Michelle Obama’s Visit

The First Lady Shaking Hands After Her Talk

On Tuesday, Greg White and I had the opportunity to be in the audience for Michelle Obama’s visit to Atlanta to talk about the Let’s Move program.  The program’s focus is the prevention of childhood obesity.

From the Let’s Move website:

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active.

The City of Decatur has signed on to be a Let’s Move city. We are dedicated to keeping not only our youth healthy and active through a wide  variety of programming, but also dedicated to keeping all ages healthy and active. Decatur Active Living enocurages you to become a part of Team Decatur, join us in May for Walk For Lunch, drop by the Decatur Rec gym to shoot some hoops, or simply take a walk around the block or to the store.

Now back to Michelle. She knows how to speak form the heart, and she is beautiful as well as gracious. We feel honored to have been in her presence!

Active Living Director Greg White Waits in Line

Yours Truly Holding the Coveted Ticket

 

Michelle Addresses the Audience

“Let’s Move!”

The City of Decatur has signed up to be a Let’s Move City. We are developing more programs to help fight childhood obesity. Children in Decatur are playing sports, walking and biking to school with the Safe Routes to School Program, and being more active in the community. Children at College Heights and at Decatur High School are learning to grow healthy food in their community gardens.

Michelle Obama talks about the Let’s Move program.