Michelle Obama for the Let's Move initiative

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Each month, I choose a woman to celebrate for the wonderful Kim at Sperk* and her Wednesday’s Woman post. Honoring inspirational women, spotlighting their good works and spreading the word has been fun, educational and inspirational to me as well.

This month, I’m writing about a wife and mother who has extended her concern for the health and wellness of her own family to all of our families and children.

Today’s Wednesday’s Woman is Michelle Obama.

From writing her book, American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America to creating Let’s Move, a program and web site designed to educate and empower parents, schools and even community leaders to help provide healthier food choices and opportunities for play and exercise for today’s children – Michelle Obama has made the fight against childhood obesity and raising a healthier, happier generation a national priority.

Please stop by Sperk* today to read more about today’s Wednesday’s Woman and the important work she is doing. You can also find out more about her initiative for the next generation at Let’s Move.

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4 comments on “Wednesday’s Woman: Eat, Move, Live – Healthy!

  • As a Canadian, I’m always amazed at how involved the First Lady is in her powerful husbands’ world. It is so amazing and such an affirming thing for young girls to see, that even though you might just be “his wife” —- you still have the power to affect change. To inspire a nation. You can be married to a VIP….and not exist solely within that shadow. Also, it is a wonderful thing to think of the Presidency as a marital team in a way. If it’s a strong, loving and respectful marriage; that is a golden thing for a nation to witness.

    We never know too much about our Prime Minister’s wife (well, aside from the Margaret Trudeau days – which wasn’t always a good thing), so it’s refreshing for sure. Thanks for sharing about this truly inspiring and lovely lady. *Dontcha just covet her nicely toned arms? wow.*

    • That’s such a great point and something I really like and admire as well, Michelle Obama doesn’t live in anyone’s shadow or like a background character. I feel like the first family also does a great job of showing themselves as a team and as being very loving and mutually respectful. All good stuff! Thank you so much for reading, so glad you liked this one as well Rory!

  • That’s awsome choosing the First Lady! (Love her!)Lots of “food” for thought, too! And what better way to get kids to eat healthy/get fil than by planting a garden, or having access to a community garden or an urban garden/farm. I’m reading a lot of books on the subject (going locavore, urban farming, edible landscapes) and I especially love reading Farm City by Novella Carpenter about her urban farm in Oakland, California. I could go and on! And I need to check out Kim’s Wed. Women, I remember her mentioning it then forgot all about it!

    • Yes – I love the garden idea, I wish we had a space for one but hopefully one day….those books sound great, I will have to check them out. Please do check out Kim’s Wed Woman, she’s got a great blog and her weekly tributes are awesome. Thank you so much for stopping by Lisa!

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