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Michelle Obama to Harvest Garden in State Dining Room

12:22 PM, Jun 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
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First Lady Michelle Obama is holding a White House garden harvest ... inside the State Dining Room. The event was originally scheduled to be held in the garden but got moved indoors due to bad weather. 

"The First Lady will join local students and school nutrition directors from across the country to harvest the summer crop from the White House Kitchen Garden.  In 2009, Mrs. Obama planted a vegetable garden on the South Lawn to initiate a national conversation around the health and wellbeing of our nation—a conversation that evolved into her Let’s Move! initiative.  Since Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! in 2010, parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves have stepped up to improve the health of our nation’s children.  And thanks to these efforts, we are moving toward a healthier new norm all across the country," reads the White House's description of the event. 

"To help with this summer’s harvest, the First Lady invited local school children whose schools are successfully implementing national school lunch standards."

An email just now from the White House says: "Due to the possibility of inclement weather, today’s event has been moved inside to the State Dining Room.  At the event, local students who helped plant the garden in the spring will make lunch from this year’s summer crop with the help of White House chefs and visiting school nutrition directors from Orlando, Dallas, and West Virginia."

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