As the White House ramps up for a profound transition in January, many questions remain about the fate of food and agriculture legislation under new leadership.
The White House has announced plans to expand research, programs and classroom education to stem erosion and degradation of US topsoil.
Whether future occupants of the East Wing decide to get their hands dirty in the garden, its future has been cemented on the White House South Lawn.
The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.
Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.
Sending food aid to developing countries has fed hungry people while building a new market for American products. Sending cash is cheaper.
Michelle Obama will come out with a book in 2012 about the White House garden.
Local American food played an important role in last night's state dinner with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted her first live web chat on Tuesday to answer questions about her Let's Move campaign.
Hundreds of chefs gathered on the White House lawn today to launch "Chefs Move to Schools" an adopt-a-school program pairing chefs with local schools.
The White House has signed an agreement with food and beverage industry leaders to cut 1 trillion calories from the American diet by 2012.
Earlier today First Lady Michelle Obama and the Childhood Obesity Task Force unveiled a new action plan to address America's childhood obesity epidemic.
Michelle Obama will be joined by the White House chefs, elementary school children and others to break ground today on the White House Spring kitchen garden.
On Tuesday, Michelle Obama launched her "Let's Move" campaign which aims to combat the child obesity epidemic that plagues our country.
Maggie Sullivan, director of the Local Growers Guild, talks about her involvement with the guild and the Bloomington Farmer's Market.