Jumping jackers break record
December 12th, 2011
02:47 PM ET

Jumping jackers break record

First Lady Michelle Obama is now a world record holder! As part of her "Let's Move" childhood anti-obesity campaign, and in conjunction with National Geographic Kids," the first lady led a record number of people doing jumping jacks over a 24-hour period on October 11, 2011. She released the details this morning on the Let's Move website:

Back in October, the First Lady joined students, teachers, and parents from all over the country to reach for a big goal: breaking the world record for the number of people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The old record was over 20,000 people, so trying to break it was no small feat.

Today, we’re proud to announce that with your help, 300,265 people jumped that day! Breaking the record is a huge accomplishment. But we still have a lot of work left to do to meet an even bigger goal: ending childhood obesity within a generation so all children have a chance to grow up healthy and strong.

To reach that goal, we need to make sure that all kids are getting the nutrition they need, have a chance to be active each day and get support from our schools, families and communities. That’s what the Let’s Move! initiative is all about.


Topics: Let's Move • Michelle Obama • The Buzz
POTUS's schedule for Monday, December 12, 2011
December 12th, 2011
08:27 AM ET

POTUS's schedule for Monday, December 12, 2011

With only a few weeks until the withdrawal of U.S. troops, it's all about Iraq here at the White House. President Obama will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki to discuss the relationship between the two countries. As of today, there are still 6,000 troops among four bases in Iraq and today's meeting will be part of establishing the next phase of the partnership. The first thing on President Obama's schedule is an expanded bilateral meeting with al-Maliki where both countries' delegations will be present. Afterwards, it's a meeting with just the two leaders, which is closed to the press. The big event of the day will be a joint press conference in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at 11:35am. The only other thing on the president's agenda is a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Click below for the entire schedule released by the White House. FULL POST


Topics: Daily Schedule • Iraq • The Vault