Monday, November 22, 2010

Miami Today: First Lady Michelle Obama Unveils New Let's Move! School Salad Bar Initiative

UPDATE: A full post about the event is here
First Lady Michelle Oba
ma brings the Let's Move! campaign to the Sunshine State today, with an afternoon visit to Riverside Elementary School in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. The First Lady will be joined by leaders from the fruit and vegetable industry, as well as public health officials, to announce a major commitment to support the use of salad bars in schools across the country.

Read "Healthy Food In Schools," Section III of the White House Task Force Report on Childhood Obesity, to learn more about how school salad bars figure in to Mrs. Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity; it's here [PDF].

The last industry commitment that was announced for Mrs. Obama's campaign came from major cookware corporations, who pledged to donate more than $2 million in stainless steel pots and pans, knives, utensils, and induction burners to schools participating in the Chefs Move To Schools initiative. At Riverside Elementary today, the First Lady will also be joined by Miami chefs who participate in Chefs Move to Schools. The chefs will give a cooking demonstration to show how schools can effectively use salad bars to provide students with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Last week, Mrs. Obama brought Let's Move! to Harlem, New York, and Newark, New Jersey. The details about her visits are here.