Getting a move on
The Vancouver Olympics may be history, but some members of the U.S. team will still be appearing on TV screens as part of an HHS campaign against childhood obesity.
Videos featuring figure-skating medalist Michelle Kwan, 2010 skeleton racer Noelle Pikus-Pace, 2010 Olympic snowboarder Louie Vito and others were shot during the Winter Games, with the athletes offering kids advice on how to keep healthy. The Let’s Move campaign is a special project of first lady Michelle Obama.
“America’s Olympians are some of the finest athletes in the world and our country’s best spokespeople on being physically active,” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says. “We are pleased that these inspiring Olympians are joining the first lady’s Let’s Move effort to tackle this health epidemic. They can help teach kids that eating right and exercising regularly is the way to get moving toward a healthier life.”
The videos can be seen at letsmove.gov.
Kwan wants kids to get moving.