Monday, February 14, 2011

Let's Move!

In Illinois, The Morton Grove Patch reports that Girl Scouts across the country are about much more than cookies - they have partnered with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to promote healthy living and put an end to childhood obesity.

In celebration of the initiative’s one-year anniversary, local Girl Scouts teamed up with counterparts from Los Angeles, Atlanta and Washington, D.C. to prepare nutritious after school snacks for a live webcast Thursday afternoon, February 10. The webcast originated at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and featured Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Kathy Cloninger, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and President of Kraft Global Health & Wellness Rhonda Jordan.

For their part, local Girl Scouts showcased healthy snacks like the first-prize winning turkey, pear and cheese melt. Other healthy snacks included an apple tortilla and a sweet fruit kabob. Alongside Maria Wynne, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, and Robin Ross, associate director of the Kraft Foods Culinary Center in Glenview, 25 scouts from Glenview, Oak Park, Park Ridge and Morton Grove enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame while continuing Girl Scout tradition through leadership and healthy living.