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Michelle Obama plants White House Kitchen Garden

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First Lady Michelle Obama will join school children from across the country today to plant the White House Kitchen Garden for the fifth year in a row.

First lady Michelle Obama plants vegetable seedlings with Girl Scouts during a spring planting of the White House kitchen garden in 2012. AP Photo.

Mrs. Obama planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of our nation – a conversation that evolved into her Let’s Move! initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.

This year, Mrs. Obama invited children from schools that have made exceptional improvements to school lunches through implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, in addition to Harriet Tubman and Bancroft Elementary Schools in Washington, DC which have been active participants in the White House Kitchen Garden.

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