"Michelle Obama is the First Lady of the United States and the
mother of two daughters. In February 2010, she launched "Let's Move!, " a
nationwide initiative to address the epidemic of childhood obesity by bringing
healthier food into schools and communities, and encouraging kids to be more
active. " American Grown" is her first book.
Through telling the story of the White House Kitchen Garden,
First Lady Michelle Obama explores how increased access to healthful,
affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve health for
families and communities across America.
Mrs. Obama will describe how Sasha and Malia were the catalysts for
change for their family's eating behavior which inspired her national
initiative to address childhood obesity and resulted in the idea to plant a
vegetable garden on the South Lawn, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's
Victory Garden. "American Grown" will be inspirational and instructive and
will provide ideas for readers to get involved and join the movement to create
community gardens, support local farmers markets, create school gardens, and
start urban gardens, as well as other ways that they can make small changes to
achieve big results and create healthy eating habits.
Since entering the White House, Mrs. Obama has emerged as a passionate
advocate for healthful eating and exercise. In February 2010 she launched
"Let's Move!," a nationwide initiative to address the epidemic of childhood
obesity by empowering parents and caregivers with information, improving food
quality in schools, increasing access to healthy, affordable food, and
encouraging increased physical activity.
"American Grown" will speak to these issues which Mrs. Obama has
strongly advocated for, in particular, making better food choices. It will
also include practical ideas, recipes, and resources as well as tips on how to
begin a garden of any size, anywhere and how to support local farmers' markets.
Filled with gorgeous full-color photography, "American Grown" will
include stunning photos of the White House garden and Mrs. Obama throughout
the seasons, as well as other community and school gardens from around the
Author, Michelle Obama