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      Michelle Obama plants White House Kitchen Garden

      First Lady Michelle Obama will join school children from across the country today to plant the White House Kitchen Garden for the fifth year in a row.

      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 to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.

      This year, Mrs. Obama invited children from schools that have made exceptional improvements to school lunches through implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, in addition to Harriet Tubman and Bancroft Elementary Schools in Washington, DC which have been active participants in the White House Kitchen Garden.