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The 2nd Let's Move in School Showcase took place in the nation's capital at Turner Elementary School, Friday, October 26.
World Medal Champion Sprinter and "superstar" to The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program, Tyson Gay, and Executive Director of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, Shellie Pfohl were the special guests of honor.
One-hundred and fifty students from Turner Elementary, Johnson Middle, and Ballou High Schools participated in a variety of high energy physical activities showcasing how easy and fun it is to incorporate more MOVEment into the day! They also named our mascot, Bolt! Check out the photos from the event.
"Let's Move in North Dakota Schools" Day"
May 3, 2011
North Dakota Capitol Mall
The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and the North Dakota Department of Health (DoH) partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative to provide a variety of school-based physical activity opportunities.
DPI and DoH collaborated with the Bismarck YMCA, KFYR-TV, KXMB-TV and various Coordinated School Health staff to promote coordination of physical activity and maximize understanding, application, and practice of knowledge and skills learned in physical education in partnership with the nation-wide effort.
The combination of collaborating with partners, team members and outside entities helped enable 400-plus students, educators and North Dakota state employees participate in 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on May 3, 2011, on the North Dakota Capitol Mall (lawn) area. We had the pleasure of hosting some very special guests, including: Lieutenant Governor Drew Wrigley, North Dakota State Superintendent Dr. Wayne G. Sanstead, Dr. Stephen McDonough, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, North Dakota CDC-officer Sandra Jones, and Brad Strand, President of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD).
The Miami Dolphins teamed up with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the Miami Dade County Department of Health and launched the Let's Move! Miami initiative on December 26, 2010 during the Miami Dolphins halftime show. Let's Move! Is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. The First Lady's Office and the NFL will work to promote the joint goals of NFL PLAY 60 and the First Lady's Let's Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity and help the nation's youth lead healthier, more active lives. The official Let's Move in School launch was announced by Mr. Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Schools, Miami Dade County, Florida, who asked every student and employee to become physically active and log their activities on the President's Active Lifestyle log for a six-week period between January 10, 2011 and February 22, 2011. The kick-off event in Miami Dade County Public Schools serves as a model of ensuring that every school provides a comprehensive school physical activity program – with quality physical education as the foundation –so that youth will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime.
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