Always full of healthy family advice, First Lady Michelle Obama talks family traditions, her own choices for healthy eating, and what she believes to be the biggest challenges facing parents today in the latest issue of Parenting.
She stresses the importance of physical activity in the form of team sports. In fact, her and President Barack Obama set the expectation that sports are as important as homework and friends. She reveals:
“It’s important to learn how…Read full post
First Lady Michelle Obama just celebrated the second anniversary of her legacy platform Let’s Move, an initiative to fight obesity by encouraging healthy eating and exercise for families and children. But that doesn’t mean obsessing over your weight. In fact, she thinks women should avoid scales and measuring their waist all together. She doesn’t exercise to whittle her waistline, rather to show her daughters the importance of putting yourself on your priority list.
Never shy to voice her opinion and offer advice, Mrs. Obama spoke…Read full post
Congress is taking step in right direction towards fighting childhood obesity, through better nutrition guidelines for school lunches. Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the new guidelines yesterday during elementary school visits. The first lady believes better nutrition will help children perform and learn better, too.
“As parents, we try to prepare decent meals, limit how much junk food our kids eat, and ensure they have a reasonably balanced diet,” Michelle Obama said. “And when we’re putting in all…Read full post