WASHINGTON (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama hooped it up for health – hula hooped, that is – managing an impressive 142 swivels before her hula hoop hit the ground. Jumping rope double dutch? Not so much.
It was all for a good cause – encouraging kids to get more physical activity and eat better.
The first lady hosted a "healthy kids fair" on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday, Oct. 21, and invited about 100 children and parents from local elementary schools.
Chefs demonstrated how to make healthy-but-yummy snacks. And the first lady delivered a pep talk about eating right.
It wasn't all gloom, doom and nutrition.
Obama said it's OK to eat fun stuff sometimes – as long as you usually eat right.
“I tell my girls this: If you're getting the right foods for most of the time, then when it's time to have cake and french fries on those special occasions, then you balance it out,'' Obama said.
She also managed a spot-on imitation of kids whining about eating their vegetables.
“I don't wanna eat it. I don't like it. It tastes bad. I don't want it,''' the first lady said in her best nasal whine.
Then she added: “We don't want to hear the whining. We want you to eat it. Just eat it.''