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Alaskan participates today in White House Panel on Let’s Move! in Indian Country


Southcentral Foundation’s Dr. Ted Mala, director of traditional healing and tribal relations, will join a televised White House panel discussion today, June 1 to discuss and celebrate the one-year anniversary of the First Lady's Let's Move! in Indian Country initiative. Tune in to www.WhiteHouse.gov/live at 9:30 a.m. (Alaska time) to watch the streaming video!

"Let's Move! in Indian Country" focuses on four pillars that are essential to building a healthy future for Alaska Native and American Indian youth:

  • Creating a healthy start on life
  • Creating healthy learning communities
  • Fostering healthy, comprehensive food systems policies
  • Increasing opportunities for physical activity

The featured panelists have demonstrated success in one or more of these pillars and will share their stories.  They will be joined by the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives and Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass, Acting Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Del Laverdure, and White House Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs Jodi Gillette.

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