Adjuncts to Let's Move: Let's Move Outside and Chef’s Move to Schools

Let's Move Outside is a complementary program launched by the USA's First Lady in the Spring of 2010 to help solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation.

Let's Move Outside, aims to get kids to play at least 60 minutes a day outside and connect kids to our wonderful national and state park system.

Events are consistently happening around the country and it seems a "natural" fit for C&NN members in (or visiting) the USA to join in when you can.

Last week, for instance the Interior Secretary of the USA went to an urban park that's about 70 miles long and takes in over 80,000 acres of open space along the Pacific Ocean. Plus, about seven million people live within an hour’s drive of the area, and about 16 million people visit each year. Any guess?

Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) is just one of the places where youngsters can experience the Great Outdoors in or near cities.

It encompasses a variety of different locations, including Alcatraz, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Headlands, Presidio of San Francisco, NIKE Missile Site and many others. Each of these areas offers opportunities to explore the area's natural and human history. GGNRA has four campgrounds; the Kirby Cove Campground & Picnic Area requires reservations.

In another complementary program (linking chefs, gardens, and schools) the Chef’s Move to Schools program has hundreds of schools and communities improving both health and understanding of nature by planting gardens and actively engaging in harvests.

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