Enactment of Child Nutrition Act Needed For ‘Let’s Move!’
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2011 /NewsRelease/ - The American Heart Association is proud to become a strong supporter of ‘Let’s Move!’ and it has expanded innovative physical activity and nutrition programs to learn effectively for families to stay one step ahead of the a healthier lifestyle movement.
‘Let’s Move!’ makes a concerted effort to engage Americans where they live, work, learn and play. As an effect, a lot of communities in the united states have embraced the objectives from the campaign by growing exercise programs in the course of and after school, supporting Secure Routes to college programs, creating walking and biking paths and working with the food industry to improve access to healthy, cost-effective foods.
As ‘Let’s Move!’ marks its very first anniversary, we can celebrate the campaign’s achievements, huge and tiny, in activating citizens, companies, government officials and public health groups for an initiative that will ultimately turn the tide on weight problems in children. Never prior to has there been such a coordinated effort between all the government agencies to address a problem which is so vital to the future health of our nation. Elementary students are actually learning about the significance of fruits and vegetables by way of the association’s new Teaching Gardens program that is intended to create a duration of healthy eating and typical physical activity among youngsters.
Enactment from the Child Nutrition Act would be a significant milestone for ‘Let’s Move!’ The legislation, based on the First Lady, will enhance the nutritional quality of school meals, remove unhealthy foods from schools and strengthen school wellness policies. The American Heart Association also worked closely with congressional leadership and the Administration to move the bill forward. We continue to work diligently to pass federal and state legislation to enhance the top quality of physical education and improve access to healthier foods in schools and communities.
The association is looking forward to what has been accomplished in the ‘Let’s Move!’ campaign to this point and looks forward to collaborating with the Administration on other initiatives to assist kids and families become more physically active and nutrition focused.
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