First Lady Tours Mississippi School

First lady Michelle Obama toured an elementary school in Jackson Wednesday and watched children at a playground with swings and a jungle gym.

Mrs. Obama's tour was the first of two stops at schools where programs to keep children active are held out as examples of fighting obesity.

Mrs. Obama was in Jackson to promote school health as part of her recently announced Let's Move! campaign. The campaign in part focuses on a healthy diet and physical activity in schools.

She was joined at Pecan Elementary School by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and his wife, Marsha.

The first lady's campaign on obesity has four parts: helping parents make better food choices, serving healthier food in school vending machines and lunch lines, making healthy food more available and affordable, and encouraging children to exercise more.


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