Robyn Major, GSA Child Care Program Manager in the Mid Atlantic Region received a 2013 Public Service Award from the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board. Robyn’s leadership of the region’s child care program was cited for recognition, specifically highlighting this region as the first in the GSA national network to attain certification in the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” Childhood Anti Obesity Initiative.
The nine regional child care centers have a total of 818 children enrolled in their programs in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia. Robyn and the child care centers embraced the Let’s Move effort which embraces healthy eating and physical activity. Robyn helped organize soccer instruction and yoga classes for 87 children at the William J. Green, Jr. Federal Child Care Center in Philadelphia. An herb garden was planted at the Little Eagle Child Care Center in Kearneysville, West Virginia giving 85 children access to it.
As the First Lady says; “If our kids get into the habit of getting up and playing, if their palates warm up to veggies at an early age, and if they’re not glued to a TV screen all day, they’re on their way to healthy habits for life.”
Look for Robyn in the centers, encouraging good nutrition, good fun, and good habits. Good work Robyn. Congratulations.