Mrs. Obama has only been in the White House for a few weeks but she’s already emerged as a champion of healthy food and healthy living, regardless of income level. The First Lady praised the menu last week while volunteering at Miriam’s Kitchen, a nonprofit drop-in center serving Washington D.C.’s homeless population. She also seized the moment to urge Americans to provide fresh, unprocessed and locally grown foods to their families and to the neediest in their communities, according to The New York Times. Our First Lady has praised community vegetable gardens, opened up her own kitchen to show off the White House chefs’ prowess with vegetables and told stories about feeding less fattening foods to Malia and Sasha. White House officials say the focus on healthy living will be a significant item on Mrs. Obama’s agenda.—BB
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