Welcome to Let’s Move Boise! We invite you to become a partner in a community wide initiative to combat childhood obesity by increasing access to healthy food and physical activity.
Boise’s kids need our help. Children who are overweight and obese are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, prediabetes, joint problems, sleep apnea, cancer and poor self-esteem.
We are working in collaboration with the National League of Cities’ Healthy Communities for a Healthy Future to make substantive changes by educating child-care providers, raising awareness about choosemyplate.gov and school breakfast/lunch programs, growing fruits and vegetables, and providing neighborhood-based activities for kids and adults.
FREE MEALS THIS SUMMER FOR KIDS!
Boise School District’s Food and Nutrition Services Program and the Idaho Foodbank are working together to provide free meals this summer for kids age 1-18 at schools, parks and apartment complexes.
Students at Amity Elementary School walked their way to better health and captured top honors in the “Let’s Move with FitOne” school walking challenge. Amity kids logged 2,781 miles in the walking competition held April 21-25 in conjunction with “Unplug and Be Outside’ week.
Three schools–Hawthorne and Monroe elementary schools and Village Charter School–won awards for 100% participation in the five-day event.
All four schools earned cash prizes of $250 and a visit from Kristin Armstrong, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and Executive Director of Community Health for St. Luke’s. Prizes were awarded by FitOne and Let’s Move Boise.
Thirteen schools accumulated 12,625 total miles in the “Let’s Move with FitOne” school walking competition. The goal of the program is to instill healthy habits in kids by encouraging them to walk at school, local parks and in their neighborhoods. See the full press release here.
Boise student Mac Wirth and his mom were trying to “think outside the sandwich” when they were cooking up a recipe to enter in a national contest. Their efforts were rewarded when Mac’s delicious Veggie Barley Salad with Orange-Honey Vinaigrette was picked as the Idaho winner in the 2013 “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge,” a competition promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative, Epicurious and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education.
LET’S MOVE BOISE ANNUAL REPORT
The Let’s Move Boise Annual Report recaps the programs and initiatives for fiscal year 2013.