By Taylor LaTray Posted February 20, 2013
A statement released from the White House recently announced that first lady Michelle Obama will begin a two-day nationwide tour celebrating the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. The tour will showcase progress and announce new ways the country is coming together around the health of our children. Mrs. Obama will also travel to New York City this week to talk about the third anniversary of Let’s Move! on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show.
According to the release, Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010, to unite the country around our kids’ health and create real support for families to live healthier lives. Since then parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves have stepped up to improve the health of our nation’s children.
Thanks to these efforts, families now have access to more information to make healthier decisions for their children. Young people now have more opportunities for physical activity in their communities. Food in schools has been dramatically improved. More Americans now have access to healthy, affordable food closer to home. And the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off and even declined in some cities and states.
You can follow this tour on Twitter, @FLOTUS, for live updates or using the hashtag #LetsMoveTour.