US: The First Lady is gearing up to join students from across the country to plant the White House Kitchen Garden for the seventh year in a row. In 2009, Mrs. Obama planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and well being of our nation—a conversation that evolved into her Let’s Move! Initiative. Parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, child care providers, community and faith leaders, and kids have actively participated in the initiative ever since it was launched.
As part of the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move! Mrs. Obama is planning to announce a new interactive map that will be available to the public online. The map will demonstrate the impact of Let’s Move! Programmes across the nation and make it easier for the public to get involved in local efforts. In addition, the First Lady will share a special #GimmeFive garden challenge as part of her Let’s Move! Fifth anniversary challenge encouraging Americans to #GimmeFive things they are doing to lead healthier lives.
The First Lady’s remarks will be streamed live at www.whitehouse.gov/live.