School lunch has remained a topic of national discussion since First Lady Michelle Obama helped encourage Congress to pass the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act in 2010. While schools may have had success integrating healthier options into lunch rooms, getting kids to like those options is a whole different challenge.
The Abeona House is a New Orleans preschool that’s working to address this issue, by introducing farm-to-table values to children from the very start.
First Lady Michelle Obama brought her signature message about reducing childhood obesity to New Orleans. The First Lady also mentioned immigration and health care matters occupying her husband’s agenda.
Mrs. Obama visited the Brock Elementary School in Slidell, which is nationally recognized for excellence in nutrition. The first lady has been promoting the Let's Move initiative, which has so far focused on eating healthy foods. Now, she says, it's time to encourage more children to earn the President's Active Lifestyle Award. That means exercising five days a week for six weeks.