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Posts tagged Let’s Move

February 27, 2014

Sea Change? 

plate of vegetables, fruit and crackers

Obesity Rate Declining In Young Children

The obesity rate dropped 43 percent for young children over the past decade, marking the first major decline in the obesity epidemic.

September 16, 2013

Water Ways 

drinking-fountain

First Lady Encourages Americans To Drink Up For Health

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a new campaign encouraging water consumption -- but why?

June 11, 2013

Cheap And Fresh? 

variety of local vegetables

Walmart Commits to Buying Produce From Local Growers

As part of its healthy food initiative, Wal-Mart has announced it will buy 80 percent of its fresh produce directly from local growers.

February 27, 2013

FLOTUS 

First Lady Michelle Obama

‘Let’s Move!’ Initiative Celebrates Three Years

Michelle Obama hits the road this week to promote the third birthday of Let's Move!, her initiative that aims to eliminate childhood obesity.

February 6, 2013

No Whey! 

Chobani Greek Yogurt Cups

U.S. Schools May Add Greek Yogurt To Lunches

As early as April, Greek yogurt could be offered in your child's cafeteria.

December 13, 2012

Healthy Helpings 

a group of red and green apples

More Grains And Meat Allowed In School Lunches

The USDA has decided to allow more meat and grains in school lunches after outcry by school administrators.

December 12, 2012

Baby Steps 

Row of school buses

Finally, Kids Are Losing Weight

For the first time in thirty years, studies are showing declines in childhood obesity rates.

September 6, 2012

Food For Thought 

Rows of vegetable servings for school lunches, including broccoli, baby carrots, and radishes.

Awaiting The Grade On New School Lunches

The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.

July 7, 2012

Weighty Matters 

kids playing in the ocean

Healthy Eating At Home, School Can Help Reduce Obesity Rates

Researcher Terry Spradlin discusses implications of childhood obesity trends and gives suggestions to parents and educators for how to encourage healthy living.

December 20, 2011

Year In Review 

stack of newspapers

2011 In Food News

From food recalls to the great GMO debate to Michelle Obama's shifting focus, 2011 was a busy year for food news.

December 7, 2011

Couch Potatoes 

skipping rope

‘Let’s Move’ Campaign: Shifting Away From Healthy Food?

Did First Lady Michelle Obama shift her focus from healthy food to exercise in her fight against childhood obesity?

July 6, 2011

Eating In The City 

Colourful produce section of Honeybee La Colmena, a local grocer in Detroit.

Urbanites Cry Foul On USDA Definition Of Food Deserts

City dwellers are arguing that the USDA's definition of urban food deserts undervalues locally-owned corner stores as viable alternatives to supermarkets.

May 11, 2011

Food Deserts 

Food Deserts

Tracking Food Deserts: Where Do You Live?

Food deserts are areas where 20% of the population lives in poverty and 33% have difficulty accessing a grocery store.

February 15, 2011

Let's Move! 

Let's Move!

Let’s Move! Celebrates One Year, Turns To Restaurants

As Let's Move! celebrates its first year, we look at its past progress and its goals for the future.

February 1, 2011

Food Labels 

Nutrition Key

The Food Industry Jumps The FDA, Releases Its Own Nutrition Guide

The Food Industry released its own set of nutrition guidelines, but the Obama administration is not convinced.

January 29, 2011

Walmart and Healthy Food 

Walmart

Many Questions Face The New “Healthier” Walmart

Walmart announced that it will promote healthier food, and though the Let's Move! campaign supports it, critics are skeptical.

December 22, 2010

Recognizing Foodies 

chefs gathered in kitchen

New James Beard Leadership Award Announced

The James Beard Leadership Awards could potentially have some high profile nominees, from Michelle Obama to the USDA.

December 3, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

fries and macaroni and cheese being scooped onto plate

Congress Passes Child Nutrition Bill, School Lunches Get Healthier

In an effort to fight child hunger and obesity, Congress passed a bill that makes the most significant changes to school meal program in 30 years.

November 23, 2010

School Lunch 

Michelle Obama Laughs With Kids

Michelle Obama’s Salad Bar Could Eclipse Sloppy Joe In Cafeterias

Michelle Obama announced a plan to install 6,000 salad bars in elementary schools across the country. Could lawmakers soon affect wider change to school lunch?

October 15, 2010

Weekly Roundup Oct. 15, 2010 

man preparing sorghum

Weekly Roundup: Global Hunger, GM Corn And School Lunches

Learn what can curb global hunger, why economics may stop GM corn and celebrate School Lunch Week.

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