By: Deb Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisory
Last week, as part of Let’s Move!, the First Lady led the Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015. With the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” the Expo is promoting a global dialogue about the future of our food system. The First Lady and the Presidential Delegation were proud to share the successes of Let’s Move! and the efforts happening in the United States to support healthier lifestyles while eagerly learning from other countries’ leaders about how they are addressing the issue of childhood obesity and raising healthier families.
By: Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and Alonzo Mourning, PCFSN Council Members
We are incredibly proud to have joined the First Lady’s Presidential Delegation to the Milan Expo 2015, representing our steadfast commitment to a healthier nation at the World's Fair. As members of the Presidential Council for Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, we are especially thrilled by the USA Pavilion, “American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet,” showcasing American leadership on global food and development issues, science and technology, climate change, nutrition, and health.
By: Allison Hoit, Senior Information Specialist & Coordinator, Inclusive Fitness Coalition, National Center on Health, Physical Activity & Disability and The Horne Family/The Pittman Family
Last Monday, April 6th, 2015, the First Family hosted the 137th annual White House Easter Egg Roll. More than 35,000 people gathered on the South Lawn to join in the largest annual public event held at the White House. Keeping with tradition, the event featured sports and fitness zones, cooking demonstrations and Easter classics such as the egg roll and egg hunt. In celebration of the fifth year anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, this year’s Egg Roll theme was “#GimmeFive”, challenging Americans across the country to #GimmeFive things they are doing to eat better, be more active, and lead a healthier life.
By: Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Quarterback and Co-Chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
February is always a time for celebration in New Orleans. Typically Mardi Gras is in full force, or we may be fortunate enough to celebrate a Saints Super Bowl win. But, this February also marks a more substantial and impactful national celebration – the five-year anniversary of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative.