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First Lady Obama Makes Stop in East Atlanta to Discuss "Let's Move"
First Lady Obama Makes Stop in East Atlanta to Discuss "Let's Move"

ATLANTA -- (East Atlanta Commnunity Association) Touting what she called a fundamental shift in how America lives and eats, first lady Michelle Obama made Georgia her prime stop Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of her "Let's Move" campaign aimed at improving children's health. 

"You can't ignore the fact that we have a crisis with childhood obesity," said Burgess-Peterson Principal Robin Robbins, who greeted Obama when she arrived at the school earlier Wednesday among dignitaries that included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson.

Students practically tripped over each other to give Obama a hug, which she dispensed freely. She said President Obama loves to snack on figs; her favorite herb is basil; and that the kids need to read a lot and work hard if they wanted to be president -- which several declared they did.

Obama's garden tour was guided by two master gardeners who volunteer at the school, Adam Waterson and Michelle Rice.  For more of this article please visit the ajc

The Burgess-Peterson Academy Organic Garden Facebook page shares many thoughts and pictures of the garden and this day.  Please visit here