First Lady Continues Push for Healthy Changes in Schools

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Sept11-1

Alexandria, Va.—September 6, 2013—First Lady Michelle Obama visited Orr Elementary School in Washington, D.C. today to announce her commitment to Let’s Move! Active Schools, a program aimed to address childhood obesity, which is supported by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.

First-Lady-13-2.gif“We’re here to ensure that all of our children grow up healthy and have bright futures,” said Mrs. Obama who was joined by D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, retired Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes and North America Reebok President Uli Becker. Henderson is the first superintendent in the country to enroll every school in a district as a Let’s Move school.

As a partner in the Let’s Move initiative, AASA’s Children’s Programs can provide its members with information and technical assistance to address childhood obesity in schools. Resources are available to help superintendents make physical activity and healthy eating a priority in their districts so that schools can better impact academic achievement.

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org. Follow AASA on Twitter @AASAHQ or on Facebook. Information on AASA Children’s Programs on Twitter @AASATotalChild.