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First Lady Obama plants a garden and teaches kids about the fun of nutrition

Posted on Mar 25, 2009 by Maggie LaBarbera

First Lady Michelle Obama shouted, "Let's hear it for vegetables" and "Let's hear it for fruits!"On March 20, First Lady Obama began the first full-fledged organic garden right on the grounds of the White House. With the help of about 2 dozen fifth graders, they dug and raked the soil getting it ready for planting. She plans on having the kids help harvest the crop too.

This is all part of our First Lady leading by example in her call for "Healthful Eating". First Lady Obama understands the challenges facing our children, the growing childhood obesity crisis and the importance of developing healthy habits at a young age. She has two daughters and knows the challenges in getting them to eat healthy.

I think this is a great first step. Kids are more apt to try more fruits and vegetables when they have more fun experiences associated with them. Planting a garden or growing a plant in a potter, is a fun way to get kids involved and excited about fruits and vegetables.

I say "Let's hear it for our First Lady, Michelle Obama!"

Resources: 10 Easy to Grow Vegetables for Kids -Obama White House Garden Gardening with Kids Tips




Friday, Apr 03, 2009 @ 10:29 AM

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Growing veggies is fun and healthy - you can start seedlings quickly with grow lights. Gardening at home in small spaces, it's an art! Your blog post will be a lot of help. Thanks
Friday, Apr 03, 2009 @ 07:12 PM

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