Did you know First Lady Michelle Obama loves French fries? It came as a surprise to us as well, considering she’s been promoting her Let’s Move! Campaign in an effort to keep kids across the U.S. healthy and active. But she explained in a recent interview with 11-year-old Scholastic News Kid Reporter Topanga Sena of Orlando, Florida, “I tell my kids, if you’re eating right at home, then when you go out you can have fun. If you’re getting your exercise, you don’t have to worry about it. So I don’t believe in absolute no’s to anything because that doesn’t make life fun.”
The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is a group of 59 talented young reporters, ages 10-14, from across the country and Sena was one of two Scholastic New Kid Reporters that had the chance to interview Obama. She spoke with the First Lady before a Let’s Move! event in Disney World about the successes of the campaign, about being the “First Mom”, and on how to get kids moving.
“The ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative can work because it’s easy and cheap,” Obama said. “If we can get kids moving more, if we can take out sugary drinks, if we can make school lunches better, if we can get you guys educated about what to eat—these are all things we can control. It doesn’t take millions of dollars and a whole bunch of legislation to get it done.”
Via: Look to the Stars