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Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
WHITE HOUSE: - MRS. OBAMA: So welcome to the White House, the South Lawn! What do you think?
AMERICAN INDIAN CHILD: I like it!
MRS. OBAMA: You like it? It's okay? It's awesome.
First Lady Michelle Obama
This is a very special day for the White House Kitchen Garden because in addition to harvesting some of the lettuces, I think we've got broccoli that's ready.
So we're going to pick some of that and we're going to use some of that food in the White House to feed the President's family and our guests. But we're also going to give it away to people who need good, healthy food who don't have homes. So we're going to be able to get a lot done.
But we're also going to do a Three Sisters planting today because last week we launched a special new part of our “Let's Move” initiative. Do you guys know all about “Let's Move,” what we're trying to do? Have you heard about it?
We're going to try to make sure that all you kids grow up healthy, knowing what to eat, knowing how to exercise. It's a whole initiative to work with people all across the country to think about how we eat and how we move our bodies so that you guys grow up healthy and strong and able to do well in school and be successful in life. That's what the whole “Let's Move” effort is about.
This is the first time ever that we're going to do a Three Sisters planting here in the White House Kitchen Garden.
posted June 4, 2011 12:56 pm et
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