Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ Campaign: We Should Replace Cupcakes With Apples in Textbooks

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama plays freeze dance with pre-kindergarden students at Savoy Elementary School on May 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” anti-obesity campaign this week celebrated educational publishers for utilizing fruits, vegetables, and fitness questions in their exercises instead of referring to more processed foods like cupcakes.

A blog on the “Let’s Move” website explains:

Publishers are making simple changes, like swapping out cupcakes for apples in math problems. They are also finding ways to include physical activity in lesson plans – discussing the history of little league baseball and using sports in word problems.

Just as these publishing companies came together thirty years ago to incorporate greater diversity into textbooks, they are now using their platform to have a positive impact on children’s health. We congratulate them on their exciting leadership. Check out some of their great ideas below!

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The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Association of American Publishers, the Association of Educational Publishers, and the National Association of State Boards of Education were all celebrated for their choices to make healthier decisions in their textbooks.

(H/T: CNS News)