Sept. 12, 2013,
By Amanda L. Chan
The first lady wants you to drink more water.
On a call announcing Michelle Obama’s newest healthy living initiative Sept. 11, Let’s Move! Executive Director Sam Kass explained that the White House is working with cities, private companies, and public taps to promote the message to “drink up.”
Participating companies include Brita, Poland Spring, Evian, Dasani, Voss and others, which will carry a “Drink Up” logo on their bottles, and participating cities include Chicago, Los Angeles County, Houston and, appropriately, Watertown, Wis., where the first lady is visiting Sept. 12 to kick off the initiative. Continue reading
Sept. 6, 2013,
The Washington Post
Michelle Obama said Friday that her anti-childhood obesity campaign is creating a “cultural shift” in how Americans live and eat, and is beginning to have a positive influence on children’s health.
As an example, she cited something she said she couldn’t imagine when the Let’s Move! program was launched nearly four years ago: television commercials pitching fast-food breakfast sandwiches made with healthier egg whites instead of whole eggs.
But the first lady said more work is needed to solve the childhood obesity problem.
“Make no mistake about it, we are changing the conversation in this country,” Mrs. Obama said at a back-to-school event at a District of Columbia elementary school. “We are creating a cultural shift in how we live and eat and our efforts are beginning to have a real impact on our children’s lives.” Continue reading
Feb. 28, 2013, Newser
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks?
Some schools are using both methods of instruction and Michelle Obama would like to see more of them use other creative ways to help students get the recommended hour of daily exercise.
In Chicago yesterday [Feb. 28], the first lady announced a new partnership to help schools do just that. It starts with a website, www.letsmoveschools.org, where school officials and others can sign up to get started. Continue reading
Yesterday, Feb. 27, first lady Michelle Obama kicked off a two-day nation-wide tour celebrating the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. The tour will showcase progress and announce new ways the country is coming together around the health of our children. Mrs. Obama also traveled to New York City this week to talk about the third anniversary of Let’s Move! on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show. Continue reading