"Kids from urban environments, from households (like) mine, who were raised on fried foods and good, tasty stuff, were fully engaged in the process of planting these vegetables and watching them grow and harvesting them and cleaning them and cooking them and eating them, and writing about how vegetables were their friends," she says. "So we thought we could be on to something here if we make this conversation a national conversation."-First Lady Michelle Obama
“She said fighting the epidemic of childhood obesity has to be a family effort and "it doesn't take money," suggesting long walks after dinner or dancing in the living room. "This isn't about physical prowess," she said. "It's about movement. And we have to go from sitting to standing to walking to moving." -First Lady Michelle Obama”
"Only 1 in 3 kids is active every day," Obama told the crowd at McCormick Place. "That's not just bad for their bodies, it's also bad for their minds, because being less active can actually hurt kids' academic performance as well."