WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House East Room was remade into a lunchroom Wednesday afternoon for about 20 kids from across the country. The First Lady hosted the students to celebrate the 5th anniversary of her Let’s Move! Campaign and talked to them about the importance of healthy earing. She also talked to them about pollinators such as bees and butterflies that are necessary for our food supply.
“One out of every three bites of foot we take in this country is the result of a pollinator garden somewhere,” she said.
Most of the students were from the Washington, D.C. area but two students from the Pine Ridge, South Dakota area flew in to represent Indian Country. These preteens were acutely aware about childhood obesity rates.
“Since 2000 childhood obesity has been a problem so that’s why Michelle Obama started lets move,” said ten year old Gabriel Brooks.
American Indian and Alaska Native children have some of the highest obesity rates in the country.