First Lady Michelle Obama stopped at a Miami rec center Tuesday to continue her fight against childhood obesity by ensuring that children are staying healthy throughout their day, including after the school bell rings.
She announced that two of the nation's largest after-school providers, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Recreation and Park Association, have committed to creating healthier environments for five million kids in their programs. Nearly 5,400 clubs and sites will serve a fruit or vegetable at each meal or snack along with healthier drink options including lower fat milk and water, ensure kids get 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity each day and educate kids about the importance of staying active.
"For so many kids there's still that two or three hour gap after that school bell rings when their lives aren't always structured, when parents don't know who they are hanging out with ... or what they're putting in their body," Obama said.
NBC's "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler introduced the first lady, joking that her Let's Move program was "taking off a little bit faster than my initiative 'Let's Help Me Move'." Read more.