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Full Year 2013 - Childhood Obesity


Moving Fast with a Healthy Breakfast

Childhood Obesity, Nutrition, Youth | September, 26 2013

By: Allyson Felix, PCFSN Council member and Olympic Track and Field Sprinter

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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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Celebrating Physical Fitness for All

Childhood Obesity, Fitness, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month | May, 30 2013

By: J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health

Fitness is a word that means something different to everyone. For some, it’s a necessity. A prerequisite for health and wellbeing. For others, it’s a journey. A work in progress. An aspiration. An opportunity.

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Miami-Dade County Public Schools Supports Let's Move! Active Schools

Childhood Obesity, Physical Education, Youth | March, 26 2013

By: PCFSN Staff

When First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! Active Schools program in late February, she challenged all teachers, parents and school administrators to help bring physical activity back into our children’s schools. This call was not lost on Dr. Jayne Greenberg, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

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