USA Track & Field and Let’s Move!

Active Schools have teamed up to make RunJumpThrow accessible to millions of kids across the country. Beginning August 2015, USA Track & Field will award a $1,000 scholarship/equipment grant to one school every week for one year leading into the 2016 Olympic Games, to be used for purchase of a RunJumpThrow equipment kit.

RunJumpThrow scholarships are exclusively for schools enrolled Let’s Move! Active Sc…
News  Events for Let's Move Cities, Towns and Counties

16 July    Webinar: How to Achieve the LMCTC Goals in Mid-Sized Cities

21 Aug    Webinar: How to Achieve the LMCTC Goals in Large Cities

1-3 Oct    2013 National Walking Summit in Washington, D.C.

12-14 Nov    National Summit on Your City's Families in Seattle, WA

13-16 Nov    Congress of Cities and Exposition in Seattle, WA
Let's Move in School (LMIS), a national initiative to increase physical activity before, during, and after school, was introduced by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and its National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) on February 1, 2011.

Take a look at the LMIS Promotional Video!

In support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign, the initiative helps yo…
The Let's Move Initiative should consider the power of playgrounds for combating the childhood obesity crisis.

A nearly free resource in the obesity crisis is the local school or park playground according to a study released by the Rand Research Corporation.

Girls who do not live within a half-mile radius of a school playground that is accessible when school is not in session have a 3-percent higher body mass index than girls who do have playg…
As you know, this week marks the first anniversary of the launch of the First Lady's Initiative called, Let's Move! An important part of this week is the unveiling of multiple resources that are designed to let you work within your community on solving the problem of childhood obesity

Watch the video.

Check out the Let's Move in School Resources here.

Peaceful Playgrounds is pleased to be an organizational supporter of Let's Move i…
Contributed by Andrea Bossenmeyer

First Lady Michelle Obama is making more progress with the Let's Move campaign. A presentation was made at the Conference of Mayors, 470 Mayors decided to make their town or city a Let's Move City.

Want to know if your city is one of them? Let's Move Cities & Towns. I'm very pleased to see that all 3 major metropolis' that I've lived in have joined. Riverside, San Diego and Los Angel…

Date: February 1, 2011

Time: 1 - 2 pm EST

Webinar Presenter: AAHPERD/NASPE and Strategic Partners

Peaceful Playgrounds is pleased to announce our support of Let's Move in School - a new initiative hosted by the American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and its National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

We encourage…
Contributed by Andrea Bossenmeyer

Wouldn't having more money for physical education programs and bureaucratic support for getting kids fit be amazing?

Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign has another initiative she's kicking off. This initiative is called Let's Move Cities & Town's.

To become a prospective Let’s Move City or Let’s Move Town, mayors and elected officials can make an impact by:

1. Helping Parents Make …
Contributed by Andrea Bossenmeyer

The Let's Move Campaign has started a new initiative called, "Chefs move to Schools" Initiative. There was a groundbreaking introductory event at the White House where hundreds of chefs from 37 States attended. The initiative is intended to help students learn where food comes from, and develop healthy habits. Ms. Obama said to the chefs, "You’ll be elevating the role of food in our schools, an…
Click here or go to the Lets' Move website for the full report.

Information from White

On May 11 the Childhood Obesity Task Force released their plan for reducing childhood obesity in a generation.

The following are a summary of some 70 recommendations that can be found here.

* Getting children a healthy start on life, with good prenatal care for their parents; support for breastfeeding; adherence to limits on “screen time”; and qu…
The Obama administration will begin a drive this week to expel Pepsi, French fries and Snickers bars from the nation’s schools in hopes of reducing the number of children who add pounds during their school years, according to the New York Times.

In legislation, soon to be introduced, candy and sugary beverages would be banned and many schools would be required to offer more nutritious fare. The announcement is expected to come today, President&#…