In a nation where one in three children is overweight or obese, the physical, emotional, and economic well-being of the population is increasingly at stake. Two years ago, the cost for diabetes alone stood at $245 million. While numerous organizations and government agencies work towards solutions to this problem, it is our responsibility to create healthy environments for our families. Let’s Move Nation works with p
With a preventable disease such as diabetes costing the United States $245 billion in 2012, prevention efforts are crucial for the physical, mental, and economic well-being of the population. Seeing the need for change, Let’s Move! Nation has been working with church communities in developing healthier lifestyles and environments for their church’s congregants. As this approach shows to be effective, Let’s Move! Nati
One would typically expect high school students to be laboring over math equations or Shakespeare, but last Thursday students at Robert F. Kennedy High School had a different experience. After a three-class sequence on nutrition fundamentals taught by Let’s Move Nation!, students spent their class period quickly trying to determine how to assemble a healthy snack or meal as part of an in-class competition. The short
You know an unhealthy diet can make you fat, but new research suggests it can sap your motivation too. In a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, researchers at UCLA found that rats fed a diet low in fat but high in simple sugars and refined flour were not only more obese than rats that had a better diet, but also less willing to work for a reward. “The obese rats really showed impaired moti
"The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake."First Lady Michelle Obama
"I’m personally so proud to see the students, parents, teachers, community leaders and private and public organizations involved in Let’s Move! come together with FAME to improve the health of our communities."Senator Dianne Fienstein
"This is what we dreamed of when the First Lady launched Let’s Move."Sam Kass
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