Betty on the News: Michelle Obama is a Hula Hoop Champ
In an effort to encourage kids to get more active, First Lady Michelle Obama hula hooped for an impressive amount of time on the White House lawn.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a “Healthy Kids Fair” on the South Lawn of the White House where she spoke to 100 children and parents from local schools about why it was important to eat right.
“There’s nothing that the first family loves more than a good burger, right?” she said. “And look, my favorite food in the 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.”
Mrs. Obama added, “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.”
Local chefs demonstrated how to make healthy but still delicious snacks and the First Lady also encouraged kids to be more physical by demonstrating her hula hoop prowress and managing over 142 swivels before her hula hoop hit the ground. (NY Post)