Michelle asks kids to exercise and eat right
First lady Michelle Obama hooped it up for health — hula hooped, that is — managing to get in an impressive 142 swivels before her hula hoop hit the ground. It was all for a good cause.entertainment Updated: Oct 22, 2009 15:14 IST
It was all for a good cause — encouraging kids to get more physical activity and eat better.
The first lady hosted a "healthy kids fair" on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday and invited about 100 children and parents from local elementary schools. Chefs demonstrated how to make healthy-but-yummy snacks. And the first lady delivered a pep talk about eating right.
It wasn't all gloom, doom and nutrition.
Obama said it's OK to eat fun stuff sometimes — as long as you usually eat right.
"There's nothing that the first family loves more than a good burger, right?" Obama said. "And look, my favorite food in whole wide world are french fries. I love them. Dearly. Deeply. I have a good relationship with french fries and I would eat them every single day if I could."
"I tell my girls this: If you're getting the right foods for most of the time, then when it's time to have cake and french fries on those special occasions, then you balance it out."
Obama also managed a spot-on imitation of kids whining about eating their vegetables.