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Commemorating the First Anniversary of Let’s Move

by ODPHP February 9, 2011

Slade Sawyer

As we celebrate the first anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, we want to convey to you how thrilled we are that Let’s Move is relying on the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.  We are especially pleased that the guidelines are incorporated as the Get Active pillar of Let’s Move.  During its first year, this initiative to end childhood obesity within a generation, has built tremendous momentum and has come alive in hundreds of communities across the nation. 

Everyone can get involved in Let’s Move.  Parents, community leaders, chefs or kids, all have a role in fighting childhood obesity. Get involved: http://www.letsmove.gov/action.php  #letsmove”

The President’s Council of Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition is setting the pace for Let’s Move with the Million PALA challenge.  All it takes to win The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award or PALA is 60 minutes of physical activity for kids and 30 minutes for adults, five days a week for six weeks.  We are supporters of the President’s Council in this challenge and encourage everyone to participate.  The First Lady has earned her PALA award, and if she can do it as one of the busiest ladies in our country, so can the rest of us.

Congratulations to Let’s Move!  What are you doing to get your community moving?

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