Dr Oz: First Lady Announces Let’s Move Schools On Dr Oz!
Dr. Oz welcomed First Lady Michelle Obama back to his stage and they talked candidly about her midlife “crisis,” self-esteem and how she believes moderation is the key to staying healthy. Then, on Dr. Oz’s stage, she made a huge announcement about a new program focused on getting our kids more physically active. Keep reading to find out about this exciting new initiative and to learn how you can be a champion in the lives of children!
Dr Oz: Average Child Spends Seven Hours In Front Of a Screen
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined the First Lady and Dr. Oz to talk about improving the physical fitness programs in our schools. Michelle Obama shared the statistic that the average child spends seven hours a day in front of some sort of screen and only about 10% of our public schools have P.E. (physical education) class for students. She added that our kids need at least 60 minutes of movement every day, but they simply are not getting it. Arne Duncan believes that regardless of tight budgets we do not need to choose whether academics are more important than physical education where our kids are concerned. They should be considered equally beneficial because they actually enforce one another.
Michelle Obama: Let’s Move Active Schools Announcement
The First Lady announced an unprecedented partnership launching TODAY with the Let’s Move Program. It is called Active Schools and the goal is to get 50,000 schools to become more active. She said they are launching a website and one of the keys is that they need champions at every school. Michelle Obama said that person does not necessarily need to be a gym teacher, but it could be a science teacher or librarian, or even a parent. She said everything you need is found at the website, from planning tools to a personalized program for your school, so go be a champion right now! The First Lady believes that physical activity for our kids is equally as important as helping them get good test scores. In many cases, the smallest amount of activity can be the key to keeping a child motivated in school.
Dr Oz: Third Graders Show Dr Oz and First Lady How To Stay Active
Several third grade students from a school in New Jersey joined Dr. Oz and Michelle Obama to share a fun dance they do to stay active! They even taught a few of the moves to Dr. Oz and the First Lady as they all grooved together for Dr. Oz’s audience!