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You’ve united your voices on behalf of healthier kids!

Posted June 17th, 2010

Dear Parents,

Thank you for signing on to my Call to Action for parents in support raising healthy, physically active children! As you know, I was honored to be invited to Washington D.C. to provide expertise to the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative. However, when I returned I realized that actually affecting change would require a grass roots effort on the part of the community’s most influential people – the parents.

By joining my Call to Action, you have taken the first step in becoming an advocate for healthy eating and physical activity and I am honored to serve you by facilitating this unified effort. Now we need to support each other by sharing stories of what we are doing in our homes, schools and communities. We also need to hear what is not working in order to address the barriers to change head on. Please email me stories of your successes and challenges so that we can all begin to benefit from each other’s experiences in working to raise a healthier generation.

I want to be a resource for you, answer questions, get needed information, blog your stories and bring our voices together to make changes at the state and federal level. To that end, I will be emailing you updates, blogs of what you and your peers are doing, and requests to take action on important issues.

Barb Flis
Founder of Parent Action For Healthy Kids