Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. It gives parents helpful information and fosters environments that support healthy choices and ensures that every family has access to healthy and affordable food.
Everyone has a role to play in reducing childhood obesity, including parents, elected officials from all levels of government, schools, health care professionals, faith-based and community-based organizations, and private sector companies. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children.
By following a few steps, the City of Ontario has involved our community, schools, elected officials, health care providers and other non-profit organizations to take action in the Let’s Move! initiative.
|Let’s Move!||Ontario: Let’s Move Initiative|
|Help Parents Make Healthy Choices:|
|– Make Community Meals Healthier |
– Motivational Groups
– Serve Healthy Drinks and Snacks
– Teach Healthy Living to Kids
|– Participants can use My Plate to help make healthy food choices and find healthier recipes.|
– Teach healthy choices by partnering with recreational programs
like Young Chefs to encourage children and teens to eat healthier meals for the family.
– Have our facilities encourage sugar-free drinks by providing fresh infused water.
|Advocate for Healthier Schools:|
|– Partner with a School|
– School Meal Programs
– Summer Food Service Programs
|– Ensure schools are providing students nutritious meals.|
– Include salad bars at school cafeterias.
|Help Children get Physical Activity:|
|– Support Community Sports |
– Safe Routes to Walk and Bike
– Promote Recreational Facilities
|– Improved parks, public restrooms and createdhealing trails to |
encourage community physical activity.
– We have promoted recreational facilities by improving our
– Walking Club
|Promote Affordable, Accessible Food:|
|– Selling healthy foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables||– Our community garden provides with healthy, affordable fruits |
|Start a Community Garden:|
|– Create, Find, and Secure a community garden committee.||– Huerta del Valle community garden.|