The First Lady Wants to See How You Move
Four years ago, the First Lady launched Let’s Move!, a nationwide initiative to create a healthier future for our kids and families. Last night, on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," she kicked off a week-long celebration to mark how far we’ve come:
"One of the things we’ve realized over four years is that there’s a new norm going on. When we took this issue over, there were a lot of people who were critical; that you couldn’t really talk about obesity, that it might not be an issue. But now, over the past four years, communities have been changing. So the day of a child’s life is different from beginning to end. Daycare centers are changing what they feed kids; they’re getting them up and moving. Schools have new lunch standards. After-school programs are getting kids engaged."
To mark the four-year anniversary, the First Lady is asking people of all ages to show her how they move through their everyday fitness routine, how they are making better food choices, or how they are helping move their community toward new standards of health for our kids. The First Lady even promised an exciting surprise: "The fun thing is, is that if we get enough of a response, we’ll have a little surprise: The President -- and maybe the Vice President -- will show us how they move."
During a skit with Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon, the First Lady also showed us how she moved and also made sure that everyone knew that both kale chips and exercise are definitely not "ew!"
Show us how you move and be sure to share it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine with the hashtag #LetsMove. From taking the stairs instead of the elevator to a plate full of veggies, we want to see how you move. Then make sure you stay tuned next week to see how President Obama and Vice President Biden get moving.