“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.”
- First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch on February 9, 2010
Generation Katalyst works with Let’s Move to promote a healthier generation of kids! We encourage our students to make healthier choices when comes to eating & being active. With Generation Katalyst each student will take the President’s Active Lifestyle Challenge. PALA+ promotes physical activity AND good nutrition because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Kids and teens (that’s anyone between 6 and 17 years), your goals are:
- Physical activity. You need to be active 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks. As an alternative, you can count your daily activity steps using a pedometer (girls’ goal: 11,000; boys’ goal: 13,000).
- Healthy eating. Each week, you’ll also focus on a healthy eating goal. There are eight to choose from, and each week you will add a new goal while continuing with your previous goals. By the end of the six weeks, you’ll be giving your body more of the good stuff it needs.