Let’s Move

I’m all about great programs, initiatives, charity and non-profits that help families and children. And I love sharing them with you because I think the more we become aware of problems then we can work together to solve them to make a brighter future for our children. I am a believer of making a difference in our families to make a difference in the world. It all begins inside the walls of our homes. So when I learned about Let’s Move, I knew immediately that it was something I wanted to share with you.

Let’s Move is Michelle Obama’s initiative at the White House in making our families healthier. Her five focuses are…

  1. Creating a healthy start for children.
  2. Empowering parents and caregivers.
  3. Providing healthy food in schools.
  4. Improving access to healthy, affordable foods.
  5. Increasing physical activity.

Amazing, right? I am extremely concerned about educating families on eating healthy, teaching our children about it and the affordability of healthy foods. It is more expensive to eat healthy. And not only do we need to eat healthy, but we need to get ourselves and our children to be more physically active. Our children learn by the examples we set for them. If they see us watching TV, working on the computer, doing stuff around the house then that’s what they will learn to do. We have to eat and do what we want our children to eat and do.

The talented singer, Beyoncé, has also joined forces with Let’s Move and came up with this dance and song. “Move Your Body” is a song that is to get your children dancing. Not to say you can’t move along to it too. My girls love the song and dance and we have all be dancing along with Beyoncé. Yes, even my 6-month pregnant self. You can find instructional videos and download the song here.

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» Tell me… How do you think we can do better as families in getting ourselves and our children healthy and fit for the future?

3 Responses to “Let’s Move”

  • Karen

    Be a good example for your children…it really is a matter of life and death. Yes, healthy food is more expensive, but if you don’t buy the chips, soda, and ice cream, you’ll have plenty of money left over for fresh fruits and veggies. Not to mention the money you’ll save by not missing work due to illness, fewer doctor’s office co-pays…I could go on and on.

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