The first state to visit was Des Moines, Iowa and in attendance to help celebrate were Olympians Michelle Kwan, Shawn Johnson and WNBA Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings.
“We could have had this party anywhere in the country, right? We could have gone anywhere, but there is a reason why we wanted to come here to Iowa to be with all of you. And that’s because I am so proud of what you all are doing to make Iowa the healthiest state in this country by 2016.
I am proud that you guys are starting community gardens, that you’re eating your fruits and vegetables. I’m proud that you guys are walking to school instead of taking the bus. I’m proud that you’re working hard to get that 60 minutes of activity a day, every day. I’m also proud of your government, and businesses like Hy-Vee, and community leaders across the state who are all coming together to help you guys get healthy, to keep moving.
This is exactly what “Let’s Move” is all about. We want every single state in this country to do exactly what Iowa is doing.”
~Michelle Obama Let’s Move! Blog
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