February 28th, 2014
05:13 AM ET
8 months ago

Obama and Biden show us their moves

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are running again. But this time, not for office.

Demanding jobs aside, the two jogged around the White House in their ties to highlight the need to keep in shape.

"Mr. President, are you ready to move," Biden asked as he entered the Oval Office.

"Absolutely, let's do this thing. Let's move," Obama responded.

The two taped the video as part of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative, which aims to reduce childhood obesity.

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February 27th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
8 months ago

Nutrition labels to get makeover for first time in 20 years

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration is hoping to make healthy eating easier for Americans by announcing a makeover for all nutrition labels on pre-packaged foods.

The Food and Drug Administration’s proposed new rules would be the first upgrade in 20 years and would include changing the serving size and updating the recommended daily guidelines for various nutrients.

The guidelines will be announced on Thursday by first lady Michelle Obama in an event at the White House.

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Filed under: FDA • Health care • Michelle Obama • White House
February 25th, 2014
09:12 AM ET
8 months ago

New rules would ban junk food from being marketed in schools

Updated 1:02 p.m. ET, 2/25/2014

Washington (CNN) - New rules first lady Michelle Obama proposed on Tuesday would limit the types of foods and beverages that can be advertised in schools.

Under the suggested federal regulations, companies would no longer be permitted to use logos of high calorie products on cups, vending machines or posters, a common sight in schools around the nation.
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Filed under: Michelle Obama
February 21st, 2014
03:46 AM ET
8 months ago

First Lady: Show me your moves

(CNN) – First lady Michelle Obama wants to know – how do you move?

The First Lady announced a new component of her “Let’s Move” initiative during her appearance Thursday on NBC's “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

“What we ask people to do is show us how you’re moving,” she said. “I want to see how people around the country are moving and changing the standards for health for our kids because people are doing some amazing things.”

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Filed under: Jimmy Fallon • Michelle Obama
Survey: The best of the first ladies
1940: Eleanor Roosevelt making an address at the headquarters of the American Red Cross at Washington DC appealing for donations to a Red Cross War Relief drive.
February 15th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
8 months ago

Survey: The best of the first ladies

(CNN) – The longest-serving first lady also outranks the others who have held the title in integrity, accomplishments and public image.

At least when it comes to a survey of historians and experts on what best epitomizes the characteristics of a first lady: Eleanor Roosevelt is their choice.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Michelle Obama • White House
Michelle Obama to join Fallon's first week on 'Tonight Show'
February 10th, 2014
02:33 PM ET
8 months ago

Michelle Obama to join Fallon's first week on 'Tonight Show'

(CNN) - He's got the first lady for his first week.

Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama will once again team up when Fallon starts at his new gig as host of NBC's "Tonight Show."
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Filed under: Jimmy Fallon • Michelle Obama
First lady to college applicants: ‘Don’t leave money on the table’
Michelle Obama met with students and parents at T.C Williams High School in Virginia to discuss the importance of students filling FAFSA applications.
February 5th, 2014
04:21 PM ET
9 months ago

First lady to college applicants: ‘Don’t leave money on the table’

Washington (CNN) – For students wondering how they’ll pay for college, First Lady Michelle Obama has a bit of advice: applying for federal student aid is easy and worth it.

“That’s my message for you and for students across the country. Fill out those forms,” Mrs. Obama said. “Don’t leave money on the table.”

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Filed under: Education • Michelle Obama
First lady says girls aren’t interested when President gets his ‘butt kicked’
January 30th, 2014
01:21 PM ET
9 months ago

First lady says girls aren’t interested when President gets his ‘butt kicked’

Washington (CNN) - The end of 2013 may have been rough going for President Barack Obama, but political strife over Obamacare’s botched rollout and NSA spying didn’t cross over into his family life, according to the first lady.

When Obama got his “butt kicked,” his daughters didn’t offer too much sympathy, Michelle Obama told Ryan Seacrest Thursday in a radio interview.

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Filed under: California • Michelle Obama
Boston bombing survivors, gay pro athlete to sit in First Lady's box
January 27th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Boston bombing survivors, gay pro athlete to sit in First Lady's box

Washington (CNN) — Survivors of two 2013 disasters — both natural and made-made — will be honored guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address alongside Jason Collins, the former NBA center who in 2013 became the first openly gay male athlete in one of the four major American pro leagues.

Invitees to the First Lady’s box at the annual address to Congress are usually chosen either for their bravery — last year’s included a Medal of Honor winner — or to illustrate a policy the President is advocating during his time in front of the cameras. In 2012 Obama invited Warren Buffett’s secretary to help push raising taxes for wealthy Americans.
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Filed under: Michelle Obama • State of the Union
Michelle Obama eats fast food…for a reason
January 23rd, 2014
03:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Michelle Obama eats fast food…for a reason

Washington (CNN) - First Lady Michelle Obama ate lunch at a Subway sandwich shop Thursday to thank the chain for launching a new healthy food program aimed at kids. She announced the chain had taken up her challenge to offer healthier food choices and stop marketing unhealthy foods to children.

At the event, Subway announced that as of February 1, it would only offer items on its kids menu that meet federal nutritional guidelines for school lunches. They also promise to offer children healthy choices and sides that would include apples instead of chips, and drinks like water or low fat milk instead of sodas.
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Filed under: Michelle Obama
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