America's 'Mom-In-Chief' Hula Hoops For Health . . . . . . And Fun!

By Meera Dolasia on October 24, 2009

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The First Lady of the USA is a woman of many talents - She is smart, dresses snazzy, is an amazing wife and mother, and  . . . . . .  can also Hula Hoop! 

Mrs. Obama demonstrated her athletic prowess with an impressive 142 swivels in one go, amidst 100 school children and their parents at a 'Healthy Kids' Fair, that she hosted on the South Lawn of the White House, on October 21st, 2009. 

The fair was held by the First Lady to convey to kids the importance of keeping healthy with exercise and eating the right foods.  

While she did stress on eating 'healthy' fruits and vegetables, she also emphasized that it was okay to eat 'junk' food as long as it is not the only food consumed.

The 'Mom-in Chief' confessed to the audience that her most favorite food in the whole wide world was french fries and yes she still eats them every once in a while

She also asked kids be active in the evenings and on weekends, instead of settling down in front of the television.

Her daughters, Malia and Sasha, apparently never get to watch television during school days, and only a few hours during the weekends.

Instead, they are encouraged to be active, even if that means jumping over each other!

After a fun-filled active morning, the guests were treated to some 'healthy' snacks prepared by the White House chefs.

Some of the tasty choices included, popcorn with peanuts and parmesan cheese, baked apples, and cheese & zucchini quesadillas.

Just in case you are wondering, the first lady also tried her hand at 'Double Dutch' rope jumping - but quickly moved on, when she found it too difficult. She did however, whiz through the obstacle course and hurdles in no time at all!

We for one only have one question for the First Lady - How can we (and our readers) be invited to these fun events that are always going on at the White House? If any of you have any ideas, be sure to let us know by adding your comments below.

sources: newsone.com,talkingpointsmemo.com,latimesblog.com

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  • bibliophile
    bibliophileFriday, December 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm
    That's cool...
    • nikukyu
      nikukyuFriday, November 28, 2014 at 6:09 pm
      Mrs. Obama sounds like a great mom!
      • AustinothegreatSunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm
        This is a good way to get exercise
        • susie
          susieWednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm
          dang girl!! you are skin-nay!! (supposed to be for mrs.obama)
          • susie
            susieWednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm
            cool!!
            • vickyTuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:55 am
              go ms. michel obama
              • lolpop127
                lolpop127Friday, January 11, 2013 at 5:36 am
                that is a nice thing to do for the earth and children and i also wish i was here
                • cahill74
                  cahill74Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm
                  i wish i was there
                  • dsMonday, May 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm
                    i can do that for 5 hours
                    • alexMonday, April 9, 2012 at 8:43 am
                      My freind Laura makes customized hula-hoops!!!

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