Weekly Address: Time to Lift the Minimum Wage and Give America a Raise. President Obama Has a Message for You: #GetCovered. Get Covered: An Assist from Mayor Kevin Johnson. Kevin Johnson February 21, 2014 09:47 AM EDT As a former NBA point guard, I know a thing or two about assists.
And with just over a month of open enrollment left, I know how important it is to assist one another and reach out to friends, family, and neighbors to let them know that they need to get covered. In my city of Sacramento and across the country, millions of Americans have already taken the time to look out for their health and enroll in coverage. But we still have lots of work left to do in the coming weeks to make sure everyone out there knows their options and gets the health insurance they need.
As an athlete and mayor, I know how important it is to prepare for the unexpected. Take a look at my video and visit HealthCare.gov to explore your options and sign up for coverage. Kevin Johnson is the Mayor of Sacramento, California, and a 12-year NBA veteran. Weekly Address: Time to Lift the Minimum Wage and Give America a Raise. Be covered on the 1st. Weekly Wrap Up: the President Bets on Team USA, the First Lady Visits Jimmy Fallon, and More. Megan Slack February 21, 2014 06:45 PM EDT This week, President Obama bet on Team USA, and visited Mexico.
The First Lady stopped by the Tonight Show, and the White House reaffirmed its commitment to net neutrality. Check out what you missed in this week's wrap up. The President Bets On Team USA While in Mexico for the North American Leaders' Summit, the President spoke about our strong relationship with our neighboring countries. . While both U.S. teams played valiantly, the Canadian teams came out on top and earned Prime Minister Harper a couple cases of White House beer. FLOTUS and Fallon, Together Again. BarackObama : Some fun for your Valentine's... Be covered on the 1st. BarackObama: Here's the truth: @MichelleObama... BarackObama : Make sure you're covered to... The White House. Organizing for Action. The First Lady Wants to See How You Move. Kasie Coccaro February 21, 2014 06:11 PM EDT Four years ago, the First Lady launched Let’s Move!
, a nationwide initiative to create a healthier future for our kids and families. Last night, on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," she kicked off a week-long celebration to mark how far we’ve come: "One of the things we’ve realized over four years is that there’s a new norm going on. To mark the four-year anniversary, the First Lady is asking people of all ages to show her how they move through their everyday fitness routine, how they are making better food choices, or how they are helping move their community toward new standards of health for our kids.
During a skit with Will Ferrell and Jimmy Fallon, the First Lady also showed us how she moved and also made sure that everyone knew that both kale chips and exercise are definitely not "ew! " The First Lady Wants to See How You Move. Kasie Coccaro February 21, 2014 06:11 PM EDT.
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ET For years, America's childhood obesity crisis was viewed as an insurmountable problem, one that was too complicated and too entrenched to ever really solve. According to the conventional wisdom, healthy food simply didn't sell—the demand wasn't there and higher profits were found elsewhere—so it just wasn't worth the investment. But thanks to businesses across the country, today we are proving the conventional wisdom wrong. Every day, great American companies are achieving greater and greater success by creating and selling healthy products. Take the example of Wal-Mart. Your Value Your Change Short position In just the past two years, the company reports that it has cut the costs to its consumers of fruits and vegetables by $2.3 billion and reduced the amount of sugar in its products by 10%. Wal-Mart isn't alone in discovering that healthier products sell.
These companies and so many others are responding to clear trends in consumer demand. Mrs. The First Lady on the Launch of Organizing for Action. First Lady Michelle Obama: Sign up to serve. Join First Lady Michelle Obama in Google+ Hangout about Let’s Move! on Monday. Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled around the country to celebrate the third anniversary of Let’s Move!
, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Mrs. Obama highlighted great progress being made in schools, towns and businesses across America. She also announced several new programs that will help families make healthier choices and will enable our kids to be more physically active, including a new MyPlate partnership that identifies recipes that meet USDA nutrition standards on the largest food sites on the web, and the launch of Let's Move Active Schools, which empowers schools to find free or low-cost ways to incorporate movement before, during, and after the school day.