Mrs. Obama at Orr Elementary:
Right now, we’re truly at a pivotal moment – a tipping point when the message is just beginning to break through, when new habits are just beginning to take hold, and we’re seeing the very first glimmer of the kind of transformational change that we’re capable of making in this country. And if we keep pushing forward, we have the potential to transform the health of an entire generation of young people.
Chancellor Henderson echoed Mrs. Obama’s remarks, saying that the D.C. Public School system was proud to be among the first in the nation to join the fitness initiative. Thus far, 4,000 schools have signed up for the “Let’s Move! Active Schools” program.
Also announced today is that NIKE, Inc. and other entities have joined to pledge $50 million to get 50,000 schools to sign up over the next five years.
Learn more about Let’s Move! Active Schools here.