Charlie Galbraith: Celebrating year of Let's Move! Indian Country

"Tomorrow, June 1, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, the White House will host a panel discussion of leaders who have contributed to the progress of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! in Indian Country initiative and whose work can be expanded across Indian Country. The discussion will be streamed online at As a key component of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative, Let’s Move! in Indian Country focuses on four pillars that are essential to building a healthy future for American Indian and Alaska Native youth:

• Creating a Healthy start on Life,
• Creating Healthy Learning Communities,
• Fostering Healthy, Comprehensive Food Systems Policies, and
• Increasing Opportunities for Physical Activity

The featured panelists have demonstrated success in one or more of these pillars and are here to share their stories. They will be joined by the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives and Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Del Laverdure, and White House Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs Jodi Gillette. Following the discussion, two of our panelists, professional basketball players Ben Strong and Tahnee Robinson, will lead a group of Native American youth through a basketball clinic."

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Charlie Galbraith: Let’s Move! in Indian Country: Celebrating One Year of Progress (White House Blog 5/31)