First Garden & No Smoking plus Food Forethought. I'm Greg Martin with today's Northwest Report.
First Lady Michelle Obama along with students from DC and Virginia kicked off the spring planting season for the White House Kitchen Garden. The First Lady talked to the students about being healthy.
OBAMA: You guys have been helpful in getting your families to think more healthy about what they eat, getting your communities to make different decisions. We've also even started talking to schools about how do we make your school lunches even more healthy, right? So everyone is really focused on this. We've even talked to the grocery manufacturers, the people that make the food and they're trying to figure out how do they lower sugar and salt and fats in your food so that you get healthy.
If you are a smoker you know there are already loads of restrictions on where you can light up. Now the City of Seattle has added yet another, city parks. The new rule when in to affect on April 1 and it means that tobacco users must be 25-feet away from others if they are going to use tobacco. This includes chewing tobacco, cigarettes, cigars and any tobacco product. There won't be any additional park rangers patrolling for infractions; the policy relies on citizen complaints to identify rule violations.
Now with today's Food Forethought, here's Lacy Gray.
At first it would seem the National Dairy Council and the National Football League would make for "strange bedfellows", in reality they team up quite well. The two well known groups have come together to implement the Fuel Up To Play 60, an in school nutrition and fitness program. The sad fact that a large majority of our nation's children are overweight and yet undernourished was the instigating factor behind the program. Rising to First Lady Michelle Obama's challenge to fight childhood obesity and improve our school children's overall health the NDC and the NFL have committed themselves financially and physically to reach into more than ninety percent of the nation's schools over the next five years. Unlike so many school programs developed by adults for children and ran by adults the Fuel Up To Play 60 implements student teams who work together with their adult leaders to ensure nutrient rich and yet kid appealing foods are more available for students, an aspect that will aide in assuring the success of the program. Fuel Up To Play 60 will go a long way toward developing and maintaining healthy eating habits for our children, in turn creating a nation of healthy adults.
Thanks Lacy. That's today's Northwest Report. I'm Greg Martin on the Ag Info Network.