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Michelle Obama Declares July 28 as Let’s Move! Olympics Fun Day

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

In just a few days, Michelle Obama will be traveling to London with the Presidential Delegation to attend the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Olympics.  As the leader of the delegation, which includes former Olympians (such as gymnast Dominque Dawes and  soccer player Brandi Chastain), the First Lady will visit the U.S. Olympic Training Facility this Friday.  In addition, SpongeBob and other celebrities will help host a Let’s Move! event for 1,000 children of U.S. ambassadors. Healthy foods such as nuts, granola bars, and water will be served.

Back in the U.S., the White House (with the help of MeetUp.com) will be hosting a Let’s Move! Olympics Fun Day on Saturday.  The goal of Fun Day is to cheer on Team USA and also “turn the Olympic spirit into action” by having different events across the nation.  As part of the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) initiative, the White House is committed to get 1.7 million kids moving and to ”inspire a new generation to strive for excellence,” said Michelle Obama.  Growing up with fond memories of watching the Olympics, the First Lady believes that “winning isn’t the goal” of the games; instead, it’s being able to “push and believe in yourself” and to refuse to give up despite obstacles.

Visit www.letsmove.gov/meetup or www.meetup.com/lets-move to find events near you.  Watch a video of Michelle Obama talk about Olympics Fun Day.

Read more Olympics features on Parents.com

 

This post was updated on July 25 with an extra link and a video.

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