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initiative to fight childhood obesity, " Let's Move. " Among the
four focus points of the initiative is " increasing physical activity in schools and communities. " On April 9, 2010, the White
House convened a special meeting to discuss the next steps in
implementing the President's Executive Order on Childhood
Obesity, where the First Lady said in her opening remarks,
" We know how difficult it is when parks and playgrounds are
competing with video games and social networking sites. "
Each of the cabinet Secretaries also spoke about the importance and need for outdoor recreation, parks, and public spaces for play, with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan noting
that steps must be taken to alleviate the " recreation deserts "
that are present in many areas of our country. Agreed! Now
let's move on that.
Park and recreation advocates are well aware of budget
restraints and the equally challenging, competing issues. We
recognize that several events over the past two years have
looked more promising than ever before, even if the outcomes
were ultimately disappointing. Hopefully, the next two years
will demonstrate change we can believe in.
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