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First Lady cultivates White House garden

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 01:18

Children join U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama in White House garden as she promotes ''Let's Move'' campaign aimed at combatting childhood obesity. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off her latest garden challenge at the White House on Wednesday (April 15), the same day she launched a new interactive map for her "Let's Move" campaign, aimed at tackling childhood obesity. Mrs. Obama hopes to get people across the country involved in their local chapters of the program. The interactive map also highlights several "sub-initiatives", such as reading and childcare programs, launched in collaboration with governments, businesses and non-profit organizations across the U.S. "We want to encourage kids, communities, schools who have community gardens out there to join us," Mrs. Obama said, before school children dashed from their picnic tables to the White House Kitchen Garden to get started. "We got broccoli, we got spinach, we got bok choy, we've got radishes and lettuce. These kids are on it," she said. Mrs. Obama then got down in the dirt with the children, helping them plant and water their new vegetables. The "Let's Move" campaign is in its fifth year.

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First Lady cultivates White House garden

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 01:18