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First Lady Urges Congress to Act on School Meals

Michelle Obama is pushing for healthier school lunches. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP
WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama urged Congress to pass legislation that calls for higher nutritional standards for school meals. In an op-...

Grass-Roots Groups Plugging Into Michelle Obama's Let's Move Campaign

Junior rangers Isabella Davis, left, and Paige Owens, and first lady Michelle Obama and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., participate in a mountain stretch during a Let's Move program outside Las Vegas June 1. Credit: Isaac Brekken, AP
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Michelle Obama Launches Website to Combat Childhood Obesity

Michelle Obama hasn't been shy in her assessment of American kids: From their fat and calorie-laden diets to their sedentary lifestyles, children in this country are headed down a path of self destruction. In February, the first lady announced...

Do You Have a Question for Michelle Obama?

Join us for our live web chat with Michelle Obama! Credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari, AP
Now's your chance to ask! The first lady will chat exclusively with AOL readers in a live web chat at 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 13. As parents, we love Miche...

Kids' Neck Sizes Could Indicate Risk of Obesity Disorders

If the vampires from "Twilight" would look at your child's plump neck and drool, you might have problems. Kids with chubby necks risk more than joining the army of the undead: They could be fat. Measuring the circumference of a kid's neck cou...

Sasha Obama Celebrates 9th Birthday With a Pizza Party

President Obama and Sasha during a family vacation in Hawaii in January. Credit: Getty Images
Between private concerts with the Jonas Brothers and trips to the set of the new Harry Potter movie, being President Obama's daughter certainly has it...

Chefs Declare Assault on Chicken Nuggets and Other School Lunches

America's public schools have problems, but they're really in for it now. They just wiped the smile off Rachael Ray's face. This could mean war. Events turned dangerously un-perky this week as the celebrity chef joined forces with her culinar...

Michelle Obama Kicks Off Summer Exercise Series

Michelle Obama wants to get kids moving. Credit: Olivier Douliery, MCT
WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama didn't just talk. She moved, too. After announcing plans for a summer of activity on the South Lawn to encourage kids to exercis...

Child Tells First Lady Her Mother Lacks 'Papers'

Students asked the first lady tough questions. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama faced a tough, personal immigration question from a Maryland second-grader Wednesday when she visited an eleme...

12-Year-Old Ballerina Asks First Lady Michelle Obama for Help

Kaylani Parks hopes the First Lady will answer her letter. Credit: Regina Castillo
A 12-year-old ballet prodigy dreams of being the first African-Asian American prima ballerina, and, with a spot waiting for her at the prestigious Dance Theatre...

Michelle Obama Releases Childhood Obesity Recommendations

The first lady has made childhood obesity her top priority. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government panel says women could help reduce childhood obesity by maintaining a healthy weight when they become pregnant and b...

Michelle Obama Welcomes Staffers' Kids to the White House

The first lady greeted children of executive branch staffers. Credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images
First lady Michelle Obama talked puppies, parenting and iPods at the White House yesterday when she welcomed about 200 children of executive branch st...

This is How We Roll: Kids Hit White House Lawn for Easter Egg Roll

President Obama interacts with children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn April 5. Credit: Alex Wong, Getty Images
President Obama hosted the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, D.C. today, but pushing...

Kids' Health Is All Talk, Not Enough Action

It is frustrating to read or hear the latest reports on kids' health in North America, since it doesn't actually seem to change. When I look back to the research even 20 years ago, kids were becoming overweight and it was recommended they eat healthi...

Broadway and Toys Trip Trump Health Care Debate for Michelle Obama and Daughters

Michelle Obama exits the theater after seeing the musical "Memphis." Credit: Seth Wenig, AP
It was a ladies-only outing in New York on Sunday as Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia, and Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, took in a Broadway ...


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