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VIDEO: First Lady Answers Americans’ Questions in Live Video Chat

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted her first live web chat on Tuesday to answer questions about her Let's Move campaign.

First Lady Michelle Obama during live web chat with AOL Health

Photo: WhiteHouse.gov

Mrs. Obama emphasized that the Let's Move campaign is not about how kids look, but how they feel.

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted her first live web chat on Tuesday to answer questions about her Let’s Move campaign.

Many of the questions were solicited from the Let’s Move Facebook fan page and AOL Health, while some where submitted live.

Watch the entire 29-minute web chat here, or go to WhiteHouse.gov to skip to video clips of the questions that interest you.

Here are a few of the questions Mrs. Obama addressed:

  • What advice can you give parents who both work, barely have time to clean their homes or cook healthy meals, and have limited time for outdoor activities with our kids?
  • Physical education is often looked at with dread by some students. Is there a way to change this?
  • Are there plans to implement new laws or tax breaks for companies to increase accessibility to affordable organic food in more cities?

The campaign for Let’s Move is not about how our kids look. It’s not about vanity or ego. It’s really about how kids feel and it’s about their health.
– First Lady Michelle Obama

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Megan Meyer

Megan Meyer was in the company of foodies for most of her formative years. She spent all of her teens working at her town's natural food co-op in South Dakota, and later when she moved to Minneapolis, worked as a produce maven for the nation's longest running collectively-managed food co-op. In 2006, she had the distinct pleasure (and pain) of participating the vendanges, or grape harvest, in the Beaujolais terroire of France, where she developed her compulsion to snip off grape clusters wherever they may hang. In the spring of 2008, Megan interned on NPR's Science Desk in Washington, D.C., where she aided in the coverage of science, health and food policy stories. She joined Indiana Public Media in June, 2009.

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