The 2013 Kids State Dinner from the Kids' Perspective

Michelle Obama knows that the best way to get kids to eat their vegetables is to involve them in choosing what they eat. On July 9th, we were there for the 2013 Kids State Dinner. This event started last year, and it's part of the Let's Move initiative. 54 kids were chosen for the Kids State Dinner because they had very healthy recipes. They came to celebrate their work and present it to the public. ...more
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First Lady Breaks Ground on Third Season of White House Kitchen Garden

On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama will take part in the third planting of the White House Kitchen Garden. The garden has served as a touchpoint and centerpiece for Obama's campaign to reduce childhood obesity and improve eating habits for all Americans, but particularly for America's children. ...more

Kids & TV, what's appropriate? Michelle Obama & your pediatrician have some ideas

Hi everybody,  I just wrote a post about kids watching TV after I started reading Michelle Obama's 70 point guidelines for reducing childhood obesity.  She is using the American Academy of Pediatricians' Guidelines.  They have several suggestions and I have a question for all of you ...  Did you ever discuss screen time with your pediatrician?  I haven't ...  Lisa  Lisa Johnson...more

Let's Move: Michelle Obama Issues a Challenge to Reverse Childhood Obesity

For the first time in history, the United States is raising a generation of children expected to live shorter lives than their parents. More and more children are fighting diseases, like type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, that used to only show up in adults. As a country, we're spending $14 billion per year in direct costs for health care for obese children. ...more

I applaud the First Lady's initiative, but I think that without "food reform", it's not ...more