Let's Move Events
First Lady Michelle Obama Launches Communities on the Move Video Contest
LONGWOOD, Fla. Feb. 11, 2012 - Today, First Lady Michelle Obama highlighted the second anniversary of Let's Move! by announcing the Communities on the Move video challenge and inviting faith-based, community, and other non-profit organizations to create inspiring videos about their efforts to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The challenge will recognize community efforts that promote healthy lifestyles for kids by encouraging nutritious eating through USDA's MyPlate icon, increasing physical activity, and/or ensuring access to healthy, affordable foods.
"America's faith communities play a crucial role in guiding and strengthening not only our spiritual health, but our emotional and physical health as well," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "Over the past two years, I've been inspired by all of the faith leaders and congregations who have taken action to get active and eat healthier, and so we're launching our Let's Move! video contest to highlight some of the best examples. I know there's so much incredible work being done - and I can't wait to hear some of these stories first-hand at the White House."
The Communities on the Move video challenge is a part of Let's Move Faith and Communities,launched by First Lady Michelle Obama to engage faith-based and community organizations inLet's Move! to raise a healthier generation of kids. As trusted community leaders, faith and neighborhood organizations are well positioned to initiate and coordinate activities that encourage healthy living. The challenge will recognize organizations empowering families, congregations, and communities to make better choices to improve the health of our nation's children.
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Rockville Participants Dinner Meeting 11/29/11
Let's Move Greenbelt: Vegetable School Garden
Dr. Meena Somanchi, the nutrition volunteer for the Let’s Move cities and towns organized a meeting to start a vegetable garden in the Spring Hill Lake elementary school, Greenbelt, MD. Ms. Esther Mitchell gave a power point presentation on starting a vegetable school garden. Ms. Mitchell is Master Gardener Coordinator,
University of Maryland Extension, Prince George's County Master Gardener Program. Some of the school teachers and some volunteers for the Let’s Move Program attended the meeting. Ms. Ester talked about different aspects of starting a school garden such as soil conditions, what vegetable seeds to sow at different seasons of the year, where to get funding to start a vegetable garden and other resources. The meeting was very useful and well appreciated by all who attended.
Let's Move Campaign in the News
MDA Member and Let's Move Committee Volunteer, Elaine Trujillo, was seen in this FOX News spot a bout a Let's Move event in Rockville:
Here is a look at Rockville's Let's Move event, held July 28, 2011 at Civic Park:
Rockville Let's Move volunteers meeting over dinner 07.12.11