As many of you know, The First Lady, Michelle Obama, has been a staunch advocate for better health conditions in our schools and homes in an effort to help reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity we are facing today in America. She spearheaded the creation of the Let’s Move National Movement:
“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.”
– First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch on February 9, 2010
Michelle Obama has also publicly announced that she uses many of their own fresh frits and vegetables for preparing meals in the White House which she and her staff source from their own garden on the grounds.
I’m personally very excited for the idea that local communities can have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and I’m encouraged by the Let’s Move movement. You can join your local chapter by visiting the site here and see how you can help your local area to offer more access to fresh fruits and vegetables for needy communities, and to encourage our children to embrace movement vs stagnancy.
So, in keeping with this theme of the White House’s healthy focus, I thought I would share with you a recent video clip from the Today Show where Matt Lauer interviews Cris Comerford, the White House Executive Chef, as she prepares a delicious and healthy Chopped green salad (recipe below). Click here to watch the video, and see below for the Chopped Salad recipe.