Cortland Milloy: "It’s time for first lady Michelle Obama to raise her game. Nothing wrong with telling kids to eat their peas or showing them how to Hula-Hoop. But after four years of focusing on the body, she’d do well to spend these next four on building strong minds."
Michelle Obama: "we know is that what goes into our children’s bodies, how they move
their bodies, directly affects how healthy their minds are … health,
obesity rates, good nutrition — these aren’t ancillary issues. It has a
direct impact on our kids’ ability to achieve in school. We know that
that kids that have daily, physical activity are more focused when they
get into the classroom. They can concentrate better, they get better
test scores. The same thing is true when they get a healthy, nutritious
balanced breakfast and lunch. We know what an impact that makes on their
test scores and a whole range of academic achievements."