The First Lady’s “Let’s Move” Nutrition and Physical Activity Toolkit for Parents

I am so excited and proud to direct you to the First Lady’s Let’s Move website www.LetsMove.gov where you can benefit from all the great tools just released for parents.  You might recall that last March I was honored to be one of 10 people invited to Washington D.C. to provide input in developing tools for parents for the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative to end childhood obesity in a generation.  I am so proud to say these great tools are a reflection of what the First Lady’s staff heard from those of us at the table who work with parents and families.

The links for parents on Let’s Move recognize that parents are busy and benefit most from simple steps that include specific examples of what parents can do to help their families eat healthy and move more.  Whats more, the parent links give you direct, on the spot assistance.  If you are looking for a local playground, just type in your address and you will see a map of your community with all the local playgrounds; the same for nature, outdoor events, forests and parks.  Do you wonder how many fruits and veggies your child needs?  There is a place to type in their age, gender and amount of physical activity and it will give you the exact amount.  These are just a few examples of the support Let’s Move provides to parents. If you are determined or even just a little curious about whether you can help your family eat healthier and move more, then the Let’s Move website is definitely worth exploring.

I would like to hear how the Let’s Move web site helped you!  Please email me at barb@parentactionforhealthykids.org or send me a message on Facebook.  Include a picture if you like.  I’ll blog about you on my website so that your stories can be shared with others.

Thanks Mrs. Obama for acknowledging the powerful role of parents.

If you haven’t already, join my Call to Action to raise healthier kids!

Barb Flis, creator of Parent Action for Healthy Kids

** This information has been shared with you by Barb Flis, mother of two and creator of Parent Action for Healthy Kids.