March 06, 2013

The First Lady’s Let’s Move! Initiative strives to bring nutrition and fitness into schools and homes to ensure children grow up healthy. Here at Cooking Light, we also work hard every day to create delicious healthy recipes, as well as nutrition and fitness tips to help families stay healthy.  We were so excited to hear the First Lady was participating in a Google+ Fireside Hangout—a virtual live chat about health topics. President Obama has previously participated in this modern take on President Roosevelt’s fireside chats to discuss his policies and proposals.

During the hangout with Mrs. Obama, people from around the country—teachers, moms, authors, and healthcare professionals—asked her health-related questions. In the following clip, the First Lady addresses how parents can encourage children to develop a healthy body image and start making proactive changes for their children’s health.

See the full hangout here: Lets Move! Fireside Hangout.

We want to know: How do you talk to your children about healthy eating?

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