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First Lady Michelle Obama – Schools Should Teach Children How to Raise, Harvest and Prepare Their Own Food

Official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama in the Green Room of the White House, Feb. 12, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Touch the Soil News #324 Upon arriving at the White House (seven years ago), first lady Michelle Obama took healthy eating into her own hands and established a kitchen garden on the White House Lawn. In addition to sourcing food from the garden, it has become a public learning place for children. The education is about food from seed to plate. First Lady Michelle Obama and chef Sam Kass plant the White House kitchen garden with the help of Bancroft Elementary School fifth graders in 2009 (Photo courtesy of the White House) Today, the White House Kitchen Garden is open for tours to community groups and schools. A maximum group…

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