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Let’s Move! Active Schools Is Making Strides Nationwide

Let's Move!, Physical Activity, School | October, 24 2013

By: AJ Pearlman, Associate Director for Policy, Let’s Move!

We know that active kids do better – in school and in life.  Children across the nation are getting active at school thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative. Since its launch in February, more than 5,000 schools have joined Let’s Move! Active Schools, and the effort continues to expand.

Check out a video of Mrs. Obama, Shaquille O’Neal, Allyson Felix, and Dominique Dawes getting active with kids from Orr Elementary in Washington, DC!

The First Lady, Shaq, Allyson, and Dominique visited Orr Elementary in Washington, DC last month to commend DC Public Schools for becoming the first district in the nation to sign all of its schools up for Let’s Move! Active Schools! The First Lady joined the former NBA basketball player, U.S. track and field Olympian, and U.S. Olympic gymnast for fun physical activity with Orr elementary students.

As part of the First Lady’s mission to eliminate obesity within a generation, Let’s Move! Active Schools encourages students to participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Children that stay active perform better academically and have better attendance than those who don’t.

Sign your school up for Let’s Move! Active Schools! Go to www.letsmoveschools.org today to learn more and sign up.   

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