What we're about
LET'S MOVE SOUTH FLORIDA meetup group is a partnership with the NATIONAL Let's Move! Initiative , America program that will address the threat of childhood obesity in the South Florida community.Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. Today, almost one in every three children in our nation is obese or overweight. If we don’t solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others may face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and asthma. First Lady Michelle Obama recognizes this threat, and has taken up the cause with her Let's Move! initiative, encouraging families across the country to commit to living healthier lives. Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Let's Move is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools. Ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food. And, helping kids become more physically active. Your involvement is key to ensuring a healthy future for our children. Obesity by the numbers over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The LET'S MOVE SOUTH FLORIDA Meetup Group supports the First Lady's cause by encouraging, organizing and empowering members to adopt a healthier lifestyles that are aligned with the priorities of the Partnership for a Healthier America. LET'S MOVE SOUTH FLORIDA will work along side the Let's Move National Initiative to develop programs and activities, motivate, empower and mobilize the South Florida community, families and children to lead a healthier, active lifestyle. As a result, every member will improve their health and improve the quality of their lives. We will make a positive difference in curbing childhood obesity in schools and community across South Florida! There will be FREE monthly activities in the South Florida for families and children including but not limited to children fun and exciting activities, adult health, fitness and wellness classes and workshops. Join us and begin this journey of a life time for a longer, happier life for you, your family, your friends and your children!