Subscribe Register Login

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:17 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

First lady announces effort to help kids exercise

By The Associated Press

This article was published February 28, 2013 at 7:08 a.m.

— Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks?

Some schools are using both methods of instruction and Michelle Obama would like to see more of them use other creative ways to help students get the recommended hour of daily exercise.

In Chicago on Thursday, the first lady was announcing a new partnership to help schools do just that. It starts with a website, www.letsmoveschools.org, where school officials and others can sign up to get started.

Obama said too many penny-pinched schools have either cut spending on physical education or eliminated it outright to put the money toward classroom instruction. But the first lady, who starts most days with a workout, and other advocates of helping today’s largely sedentary kids move their bodies say that’s a false choice, since studies that show exercise helps youngsters focus and do well in school.

The effort is one of the newest parts of Mrs. Obama’s 3-year-old campaign against childhood obesity, known as “Let’s Move,” which she has spent the week promoting.

Comment on: First lady announces effort to help kids exercise

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1 total comment

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

  • Customer relations specialist

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has an opening for a full tim...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Construction project

    construction project mgr/estimator •Bachelors Degree in Rela...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Otr drivers

    drivers - otr. Miles! Paid Loaded/Empty on Practical. New Vo...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Superintendent

    Electrical Superintendent- with min 5 years’ experience in s...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

  • Engineer / draftsman

    draftsmanfull time , Adams Fertilizer Equipment, DeWitt Arka...
    DE WITT, AR

Search 724 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online