First lady Michelle Obama had Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner beside her when she introduced the Let's Move! initiative in 2010 at a Philadelphia elementary school. Her remarks highlighted that the program, tagged "America's move to raise a generation of healthier kids," would feature a $400 million initiative to bring healthy food to underserved areas.
At this June 2010 Let's Move! chefs' event on the South Lawn of the White House, these culinary experts stepped outside their kitchens to hear the first lady's take on the importance of healthy eating.
In November 2010, Mrs. Obama sat down for lunch with kids from Miami's Riverside Elementary School during a "Salad Bars to Schools" event. We can't say whether the youngsters took to the vegetables, but it looks as if they enjoyed the company.
In December 2012, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. The first lady, administration officials and Let's Move! advocates were on hand to support the commitment to raise a healthier generation of kids.
In May 2012, kids from Harlem's P.S./M.S. 161 knew they'd be dancing to "Move Your Body," the song Beyoncé recorded for the Let's Move! initiative. What they didn't know was that the pop star would be grooving right along with them as a surprise participant in the four-minute routine.
Well, this is definitely a creative way to exercise. After an October 2011 Let's Move! event, John Cassidy, a world-record holder in balloon sculpting, performed a gravity-defying act for the first lady in the Diplomatic Reception Room.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker danced with students as Fat Joe performed live at a 2012 Let's Move! event at Weequahic High School in New Jersey.
Michelle Obama celebrated the second anniversary of the Let's Move! initiative in January 2012 with a visit to Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and a heart-pumping potato-sack race with the talk-show host.
Still making the rounds to mark the end of the second year of the Let's Move! campaign, Michelle stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show in February 2012 to talk about the initiative — and, of course, dance.
Mrs. Obama had plenty of dance partners — more than 10,000 Iowa schoolkids from grades six through nine — at this Let's Move! event hosted by Iowa's Healthiest State Initiative in February 2012. They did the "Interlude Dance."
Chefs from past seasons of Top Chef and students took part in a cooking competition at the Kleberg Rylie Recreation Center in Dallas in February 2012. In addition to the first lady, Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass and Top Chef head judge Tom Colicchio watched them work.
How else would the first lady greet Dallas Cowboys football players Miles Austin, DeMarcus Ware and Felix Jones? The players joined her and chefs from past seasons of Top Chef for the "Schools and Chefs Working Together" cooking competition to help promote the Let's Move! initiative in February 2012.
In February 2010, Kern Halls of Ocoee, Fla., cooked a meal for his family and one very high-profile guest based on the principles of the new USDA nutrition-system icon known as "MyPlate." It's designed to replace the old pyramid system.
In February 2012, Michelle Obama was welcomed by cheerleaders at a "Getting Active Is Fun" event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando's Walt Disney World Resort.
The first lady couldn't say, "Getting active is fun" and then sit on the sidelines. At the Orlando event in February 2012, she set a dynamic example by participating in races and games with kids.