Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thursday, Florida Trip: First Lady Combines Let's Move! With 2012 Fundraising...Again

3 DNC fundraisers and airport meet n' greets with kids...
First Lady Michelle Obama double-purposed her Tuesday visit to Chicago, working in a fundraiser in Detroit for President Obama's 2012 re-election bid before her appearances associated with the first-ever Let's Move! food desert summit. After the summit, Mrs. Obama attended an evening fundraiser in Chicago. On Thursday, Mrs. Obama will have the same kind of double-duty trip, when she travels to Florida for three more Democratic National Committee fundraisers, and meets kids who are active in the Let's Move! campaign.

Mrs. Obama will not be participating in a Let's Move! event or making an announcement about a new initiative; rather she'll be doing airport meet n' greets with some of the kids who have taken her campaign to heart.

At 11:10 AM, as she arrives in Jacksonville, Florida, Mrs. Obama will be met at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station by a group of students who won the grand prize in the “Cooking up Change” national healthy cooking contest sponsored by the Healthy Schools Campaign and hosted by USDA. The kids, culinary students at the Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology High School, created a recipe for Caribbean-inspired beef rib salad with Moroccan rice and a sweet potato corn bread muffin.

Mrs. Obama, who serves as the Honorary National President of the Girls Scouts, will also meet girls from a local chapter who are involved in healthy eating and physical activity efforts. "The Girl Scouts are in the midst of celebrating their 100th anniversary," noted the East Wing in its announcement.

At 12:00 PM, Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee luncheon in Jacksonville, Fla.

At 2:50 PM, Mrs. Obama will arrive at the Tampa International Airport where she will be greeted by students from John Sexton Elementary School. The school received an award from President Bill Clinton's Alliance for a Healthier Generation for its health and wellness efforts.

The East Wing notes: "The Alliance rewarded the school this year with a Silver National Recognition Award – one of only 5 Florida schools to receive the 2010-2011 award and the only one to receive the silver award. The school was recognized for its efforts to provide healthier snacks in school, replace food-based school fundraisers with healthy alternatives, and improve their physical activity offerings with longer recess times and a running club."

At 3:30 PM, Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee reception in Tampa, Fla.

Mrs. Obama will then travel to Ft. Lauderdale for a third fundraiser.

At 7:00 PM, Mrs. Obama will deliver remarks at a Democratic National Committee reception in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


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