ESSENCE Poll: How Do You Keep Your Kids Active?

March 26, 2015 5:29 PM

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ESSENCE Poll: How Do You Keep Your Kids Active?

Five years ago, the First Lady proposed a challenge. She asked that children and adults alike put down the sugary sodas, lace up their tennis shoes and start moving. So began Michelle Obama's Let's Move Initiative, an effort to decrease our country's ever-increasing childhood obesity rate.

And in those five years, we've made strides. Nearly 9 million children participate in after-school sports and physical activities, which gives them up to an hour of exercise per day. Schools and daycares have swapped juices and cookies for fresh fruits and veggies. Even big brands have gotten on boa...

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