“Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.
Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children (letsmove.org).”
Thursday February 9, 2012–
First Lady Michelle Obama will be coming to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the “Let’s Move” initiative. I along with thousands of people will be attending this event to not only promote health and wellness but to support the initiative.
Other supporters included in tomorrow’s event are: Olympic Figure Skating medalist Michelle Kwan, Olympic Gymnastics Gold medalist Shawn Johnson, 2011-WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings, Health and Fitness Expert Bob Harper from the Biggest Loser, NASCAR racing champion Carl Edwards, Katelyn Epperly and Casey Blake.
What an exciting event to be a part of, in some small way it is an opportunity for myself and those around me to take a stance against childhood obesity and take the pledge to make a difference.
“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.”
– First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch on February 9, 2010