by Allyson Koerner
Categories: Eats, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Print
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Michelle Obama’s first book about her White House produce garden has received a title and publication date.

Crown Publishers announced the first lady’s book will be called ‘American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools and Communities,’ which is scheduled to be published in April.

Mrs. Obama strongly supports a healthy diet and exercise and is a well-known advocate for preventing childhood obesity, which she fights for with her nationwide campaign called ‘Let’s Move!’ throughout the U.S. Such issues will be present in her book.

“Through telling the story of the White House kitchen garden, Mrs. Obama will explore in American Grown how increased access to healthy, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve health of families and communities across America,” Crown said in their announcement.

The publisher also announced how Mrs. Obama’s daughters influenced her to plant a garden and to instill healthy eating habits within her family.

“Mrs. Obama will describe how her daughters, Sasha and Malia, were catalysts for change in her own family’s eating behavior, which inspired Mrs. Obama to plant an edible garden on the South Lawn — the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s “Victory Garden” planted during World War II.”

She accepted no advance for the book and all proceeds will be donated to a charity, yet to be named. ‘American Grown’ will hit shelves, both in print and digital editions, on April 10, 2012.

About Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner first found her love of writing while attending Westminster College in Pennsylvania, and that passion evolved while she was earning her Master's in Print & Multimedia Journalism at Boston's Emerson College. She's an experienced writer dabbling in all things vegan, green, entertainment and TV-related. Feel free to keep tabs on her over at Twitter: @AllysonKoerner.

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  • Green Joy

    Childhood obesity is something that the American culture is frequently lambasted for, and being an influential person, it’s wonderful to see that Mrs. Obama is advocating an important topic. Instilling proper habits in the next generation because they will be the largest force of change. By forgoing the traditional upbringing which also encourages over-consumption and excesses in their lifestyle, parents can truly show teach and motivate their children to adopt a sustainable life.

    Juan Miguel Ruiz (Going Green)

  • herwin

    big deal. we rather would like to see something good from her husband, who proved to be a lying politcian like all the rest. Not some feel good green image sesame street kinda thing. Hey, also the Bushes had an organic garden in the white house AND installed solar panels. Why we dont read about that ?