Skip to comments.First Lady Michelle Obama Talks Healthy Habits with Toddlers
Posted on 11/02/2011 7:02:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans yesterday, where she led the toddlers in some exercises and read them a book that is an Obama family favorite.
Mrs. Obama was in New Orleans to highlight the importance of building healthy habits at a very young age, a key component of the Let's Move Child Care initiative, which is designed to get child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits. After she finished a round of stretching, jumping and marching in place, the First Lady read two books to the children and their parents. First up was "Lunch" by Denise Fleming, about a mouse that eats vegetables and fruit, followed by "Where the Wild Things Are," the children's classic (beloved by the Obamas) by Maurice Sendak.
Royal Castle Child Development Center offers an arts-based health curriculum called Eat Sleep Play that is designed to teach children, parents and caregivers how to eat healthy, get the right amount of sleep and lead an active lifestyle. It is conducted by the Louisiana Childrens Museum, which is part of the Lets Move Museums and Gardens program.
Transforming the way we feed children and teaching them healthy habits from the beginning is the core of Let's Move Child Care, which has a five point checklist (and quiz) for childcare providers:
Provide one to two hours of physical activity daily. No TV or media screen time for children under age 2. Limit screen time for older children to no more than 30 minutes per week during child care, and ensure children have no more than one to two hours of quality screen time per day overall. Serve fruits and vegetables at every meal, eaten family-style when possible and no fried foods. Provide access to water throughout the day, and do not serve sugary drinks. Support mothers who want to breast-feed by providing mothers milk to infants and welcoming mothers who want to breast-feed their children during the child-care day.
Why, yes I do.
The criminals live in government and the roads and canals are, now, only built by mafia unions.
Did she read “My Pet Goat”?
Now she is in friggin New Orleans, and of course we sent her down there on our plane.
These two creatures have used us to the point of it being BS. Even when they go to the same place they travel on separate planes.
This crap needs to stop. Next week France then bali and Australia Christmas in Hawaii.. Damn how many flights do these people have to take before someone says Whoa>
The turds in “Occupy “ Are definitely ithe worng place, they need to be shouting about Obama’s trips, flights golf,Camp David., bus’s. How much is this costing us with no one in the Congress to say WhoA.
After which the children replied, “don't eat us!”
Many years of therapy will be required.
How about an entourage of 3000 for 10 days at 200M / day?
How soon we forget!....Great pic too!
The Letter D is for delicious.
The Letter R is for revolting.