Let's Move Logo
Let' Move Blog

Let's Move Blog

Posted by Ali Kelley on October 5, 2012
Tomorrow, October 6th is Nickelodeon’s 9th annual Worldwide Day of Play! From 12pm to 3pm ET, the Nickelodeon Network will go dark (i.e., stop all programming) to encourage kids and families to get outside and PLAY!
Posted by Ali Kelley on October 4, 2012
Editor's note: USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for men’s and women’s basketball in the United States. With 27 million participants, basketball is the number one team sport in the country!  No matter where you live, chances are, you can find a hoop – and other players– in your neighborhood. 
Posted by Deputy Secretary John Porcari on October 3, 2012
Ed note: This post was originally published on Fastlane, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Transportation.  As a father, grandfather, and former schoolteacher, I know how important it is to ensure that students arrive to school safely every day.
Posted by Summer Sanders, Olympic Gold Medalist on October 1, 2012
Recently, the 2012 U.S.. Olympic Team visited the White House. While I wasn’t able to attend the reunion, the event reminded me of just how special Olympic moments are. I remember my own experience as a visiting athlete to the White House in 1992.
Posted by Ali Kelley on September 28, 2012
Tomorrow, more than 170,000 people across the country are expected to celebrate National Public Lands Day – America’s largest, single-day, outdoor volunteer effort. More than 2,000 public land and water sites across the country will offer FREE admission to volunteers who give a few hours of their time to help improve and restore outdoor spaces.  
Posted by Ali Kelley on September 26, 2012
With the hottest months now behind us, fall is a perfect time to take advantage of sunshine, cooler temperatures, and stunning scenery.  This Saturday, September 29, you can show your appreciation for the great outdoors by taking part in National Public Lands Day. There are a couple of ways you can get involved:
Posted by Ali Kelley on September 26, 2012
“I love running because I feel blessed with an amazing gift that I try to use to the best of my ability.  It allows me to grow and see improvement, it lets my competitive nature run wild and it brings me peace and joy.” – Allyson Felix, three-time Olympic gold medalist.
Posted by Sally Jacober-Brown, Public Affairs Specialist Mid-Atlantic Region, on September 20, 2012 at 1:58 PM on September 25, 2012
Ed. Note: This blog was cross-posted from the US Department of Agriculture blog Matoaka Elementary School isn’t the biggest school, or the oldest. But it does have a Parent Teacher Association that takes student health very seriously.  So seriously, in fact, that one committee is completely devoted to helping kids and families develop Healthy Lifestyles!
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on September 25, 2012
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program is a voluntary program that empowers students to adopt and maintain an active lifestyle. To learn more about this new national program, join us today for a webinar: 
Posted by Matt Compton on September 21, 2012
Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the White House blog. Last week, more than 400 Olympians and Paralympians were on hand at the White House for an event to celebrate their success in this year's London Games.
Posted by Deidra L. McGee, Office of Communication, U.S. Forest Service on September 21, 2012
Ed. note: This is cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Posted by Drew Brees, NFL Quarterback and Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition on September 20, 2012
Editor's Note: This blog was cross-posted from the President's Council for Fitness, Sports and Nutrition September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and it also marks the start of the new school year for kids across America.  The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is ramping up its efforts to raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition, and they're challenging each of us to help America’s youth lead a healthier lifestyle. 
Posted by Kasie Coccaro on September 19, 2012
This fall, the White House will once again open its gardens and grounds to visitors from across the country continuing First Lady Michelle Obama's commitment to opening up the White House. As Mrs. Obama has said: "This is really what the White House is all about. It’s the “People’s House.” It’s a place that is steeped in history, but it’s also a place where everyone should feel welcome. And that's why my husband and I have made it our mission to open up the house to as many people as we can."
Posted by Lea Prohov on September 18, 2012
Ed. note: The physical activity facts for adolescent and school health were originally published on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Physical activity is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and it can be especially important in helping kids do better in school. U.S. Health and Human Services studies show that regular physical activity for kids and teens improves strength and endurance, helps build healthy bones and muscles, and increases self-esteem. Parents, teachers and community leaders can all play a supportive role, and help encourage a healthy lifestyle by promoting physical activity into everyday routines.
Posted by Marissa Duswalt on September 13, 2012
Starting today, iVillage is teaming up with the President’s Challenge Program to help American families improve their fitness and nutrition habits for a healthier lifestyle. Join the free six-week program and starting September 17, you'll receive daily emails with tips and activities to help you stay fit, eat right and earn a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+).