iVillage.com supports PALA+, a part of the President's Challenge, a program of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative.
PALA+ is the next phase of PALA (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award), a program of the President’s Challenge, designed to motivate Americans to make physical activity and healthy eating part of their everyday life.
The physical activity requirements for PALA+ remain the same: 60 minutes/day for kids, 30 minutes/day for adults, five days a week for six out of eight weeks. The new nutrition component requires participants to add a weekly healthy eating goal and build upon those goals throughout the same six-week period. Individuals who achieve the physical activity and healthy eating goals will receive a certificate signed by the Council co-chairs.
The iVillage Get Moving Now Community Challenge is designed to help you earn your PALA+. Sign up now and each weekday for six weeks (through October 26) you'll receive an email with a daily assignment from our coaches to help you get moving. Our physical activity coaches are all PCFSN members and include: Cornell McClellan, personal trainer to the first family, PCFSN co-chairs Drew Brees and Dominique Dawes, Allyson Felix, Grant Hill and Michelle Kwan. Weekly nutrition tips will be provided by Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives.
Simply complete each Get Moving Now assignment and then come here to record your activity toward your PALA+.
Ready? Click on the link below to register for PALA+ and join the iVillage group today!