Friday, October 23, 2009

First Lady Promotes Healthier School Challenge


Image from Washington Post Oct. 21, 2009


The White House rolled out "The Healthy Kids Fair" this week in Washingtion DC with First Lady Michelle Obama jump roping her way to good health.

The First Lady has lead the way in promoting healthy eating and exercise for children. Remember the White House Garden? The event this week is part of a new initiative called, "The Healthier U.S. School Challenge".

And the goal of this challenge is to "find schools who are going to commit to making fresh healthy food available -- we want them to pledge that, that's part of the challenge -- but in addition to making healthy foods available, getting rid of the junk food in the school, making that pledge, get rid of it, but also to be sure that they're setting aside time for physical activity during the day in the curriculum and teaching kids about healthy food choices during the day".

If your school is not part of the Healthier U.S. School Challenge sign up today at :
http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/healthierus/index.html