they created a one-stop, easy-to-access tool for parents looking to make healthier choices in the kitchen for their families — a MyPlate board on Pinterest — which includes nutritious and delicious recipes that are inspired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPlate icon.
In celebration of the anniversary of this partnership and the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move!, we’re bringing you more of the First Lady’s favorite recipes! Be sure to check out the First Lady’s Favorite board to find a variety of new recipes from Spicy Chicken Burgers to Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie and more!
HEALTHY TIP OF THE WEEK
Keep fresh fruits and vegetables where kids can see and reach them so it’s easy to grab a healthy bite on the go.
Hiking, Snowshoeing, and More! Enjoy America’s Great Outdoors this Winter
In many parts of the country, a winter chill is upon us. Despite the cool temperatures, there are a multitude of activities offered throughout the National Park Service to get outside and get active! We know that regular exercise out in nature improves kids’ physical and mental health. Let’s Move! Outside was created to help kids and their families take advantage of America’s great outdoors – which abound in every city, town and community.
Beaumont, TX becomes the first Let’s Move! City, Town or County to Earn Gold Medals in Every LMCTC Goal!
The City of Beaumont, Texas recently became the first Let’s Move!city, town or county to earn gold medals in all five goals of Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). Beaumont ranks first among over 400 communities participating in LMCTC and is an example of how city government, the school district, hospitals, non-profits and the private sector can work together to help our most valuable asset – our children.
Mrs. Obama hits New York for Fallon and a high-dollar Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the home of Obama “bundler” Maneesh Goyal. The funder is billed as a roundtable with the tab ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 per person. Mrs. Obama did a California swing for the DNC last month and more DNC events are in her pipeline.
A year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon created a YouTube hit with their dance skit, “Evolution of Mom Dancing.” On Thursday, Mrs. Obama teams up again with Fallon, guesting during his inaugural week of hosting the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
First lady Michelle Obama highlights drink-more-water show in NYC
by Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is helping a New York City museum spread some advice on health: Drink up — water, that is.
The first lady and fitness advocate was at the New Museum on Thursday to view a street-art-inspired exhibit that aims to make the health-conscious message eye-catching.
She signed a massive paint-by-numbers artwork created for the show and chatted with eighth-graders who helped paint it and created a poster of their own.
She told them their involvement in the campaign would make “a huge, huge impact on the health of our nation.”
The exhibit is a collaboration with the WAT-AAH! (WAH’-tah) bottled-water brand.
Mrs. Obama is celebrating the fourth anniversary of “Let’s Move,” her anti-childhood obesity initiative.