The First Lady has been leading the way when it comes to keeping our kids in tip-top shape, from her “Let’s Move!” campaign to school lunch reform. Yesterday afternoon, she held a Twitter Q&A in which she answered some questions about the future of school lunches and keeping kids healthy.
Vending machines don’t have to be all bad: Mrs. Obama said that starting this fall, the FDA will be putting healthier snacks in school vending machines.
She started a White House garden in part to help kids make healthy choices: Making kids a part of the process of making healthier choices for themselves is part of the reason why she created the White House garden.
She wants Home Economics classes to make a comeback: When a user asked about teaching cooking in schools, the First Lady said that the USDA is exploring how cooking can be more readily available as a skill for students to learn in school in the future.
Local produce should make an appearance in school lunches: “Seasonal produce is often more affordable and supporting local farmers helps the economy and helps our kids,”says FLOTUS.
She means business when it comes to raising healthy kids: When one user asked about teaching kids to have more adventurous palates, she said “be vigilant and start early. It takes many tries before kids adjust to new tastes.”
90% of schools have met the new standards: But that still means we have a ways to go.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi