Health Takes Center Stage at White House Easter Egg Roll
First Lady Michelle Obama has worked hard to improve the health of American's children, and she used the annual White House Easter Egg Roll to continue to get her message across.
"We want you guys to have a good time and keep moving and be healthy. And, kids, eat your vegetables, okay?" she told the 30,000 guests who came out to enjoy the festivities.
This year's event on the Executive Mansion's South Lawn was themed “Be Healthy, Be Active, Be You” and included an appearance by the Easter Bunny, egg rolling, storytelling, sports, live music and more.
Sports figures like NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and Washington Wizards point guard John Wall taught the kids sports in the “Eggtivity Zone,” while Jordin Sparks, The Wanted and others entertained on the “Rockin' Egg Roll Stage.”
One lucky group of kids sat down with the President for a reading of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” the story of a group of alphabet letters who try to climb a coconut tree. "So clearly the alphabet is full of troublemakers," Pres. Obama joked with the children.
Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia also read stories to the children.