November 11, 2011

Category: First Lady

First Lady: Her Garden of Eatin’

The First Lady has been on the move and tending to her garden this autumn, a love that she plans to document in her upcoming book, “American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools and Communities,” scheduled to be released on (my birthday) April 10, 2012 (gift-wrap won’t be necessary!:)

“It’s important for people to understand that this garden, our 1,100-square-feet plus…cost us about two hundred dollars to plant. You don’t have to be the First Lady, you don’t have to have the South Lawn to access healthy, fresh food.”

“Our ultimate hope is that when kids participate in the growth of food they’ll be more interested in using that food, and be more likely to try some new things. And then that way you can slip in a little education… and they take pride and ownership in it.”

-Michelle Obama on the Nate Berkus Show

“I try to have no absolute nos. I love french fries, I like a good burger, and I like pie. And that’s okay. I would be depressed if I felt I could never eat the things that I love. I also don’t want my girls to be obsessed about food. We don’t have a “no junk food” rule—I just want them to think about their choices. When my older daughter asks, “Can I have pie?” I’ll say, “Did you have it yesterday? Well, what do you think?” And she’ll come to the conclusion that, you know, you’re right, I shouldn’t eat pie every night.”

-Michelle Obama in Prevention Magazine

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