On Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama visited Manhattan's New Museum where she spoke with a group of eighth grade students. Her topic of course was healthy eating but she also helped to spread the museum's pro-hydration message about drinking more water.
The students partipated in a huge paint-by-numbers project for the show and had the honor of Mrs. Obama signing it.
“You guys are going to make a huge, huge impact on the health of our nation,” she said, noting that plans call for taking the show to museums and galleries in Washington and other cities around the country.
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“The fact that you guys can be involved in something this huge and exhibit this kind of creativity all over the country is like a once-in-a-lifetime thing, so you should feel very excited,” she said, “because I certainly am.”
The First Lady is touring and making appearances to celebrate the fourth year of her anti-childhood-obesity initiative.
Mrs. Obama has made wellness for children and childhood obesity her mission. With her Let's Move program she is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
Visit www.letsmove.gov to learn more.