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 first study to show that the adverse effects of fried foods may vary depending on the genetic makeup of the individual was released today. People with a genetic predisposition to obesity are at a higher risk of obesity and related chronic diseases from eating fried foods than those with a lower genetic risk, according to the study by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Brigham and Women’s Hos
Lowering sodium intake could slow cellular aging and prevent heart disease Salt can increase the rate of aging and the risk of heart disease in overweight teenagers, according to a study presented this week at an American Heart Association conference in San Francisco. Overweight teenagers who reported higher sodium intakes had telomeres—protective ends of chromosomes that shorten with age—that were significantly shor
"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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