Tag Archive: Let’s Move

The Nickelodeon Network encourages everyone, kids & families especially, to turn off the television and join those from across the United States and countries including Germany, France, India, The Netherlands and Tanzania to celebrate A Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, September 24th.

Remember the days before cable television, when Atari first came out and there were only 3 games (including pong) and children spent most of the late afternoon and early evening, not in front of a computer, gaming system, or with some type of electronic device, but outside playing hopscotch, jump rope, or riding bikes?  Well, on Saturday, September 24th, Nickelodeon Networks, along with First Lady Obama’s “Let’s Move! Campaign”, the Presidents Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and over 50 partner organizations (including NFL Play 60, the ASPCA, the Boys and Girls Club of America, Special Olympics and Major League Baseball) have teamed together for the 8th Annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP) celebration on the Ellipse of the National Mall.

The 8th Annual WWDOP will include appearances by:

  • The Cast of Victorious: Victoria Justice, Daniella Monet, Elizabeth Gillies, Ariana Grande, Avan Jogia, Leon Thomas III and Matt Bennett;
  • The Cast of iCarly: Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Kress, Noah Munck and Jerry Trainor;
  • Keke Palmer, star of True Jackson, VP;
  • The cast of Supah Ninjas (Ryan Potter, Gracie Dzienny and Carlos Knight);
  • The cast of Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures (Taylor Gray, Dillon Lane and Ashley Argota);
  • Musical performances by Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Carlos Pena and Logan Henderson – known as the pop band Big Time Rush & the Fresh Beat Band;
  • Professional athletes including Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks), LeBron James (Miami Heat), Terrell Owens (NFL Veteran and TV Personality), Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets), Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat), Abby Wambach (Olympic Gold Medalist, Professional Soccer star magicJacks) and Damien Woody (NFL Veteran, ESPN NFL Analyst);
  • and Nickelodeon favorites – SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and more.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play on the National Mall – Washington DC Music Events |

Let’s Move! has organized a series of thirty minute calls to share accomplishments and lessons to inspire even more stakeholders to take action.  The First Lady will join part of each call.

2:30 – 3:00 PM EDT

Let’s Move! Medical Community Call with Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin

Please join us to find out how we can work together to provide optimal patient care for obesity prevention and management and become community leaders for broader preventive health.  Learn more about Let’s Move in the Clinic and hear from leaders from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Call Number: (866) 259-6033  ;  Title (in lieu of passcode): Let’s Move Medical Community Call


2:45 – 3:15 PM EDT

Let’s Move! Healthy Schools Call with U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Please join us for a call to learn more about Let’s Move! and what we all can do to make our schools healthier for our children.  Hear from the Superintendant of Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky explain how 77 of the county’s schools met the Healthier US Schools Challenge and hear from the Director of the Food and Nutrition Service of Orange County, Florida explain how they incorporated 15 schools into the Chefs Move to Schools program.

Call Number: (866) 227-1607 ; Title (in lieu of passcode): Let’s Move Healthy Schools Call


3:15 – 3:45 PM EDT

Let’s Move! to Improve Physical Activity for Kids Call with U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Drew Brees, President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition Please join us to learn more about how we all can work together to ensure that America’s kids get 60 minutes of physical activity a day.  Hear about how Drew Brees and other athletes are trying to inspire kids to be active; hear from the Robert Wood Johnson’s Foundation’s effort called Active Living by Design where communities are helping design their cities and towns to encourage more physical activity and hear how the organization  Kaboom! Is mapping play deserts and working with communities to build safe places for kids to play.

Call Number: (866) 282-2803 ; Title (in lieu of passcode): Let’s Move Improving Physical Activity for Kids Call


3:30 – 4:00 PM EDT

Let’s Move! Cities and Towns Call with Mayors from San Antonio and Flint, Michigan.

Please join us to learn more about Let’s Move Cities and Towns and how two mayors, Mayor Castro of San Antonio, Texas and Mayor Walling of Flint, MI, are taking the lead in fighting childhood obesity.  Also learn about how concerned individuals and groups can connect with each other in communities and help mayors in their cities help solve childhood obesity.

Call Number: (866) 261-3331 ; Title (in lieu of passcode): Let’s Move Cities and Towns Call


If you cannot call into the calls we will have audio recordings of the call available on www.letsmove.gov starting Feb 11th.

Starting Tuesday, February 8th –  materials, including columns authored by First Lady Michelle Obama, will be available to use with your members, on your websites and in your newsletters at www.letsmove.gov.