Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Michelle Obama: ‘We Start With Kids ... We Can Affect Who They Will Be Forever

Michelle Obama:

‘We Start With Kids ... We Can Affect Who They Will Be Forever: Among the schools Mrs. Obama praised was the Burlington Elementary School of North Dakota, where, she said, the teachers eat two USDA-approved meals a day with the students.

“And the teachers eat breakfast and lunch with students every single day,” said Mrs. Obama. “Now, that's a sacrifice. You know it. That's love. They even send out a monthly newsletter called, “Nutrition Notes,” to provide healthy eating tips and recipes for the families.

“You’re affecting not just how these kids feed themselves, but how they’re going to feed their own children,” she said.....

“So the beauty is, is that you’re not just making this generation of kids healthier, but the next generation as well. And that is truly, truly powerful stuff,” she said.

Mrs. Obama said that the children trained in these schools may have a trickle-down effect on their families.

“They're changing the way they think about their health and they're trickling that information down to their families,” said the First Lady.

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