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FLOTUS back in Florida to promote healthy eating



First lady Michelle Obama, who was just in Tampa last week promoting healthy eating, is coming back to Florida on Feb. 10-11.

From the White House:

Feb. 10 -- Homestead, Florida * 3:30 PM * WebMD Town Hall: Simple Tips For Healthy Families
Mrs. Obama will join experts from WebMD, a leading source of health information for consumers and professionals and a free source of trusted information on children’s health and wellness, to answer questions from a live local audience and a national online audience about how families can implement healthy changes in their daily lives.  The WebMD town hall style discussion will be held at a Miami-area YMCA. In November 2011, the YMCA, a leading nonprofit dedicated to youth development and healthy living and one of the nation’s largest child-care providers, announced that it is adopting a set of standards to ensure its programs offer children fruits, vegetables and water as snacks and adequate physical activity while children are in their care. The panel will include a WebMD pediatrician and nutritionist and a health and well-being expert from the YMCA. Parents can submit questions for the First Lady and the panel at
Orlando, Florida * 7:00 PM ET * Change Begins at Home
Mrs. Obama will visit the home of an Orlando-area family who has made changes to become healthier. Mrs. Obama will have dinner with the family in their home and discuss the everyday changes families can make.
Feb. 11 -- Longwood, Florida * 10:00 AM ET * Faith and Community Groups Leading the Way
Mrs. Obama will speak to a gathering of 3,000 people from diverse faiths at Northland, A Church Distributed, about the work of faith and community organizations across America to support healthy lifestyles. Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! Faith and Communities in November 2010 and since then, these organizations have initiated a broad range of activities including logging over 1,500,000 miles walked and working to provide healthy food to their congregations.  Saturday’s program will include choirs, performers and speakers from local and national congregations. Tickets are being distributed by local faith and community organizations.
Orlando, Florida * Afternoon * Getting Active Is Fun!
Following the event at Northland, Mrs. Obama will travel to ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort to participate in a physical activity event for hundreds of local kids and their families, including participants in the morning’s faith event. Disney Channel and Disney XD stars and professional athletes will be on hand as families participate in fun, physical activity stations. Tickets are being distributed by local faith and community organizations.

[Last modified: Friday, February 3, 2012 11:35am]


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