First lady promotes fruits, vegetables, kickboxing
March 11th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
1 year ago

First lady promotes fruits, vegetables, kickboxing

(CNN) – Michelle Obama may be the first first lady who can kick your butt.

In comments as part of a "Twitter Town Hall" she hosted Monday morning, the first lady said kickboxing is her favorite stress reliever. Of course, she also said children should be exercising 60 minutes a day and that they should steer clear of processed foods whenever possible.


Questions ranged from how to encourage healthy eating habits among children to what steps can be taken to combat negative body image among young adults.

The first lady emphasized serving fruits and vegetables at a young age is key to developing health eating habits and said it is important to "Focus on how kids feel, not how they look."

And what about Mrs. Obama's favorite winter recipe?

"I love turkey & veggie chili," she said.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    She's such a horrible person. Here she is wanting kids to eat healthy, live longer lives and be more productive. Can't she find better things to do?

    Keep up the good work First Lady. Eating healthy benefits everyone. Lower healthcare costs, longer lives and better self esteem.

    March 11, 2013 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Give me a hot and hearty soup when it's cold outside, and I'm happy.

    March 11, 2013 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  3. ST

    What she is doing is remarkable and appreciated, BUT it looks like a short term effort. Who will take over her good work as soon as she is former First Lady?

    March 11, 2013 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    ST asked:

    What she is doing is remarkable and appreciated, BUT it looks like a short term effort. Who will take over her good work as soon as she is former First Lady?
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    Hopefully, the kids' parents will. Who, in turn, will hopefully grow up and impress the same values upon their own kids. And somehow I doubt that the effort will cease when she is no longer first lady.

    March 11, 2013 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. freedom

    Since so many in this country will be unemployed and without healthcare due to Obamacare, and with the increase of those on food stamps – the obesity rate is sure to go up. These efforts are counter-productive to her husbands destructive policies.

    March 11, 2013 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |