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.
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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