Monday, February 25, 2013

Tuesday: Michelle Obama Announces New Let's Move! Project On 'Good Morning America'

Chef Marcus Samulesson joins First Lady for a cooking demonstration...
UPDATE: CLICK HERE for the post about the interview
It won't have as many eyeballs as her outing at the Oscars, but First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday, Feb. 26 as part of the third anniversary of the Let's Move! campaign.  Mrs. Obama and c0-anchor Robin Roberts will discuss healthy cooking for families, and acclaimed New York chef Marcus Samuelsson will join the First Lady for a cooking demonstration, said the network.  (Above, Mrs. Obama and Roberts)

Mrs. Obama will announce a new Let's Move! partnership "that makes finding healthy, reliable recipes easy for busy parents," the White House said UPDATE: The MyPlate Recipe Partnership
 
A cookbook author and TV personality, Samuelsson owns Harlem's Red Rooster restaurant, and in 2009 was a guest chef at the White House for President Obama's State Dinner for India.  He also joined Mrs. Obama in the Kids' Kitchen at the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll, to demonstrate a healthy, kid-friendly recipe. (Above, cooking with Mrs. Obama)
 
On Wednesday, Mrs. Obama begins a three-state tour to celebrate the anniversary.  Her first stop is Clinton, Mississippi, where she will host a culinary competition between school chefs, joined by celebrity chef Rachael Ray.  It will be broadcast on Ray's ABC show on March 11.


The GMA interview is Mrs. Obama's first morning show interview, according to ABC, and was filmed when Mrs. Obama was in New York last Friday, where she appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Dr. Oz Show.  That show will air on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Mrs. Obama's anniversary tour takes her to events in Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri to spotlight achievements for her childhood obesity initiative. 

CLICK HERE for links to all third anniversary posts.

*ABC photo at top; cooking photo by Eddie Gehman Kohan/Obama Foodorama