Let's Move!

Photo of diverse group of children eating a healthy lunch at school.

PHA Got Its Start Fighting Child Obesity with Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative

Let’s Move! was a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today could grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

The former First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative focused on the following five pillars:

  • Creating a healthy start for children
  • Empowering parents and caregivers
  • Providing healthy food in schools
  • Improving access to healthy, affordable foods
  • Increasing physical activity

Visit the Let’s Move! website.

Our work builds on the Let’s Move! initiative by bringing together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies that help ensure every child has the opportunity to grow up at a healthy weight. We work hard to ensure that commitments made are commitments kept by working with unbiased, third parties to monitor and publicly report on the progress our partners are making to show everyone the progress we can make when we all work together.