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Improving Americans’ health is an effort that extends well beyond the President’s Challenge.

Let’s Move! Active Schools

Lets Move Active SchoolsLet’s Move! Active Schools is a collaborative effort to empower "school champions" – teachers, administrators, staff and parents – to create active environments that engage students in movement every day. This comprehensive initiative guides champions along a simple 6-step process, which provides free resources and training to help them increase physical activity before, during and after class. PCFSN is the lead federal partner of the program.
To learn more about Let’s Move! Active Schools, visit www.letsmoveschools.org


Cartoon Network Move It Movement Tour

Move It Movement Logo Cartoon Network announced this week its plans for the third annual "MOVE IT MOVEMENT TOUR," a summer-long campaign targeting youth 6-14, in partnership with PCFSN and in support of Let's Move! The tour will launch officially June 6 in Atlanta and travel throughout the country to prime family locations, sponsored by local cable affiliates. The tour will ultimately make its way back to the West, concluding July 25th Sacramento. Learn more about the Move It Movement Tour at MoveItMovement.com.

Youth Tennis Players Conquer PALA Challenge

226,000 kids from youth tennis programs, including 75,000 from the New York Junior Tennis League, participated in the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA) Challenge and were recognized in Washington, D.C. at the 2011 Worldwide Day of Play. Watch the video below for more information.

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For more information about the Worldwide Day of Play, check out http://www.usta.com.

Copyright 2011, United States Tennis Association.

SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge

In 2011, the Boy Scouts of America aligned with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition with the shared goal of together promoting good health for America's youth; the SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge is one of the results of this alliance.

The SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge is a Scout-specific PALA challenge. Each BSA local council will have its own PALA group. Members of these groups will be able to:

  • Compare their progress relative to the group
  • Send messages to group members

The entire BSA organization is being encouraged to earn their SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge award including:

  • Scouts of all ages
  • Venturers
  • Parents/Guardians
  • BSA Volunteers
  • Local Council Staff
  • National Council Staff
  • Friends of Scouting
  • BSA Alumni
  • Council Board Members

Starting the SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge will help participants:

  1. Commit to daily physical activity—and stick with it.
  2. Set realistic goals to encourage fitness for a lifetime.

Learn more about the SCOUTStrong PALA Challenge.

Let’s Move!

Let’s Move! is the nation’s campaign against childhood obesity. Started by First Lady Michelle Obama, Let’s Move! has an ambitious goal: solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight.

By engaging every sector impacting the health of children and by providing schools, families, and communities simple tools to help kids be more active, eat better, and get healthy, Let’s Move! is focusing on these action items:

  • Empowering parents and caregivers
  • Providing healthy food in schools
  • Improving access to healthy, affordable foods
  • Increasing physical activity

Are you ready to tackle childhood obesity? Learn more about Let’s Move!.

8 Ways to Eat Healthy

Kids soccer team eating oranges for a snack

Start eating better today! Check out our eight simple tips.