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Let's Move-Tools to Fuel a Healthier Population

Cappellano, Kathleen L. MS, RD, LDN

doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e3181ec6a6d
Nutrition and the Internet

In February 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move-America's Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids, a national campaign to curb the child obesity epidemic in the United States within a generation. Let's Move attacks the issue by using a comprehensive approach involving private and public sectors that have an impact on child health. A main focus of the campaign is to provide parents, educators, health professionals, and community leaders access to resources to help engage children and families in healthy lifestyle behaviors. This article highlights the campaign's successes during its inaugural year and the resources available via the Let's Move Web site that support active lifestyles and access to nutritious and affordable foods

Our Internet expert helps us navigate "Let's Move!"

Kathleen L. Cappellano, MS, RD, LDN, is an instructor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, and former nutrition information manager at the Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts. She is an expert on evaluating and writing about medical, health, and food and nutrition Web sites. Ms Cappellano is passionate about educating consumers and school and community leaders about food, nutrition, and wellness issues.

Correspondence: Kathleen L. Cappellano, MS, RD, LDN, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 (kathleen.cappellano@tufts.edu).

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