First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign is underway and she celebrated by jumping rope and eating healthy snacks with children.
“The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is here to challenge you to join the healthy living movement—through the Department of Health and Human Services, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move!, America’s Great Outdoors, or one of the many programs across the nation and in your community.”
The council picked Dominique Dawes, 3-Time Olympic Gymnast to be the Co-Chair. Dawes is dedicated to educating others about the importance of physical and emotional health.
Council members and children were at an event at a Washington DC school and led children and council members in a series of fitness and nutrition activities.
8 Tips for being healthy, fit and strong.
1. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
2. Choose to eat whole grains
3. Drink water to get the energy to get through your day
4. Choose to bike or walk instead of driving to work
5. Play with your friends at the park instead of turning on the computer after school
6. If you watch TV, do sit ups while watching
7. Plant a garden with your neighbors
8. Eat vegetables for lunch and dinner each day
“It is our goal to make healthy eating and safe play accessible, affordable and attractive for everyone regardless of age, background or ability.”
Visit www.fitness.gov to learn more about the program.
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