2nd Anniversary of Let’s Move!
We joined First Lady Michelle Obama in celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Let’s Move! in Florida earlier this month, where she announced the direction for Let’s Move Faith and Communities in 2012. Check out the video of her entire speech
! She celebrated all that you accomplished in 2011 and talked about how to get involved in 2012.
Communities on the Move Video Challenge
What better way to start moving than to make a video? Tell us about how your community is involved in Let’s Move! by entering the Communities on the Move Video Challenge
. Organizations have until Friday, April 6th to enter. Please visit the Communities on the Move site for more details and share your story with us today. Winners will be invited to Washington, DC and have the opportunity to meet the First Lady!
Each month, during the fourth week of the month, we will be holding a Partner Call to highlight resources available to your organization or congregation. We’ll also use this time to lift up best practices from our partner organizations and answer your questions.
Thank you for all that you do. We look forward to moving forward with you in 2012!
-Your Let’s Move Faith and Communities Team - WHITE HOUSE OFFICE
US LET'S MOVE INITIATIVE - FAITH COMMUNITY CONFERENCE CALLS AND NEWS
Thank you for joining us for last week’s call with Let’s Move Faith and Communities
to learn more about new nutrition education resources and programs. Please check out the resources below that we learned about on the call, and let us know how you’re using them in your community!
Until next month,
The Let’s Move Faith and Communities
Take the MyPlate Fruits and Veggie Challenge
Please see the information here
regarding the MyPlate Fruits & Veggies Video Challenge. Make a video, organize a team to make one, or sign
up to follow and stay informed.
Become a MyPlate Community Partner
Sign up here
to join the Nutrition Communicators Network and get the latest information and materials on MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines.
2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities. Visit us at www.dietaryguidelines.gov
for all information regarding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans – Past, Present and Future!
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families buy nutritious food to put healthy meals on the table. Curious about how your community’s members can apply? Click here
! Thank you to ActiveLife
for sharing an example of a community organization is helping families learn to grocery shop and plan meals with SNAP. Learn more about their story on the Let’s Move blog
Too many websites?
Bookmark www.Nutrition.gov to stay connected!
provides a one-stop, easy-to-remember gateway to reliable federal government information on food and nutrition, healthy eating, and physical activity for consumers – resources you can use to empower community members to make healthier food choices. Visit Nutrition.gov
to get connected to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPlate, nutrition education resources, food assistance programs and more!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Emily Buckham Buday
The Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sign-up to receive news and updates from the Center!
FUNDING FOR GARDENS
First Lady Michelle Obama has challenged faith and community leaders to start gardens in their communities to help families access more fresh fruits and vegetables. At the US Department of Agriculture, the People’s Garden Initiative is helping Let’s Move Faith and Communities do just that with a new grand program. Apply for a People’s Gardens Grant today!
People’s Garden Grant Program
Request for Applications (RFA)
Funds from the People’s Garden Grant Program will be used to facilitate the creation of produce, recreation, and/or wildlife gardens in urban and rural areas, which will provide opportunities for science-based informal education.