Michelle Obama

Real ‘White House’ Wives: First Ladies Put Planet First

While the “Real Housewives of DC” occupy their days with dry cleaning, diamonds, and drinking, our nation’s First Ladies have more significant items on their daily to-do lists. On the …

We Can’t Run Away From Shocking Obesity Statistics, but Getting Outside is a Step in the Right Direction

While 90 degree temperatures were the deciding factor in leaving my bike locked up, walking sneakers in the closet, and metro card in hand this morning, I could not help …

Outdoor Fun Under the Sun at the White House

I just got back from an amazing event on the South Lawn of the White House.  It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon and 50 youth from the Thurgood Marshall Academy Public …

Secretary Vilsack Announces $1,000,000 for Children’s Forests, Getting More Kids in the Woods

As today’s technologically advanced and media driven society reaches all ages, more and more children are opting to jump behind a computer screen or television rather than jumping on a …

Healthy Parks, Healthy People!

  Today I’m attending the Healthy Parks, Healthy People conference at the Institute for the Golden Gate outside of San Francisco.  It is a gathering of a surprisingly diverse mix …

An Afternoon at the White House: Junior Ranger Rick Reporter…

As we reported last week, 6th-grader junior Ranger Rick reporter Daniel Symons got the AMAZING opportunity to chat with Michelle Obama at the White House on Wednesday about the Let’s …

Michelle Obama in the White House Garden

Junior Ranger Rick Reporter to Interview First Lady

On March 16, 11-year-old Daniel Symons will chat with First Lady Michelle Obama about her garden and the Let’s Move! campaign — at the White House!

Even President Obama Has Trouble Getting His Kids Outside

If you don’t think you have anything in common with the President of the United States, think again.  Wednesday night, on February 16, 2011, President Barack Obama, had this to …

“Let’s Move Outside!” Picking Up Steam at White House

I attended the White House physical activity briefing and was joined by about 100 others who support this key pillar of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

Let’s Move Outside!, Outdoors Alliance for Kids Launched

NWF and a broad community representing businesses and non-profits announced a new national coalition, called the Outdoors Alliance for Kids (OAK), aimed to address the growing divide between children and families and the natural world.

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