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Lets Move!

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Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.
 
Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping children become more physically active.
 
At the launch of the initiative, President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum creating the first-ever Task Force on Childhood Obesity to conduct a review of every single programs and policies relating to child nutrition and physical activity and develop a national action plan to maximize federal resources and set concrete benchmarks toward the First Lady’s national goal. The Task Force recommendations focus on the five pillars of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative:
 
  1. Creating a healthy start for children
  2. Empowering parents and caregivers
  3. Providing healthy food in schools
  4. Improving access to healthy, affordable foods
  5. Increasing physical activity
Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents and caregivers, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children.
Articles by Lets Move!
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SUMMERTIME SCENES

Let’s Move! This Summer

July 07, 2014, 12:00 PM
FAMILY FOOD

Resources to Keep the Whole Family Eating Healthy

May 19, 2014, 12:00 PM
FAMILY THAT SWEATS TOGETHER

Tips To Keep a Family Active

November 11, 2013, 09:00 AM
KEEP KIDS ACTIVE

Getting Schools To Get Active

September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM
IT TAKES ALL OF US

Active Communities Across America

July 22, 2013, 10:00 AM
SIMPLE PLEASURES

Cook More Often at Home

July 15, 2013, 10:00 AM
CAREGIVERS

First Lady Michelle Obama on the Health of Women and their Families

May 20, 2013, 09:00 AM
NEVER STOP

Ready, Set, Play...May 18 is National Kids to Parks Day!

May 17, 2013, 08:00 AM
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Make an effort to boost your activity this week. Make moderate increases in the time, intensity, or number of your current workouts. Building on your usual exercise routine will result in more activity over time.

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