Monday, May 09, 2011

Michelle Obama Featured In Amtrak Magazine

Let's Move! campaign is cover story for glossy rail travelers' magazine; First Lady pens a call to action...
First Lady Michelle Obama is featured on the cover of the May/June issue of Arrive magazine, a travelers' publication from Amtrak. It's placed on trains and in train stations all along the Northeast corridor. Mrs. Obama has also penned the issue's centerpiece story, "Forward Motion." There's also a separate feature on Mrs. Obama's September, 2010 farm-to-table luncheon for UN Spouses, which was held at Chef Dan Barber's Blue Hill restaurant, at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York.

Download the full issue of Arrive here.

Mrs. Obama's article is a recap of her healthy eating and fitness initiatives and a call to action for her Let's Move! campaign. It also highlights some grassroots achievements.

At Mrs. Obama's Blue Hill luncheon, White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford, Executive Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass joined Barber in his kitchen to cook the meal. Barber was in Washington, DC last week to speak in a joint appearance with Kass at the "Future of Food" conference, where the Prince of Wales praised Mrs. Obama during his keynote speech. (Above: Mrs. Obama's portrait for her featured "Arrive" article)

Barber was at the White House today, too. He's a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and joined Mrs. Obama for a Let's Move/Joining Forces event.

As a side note on Amtrak: President Obama has committed billions of dollars to high-speed rail initiatives since taking office; today on the White House blog, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood writes that the Administration is "one step closer" to "bringing President Obama's vision of American high-speed rail" to "reality with $2.02 billion in targeted investments." Vice President Joe Biden was, during his Congressional career, well known for riding Amtrak to commute to his hometown of Wilmington, Del.

*Cover from Arrive