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Full Year 2013


PCFSN Partners with Nickelodeon on 10th Annual Worldwide Day of Play

Fitness, Worldwide Day of Play, Youth | September, 19 2013

By: PCFSN Communications

This Saturday, September 21, Nickelodeon will host its 10th annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDoP) kickoff event at Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.  Over the past decade, Nickelodeon has been a leader in developing and delivering positive messages and initiatives to encourage youth and families worldwide to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Nickelodeon's well-known talent and characters like Big Time Rush, SpongeBob Squarepants, and Dora the Explorer are visible ambassadors for their pro-social initiatives and will greet young fans and their families at the Prospect Park celebration.

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An Active Return to School in Arizona

Let's Move!, School, Youth | September, 19 2013

By: Riley Heflin, Student at Marana High School

Acting Assistant Secretary of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services for the United States Department of Education Michael Yudin joined a crowd of more than 1,000 students, teachers, and parents in Marana, Ariz., on September 11, in an effort to bring healthy habits back to America’s schools through the First Lady’s Let’s Move! Active Schools (LMAS) initiative.

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Fueling Our Families with a Healthy Breakfast

Childhood Obesity, Let's Move!, Nutrition, School | September, 12 2013

By: Dr. Ian Smith, PCFSN Council member, Bestselling Author, and National Healthy Living Expert

As a physician and sports enthusiast it’s important to make sure I’m fueling my body with healthy, nutritious foods to stay fit and focused. It’s not only critical for me personally, but also as a dad. I want to make sure my kids grow up and develop their own healthy eating habits so they can lead long, active and productive lives. This all starts with breakfast. Each morning, my wife and I make sure to provide our kids with a healthy and tasty meal to start their day and give them the boost they need for an active day.

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First Lady Michelle Obama, Shaquille O’Neal, Allyson Felix and Dominique Dawes Kick Off the School Year with Big Commitments from DC Public Schools at Yesterday's Let’s Move! Active Schools Event

Childhood Obesity, Let's Move!, School | September, 7 2013

By: Elyse Cohen, Deputy Director, Let’s Move!

School is back in session and what better way to celebrate than by breaking a sweat? Yesterday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama joined students from Orr Elementary in Washington D.C. along with some stellar athletes for the Let’s Move! Active Schools Back to School event. The First Lady spoke to educators and administrators about the important role that schools and their teachers have in fostering a healthier environment for this generation of kids.

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