LET’S MOVE! is celebrating it’s Second Anniversary !
On February 9, 2012, First Lady Michelle Obama will kick off a three day, nation-wide tour celebrating the second anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. Since launching Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010, significant progress has been made to solve the problem of childhood obesity. Parents, businesses, educators, elected officials, members of the military, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders and kids themselves have made substantial commitments to improve the health of our nation’s children.
Through working together with Let’s Move!, these groups have provided children with healthier food and greater opportunities for physical activity in schools and communities, helped get families the information they need to make healthier decisions, supported a healthy start in early childhood, and have worked to ensure more people have access to healthy, affordable food. The Let’s Move! tour will highlight examples of people making changes across the country, from a single family to an entire state.
A fact sheet on a few of the many accomplishments of Let’s Move! is attached and can be found HERE.
The First Lady’s Let’s Move! tour schedule is below:
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
Des Moines, Iowa 11:00 AM CT/ 12:00 PM ET
Let’s Move! Day in Iowa
Little Rock, Arkansas 2:15 PM CT / 3:15 PM ET
Military Improving Nutrition for Servicemembers
Fort Worth, Texas 5:30 PM CT / 6:30 PM ET
Parents and Businesses Making a Difference
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
Dallas, Texas 9:00 AM CT / 10:00 AM ET
Schools and Chefs Working Together
Homestead, Florida 3:30 PM ET
WebMD Town Hall: Simple Tips For Healthy Families
Orlando, Florida 7:00 PM ET
Change Begins at Home
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012
Longwood, Florida 10:00 AM ET
Faith and Community Groups Leading the Way
Orlando, Florida Afternoon Getting Active Is Fun!