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2014-03-14 12:25:05

Physical Activity Program Joins Dialogue in Helping Fight America's Childhood Obesity Crisis CANTON, Mass., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), a free before-school physical activity program, joins Partnership for a Healthier America's (PHA) "Building a Healthier Future Summit" from March 12-14, 2014 in Washington, D.C. An initiative of Reebok and the Reebok Foundation, BOKS joins other top companies and powerful leaders in an effort to create a healthier...

2014-03-14 08:26:36

On Day Two of PHA's annual Summit, three groups announce new commitments aimed at ending the childhood obesity epidemic WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, during the second day of the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA)'s Building a Healthier Future Summit, Dannon, Del Monte and Kwik Trip announced new commitments to make healthier choices more accessible and affordable for busy parents and families. PHA, which is hosting the summit, works with the private sector...

2014-03-12 16:25:46

PHA's more than 60 private sector partners are making healthy choices available to millions of busy parents and families WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to garner meaningful commitments to help end childhood obesity in a generation, today released its second annual report on the progress of private sector commitments to address the crisis....

2014-02-27 16:27:32

Leading childcare provider commits to implement nutrition and physical activity standards that align with Let's Move! Child Care goals WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learning Care Group today joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to end the childhood obesity epidemic, to announce healthier choices at 900 schools across the country. As part of its commitment,...

2014-02-27 16:27:20

Congratulates the First Lady for Four Years of Let's Move SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a celebratory event at the White House today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to announce the first update to food nutrition labels in more than two decades. The announcement came on the fourth anniversary of Let's Move, an...

2014-02-25 16:30:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Jeffrey Levi, PhD, executive director of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) on First Lady Michelle Obama's proposal to ban the marketing of junk food and sodas in schools. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) "Since First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move! in February 2010, the nation has begun to see tangible gains in the fight against childhood obesity. Today's...

2014-02-25 16:26:12

Though overall obesity rates remain unchanged, rates in young children improve ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. Obesity prevalence for this age group went from nearly 14 percent in 2003-2004 to just over 8 percent in 2011-2012 - a decline of 43 percent - based on CDC's National...

2014-01-23 12:29:51

The chain commits to its largest marketing effort to date to get kids to pile on the veggies; announces the standards it commits to meet in all marketing to kids and in children's meals WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama today announced that SUBWAY(®) restaurants joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) in a three-year commitment to promote healthier choices to kids, including launching its largest kid-targeted marketing effort...

2013-11-18 12:29:31

Executive Director of First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign Visits L.A. for Announcement LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Unified School District announced its support for Let's Move! Active Schools (LMAS) at its first annual 5k 'Move It!' Challenge and Health Fair at Dodger Stadium. Let's Move! Active Schools is a comprehensive program that empowers school champions - physical education teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators and parents - to...

2013-11-14 16:27:37

SEATTLE, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) recognized nearly 400 mayors, city councilmembers, county commissioners, and other local elected officials representing communities from across the country for their commitment and efforts to complete health and wellness goals for Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC). More than 60 million Americans are now living in LMCTC communities that have joined this movement and are dedicated to...