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Michelle Obama gets hands dirty to inspire healthy nation

First lady Michelle Obama joins students from across the nation to plant the White House Kitchen Garden on April 15, 2015 (photo credit: Jerome Dorn)

First lady Michelle Obama joins students from across the nation to plant the White House Kitchen Garden on April 15, 2015 (photo credit: Jerome Dorn)

First lady Michelle Obama dressed down in a pair of black pants at the White House on Tuesday as she joined school children to plant the White House Kitchen Garden.

The annual planting, which started in 2009, is the public face of a campaign spearheaded by Mrs. Obama to spark a national conversation around the health and well-being of the nation, particularly children.

Over the years, the garden has taken on a leading role in educating Americans about the benefits of locally- grown produce in a bid to decrease obesity and diet-related health issues affecting the nation.

First lady Michelle Obama joins students from across the nation to plant the White House Kitchen Garden on April 15, 2015 (photo credit: Jerome Dorn)

First lady Michelle Obama joins students from across the nation to plant the White House Kitchen Garden on April 15, 2015 (photo credit: Jerome Dorn)

A year after the inaugural planting in the White House garden, Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! to encourage adults and children alike to eat right and keep active.

Since 2010, ten programs have launched under Let’s Move!  in collaboration with federal agencies, businesses, and non-profits to mobilize different sectors to work with the overall goals of Let’s Move!. The aim is to  offer solutions, objectives, and technical assistance to help kids and families lead healthier lives.

As part of the 5th anniversary of the ongoing Let’s Move! initiative, Mrs. Obama announced Tuesday a new interactive map available to the public online.  The map will showcase the impact of Let’s Move! programs and make it easier to get involved in local efforts.

Main photo by: Jerome Dorn

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Kunbi Tinuoye
Kunbi Tinuoye
Kunbi Tinuoye is the founder and CEO of UrbanGeekz. Previously, she worked as a News Correspondent for NBC’s theGrio. Prior, she was a senior broadcast journalist for the BBC in London. Tinuoye currently sits on the SXSW Pitch Advisory Board and CES Conference Advisory Board. She is a key player in the Atlanta tech startup ecosystem and serves as a mentor for Comcast NBCUniversal’s The Farm Accelerator. Tinuoye has received several awards and accolades, including being honored with a Resolution from the Georgia Legislative.
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