By: Dominique Dawes, Co-chair, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
On February 28, 2013, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! Active Schools, a solution to ensure that 60 minutes of physical activity is the norm in schools across America. As co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, I am excited to share that just one school year later, Let’s Move! Active Schools is celebrating the milestone of reaching over 10,000 schools across 50 states and impacting more than 5 million students.
By: Caitlin Cahow, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition member and Two-time Olympian, U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey
According to the latest research, healthy students are better learners. Across America, schools play an important role in shaping students’ attitudes about healthy eating and physical activity.
By: Shellie Y. Pfohl, Executive Director
As the buzzer sounds on another sizzling summer, kids across America are getting back in the game and gearing up for another school year. Now, instead of days filled with swimming, biking, climbing trees and playing, most kids will spend six to seven hours each day within school walls.
By: Shellie Y. Pfohl, Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Four years after First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move!, an initiative dedicated to ending the childhood obesity epidemic in America within a generation, we celebrate the tremendous progress that has been made to ensure that children grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.