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Let’s Move! Marks First Year Anniversary

By mahir | February 9, 2011

In America right now, obesity is an epidemic, affecting young children and adults all over the country.  One year ago, First Lady Michelle Obama created an organization that spans the country and touches all sectors from schools to mayors to sports leagues and more. The Let’s Move! Campaign strives to improve children’s health and general well-being through nutrition and increased exercise and activity.  I’m inspired to see what she has done in only a year of the program.

Let’s Move! is “a nationwide movement to give our kids everything they need,” said Michelle Obama.  The campaign helps kids get “all the energy, strength and opportunities they need to fulfill every last bit of their potential and achieve every last one of their dreams.”  Focusing on nutrition and fitness, the Let’s Move! initiative has achieved incredible things in it’s first year.

One of my passions is to teach children how to cook and help everyone get proper nutrition.  As a member of the Chefs Move to Schools program I am committed to improving health and nutrition of kids around the country.  2,000 chefs have volunteered to help schools in their community become healthier through the Chefs Move to Schools Program. I believe in giving back to the community and to kids, and I’m super excited that so many other chefs are on the same page.

Let’s Move! has also committed to adding 6,000 salad bars in schools across the country, added a kitchen garden to the White House, and partnered with professional sports leagues to get kids active.

I am in awe of what the Let’s Move! campaign has already accomplished. Read more about the Let’s Move! one-year anniversary here.

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