First Lady Brings Healthy Eating Message To DISD

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – First Lady Michelle Obama brought her message of healthier eating to Dallas students Friday morning.

Mrs. Obama spoke to about 200 students from Nancy Moseley Elementary, while judging a competition of Top Chef contestants for an upcoming TV show.

“The whole point of this is making sure you all are healthy,” she told her young audience.
“It’s very hard to focus at school if you don’t have good fuel in your body, and that’s the truth.  This isn’t just a grown-up telling you to eat your vegetables. The truth is your brain works better on good food.”

The First Lady is currently on a 3-day tour celebrating the two year anniversary of “Let’s Move”, her campaign against childhood obesity.

“It was really exciting,” said JJ Guzman, a fifth grader who sat beside the First Lady.  “We’ve been a real good school and class, and it’s all worth it.”

Moseley Elementary is one of 78 DISD schools to achieve ‘gold’ status under the HealthierUS Schools Challenge for its success implementing nutrition and physical fitness.

“You have more ‘gold’ schools in this district than anywhere else in the country,” Mrs. Obama said.

Digging into plates of food, kids agreed and said they enjoy the healthier options.

Elizabeth Rios, a 6th grader, understands the reasons to eat healthy.

“So that we can be stronger when we’re older,” she explained. “We can have a better family [and] better community.”

They really do,” Brenda Brooks said, when asked if the kids really eat the fruits and vegetables offered. And she should know.  Brooks is the cafeteria supervisor at Moseley, and she’s lost 78 pounds herself eating the new diet of healthier foods available at local schools.

Despite the accomplishments Brooks said she never thought she’d get a personal thank you from the First Lady of the United States.

“Oh God, it was an honor just to meet you, just to sit by you,” she told Mrs. Obama with delight.

During her North Texas visit Michelle Obama also announced a renewed effort to bring local chefs into schools for cooking demonstrations, staff training, and community gardens under the “Chefs Move to Schools” program.

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  • altha

    Thank you Mrs. Michelle Obama for all you do.

  • susan

    there have been really hateful and stupid comments on mrs obamas visit and her attempt at getting schools,children and parents to realize the importance of a balanced and helathy diet..obesity is at an all time high in our country and its not just adults..she is not forcing anyone to eat what is recommended,but she is bringing an awareness..iif you want to eat a pound of bacon and a dozen eggs, thats your choice..the government is not mandating anything as some bloggers have hinted..

    • norulers

      Your ignorance of diet is truly astounding. If you did a little research (instead of listening to this babbling, DC gangster who came uninvited to our town) you would know that eating bacon (good, saturated fat) and eggs is IDEAL for losing weight! Check out the paleo diet It works!

      • NiteNurse

        Anyone that uses the word “ASTOUNDING’ as a way to beat up a person in print needs to go back to the pig farm it was raised on. A diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits is the way to go. Ask any registered dietian.

  • susan

    speaking of proved your by making the comment you did…i did not say eating bacon and eggs is bad for you..i said eating a POUND of bacon and a DOZEN eggs was your choice..and i meant that at one demean yourself by insulting others opinions and comments and appearing to be a diet “guru”….

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  • A Mommy

    Eat your vegetables, fruits, and go out and play kids.

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  • Stacy

    I really wish that the government would get their nose out of the kids plates !
    Give them a few healthy choices and encourage them — but — don’t force them.
    I have seen in the news where different places are trying to do away with class parties on holidays because of the candy…all the way to the PTA not being allowed to have bake sells because of the sugar used.

    Encourage them — don’t force them

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