First lady promoted exercise and nutrition during visit with Va. school children
By Michael Alison Chandler
First lady Michelle Obama visited Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Alexandria on Wednesday to tour the school's outdoor classrooms and promote the importance of nutrition and physical education to learning.
"Anyone who has kids knows they need recess and exercise to focus. If you own a dog, you know that," Obama said, drawing laughs from school officials.
The aging brick school, which has a science and math focus, has more than 14,000 square feet of gardens on its campus, and teachers often bring their lessons outside. The courtyard hosts an outdoor library, and math and science lessons can involve measuring worms or studying the anatomy of real plants, rather than diagrams. It was one of 61 schools in Fairfax County recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for an emphasis on health and nutrition.
Web Politics Editor
November 18, 2009; 2:16 PM ET
Categories: 44 The Obama Presidency , Michelle Obama , The First Lady , Washington Life , White House
Save & Share: Previous: As 2010 looms, GOP lays its bets on opposing health-care reform
Next: The GOP: Luddites or high tech?
Posted by: flintston | November 20, 2009 8:08 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: nancyswan | November 19, 2009 12:29 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: scrivener50 | November 18, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: MillionSix | November 18, 2009 3:32 PM | Report abuse
The comments to this entry are closed.