Toni recently attended a Let’s Move Faith and Communities convening at the White House, which celebrated the three-year anniversary of the First Lady’s initiative to eliminate childhood obesity in a generation, and included inspirational remarks by Michelle Obama.
The intimate, half-day convening brought together key faith-based and community leaders from around the country, senior White House staff, the Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of faith-based and neighborhood organizations.
The program honored the winners of the Communities on the Move Video Challenge, highlighted innovative programs that help communities make healthier choices, provide access to healthy, affordable food and encourage increased physical activity, and featured austin-based Olympic Gold-Medalist Garrett Weber-Gale. The vision for Let’s Move! in 2013 also was shared.