Knox Co. kids help the First Lady plant the White House garden

10:32 PM, Apr 4, 2013   |    comments
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Five Knox County elementary students got an amazing opportunity on Thursday!  They joined 15 kids from other schools across the country to help Michelle Obama plant the White House garden.

The 5th grade students from Sarah Moore Green Elementary were selected because of the efforts made at the school to encourage healthy eating and lifestyle. 

"The schools in your state have been doing a phenomenal job, and that's one of the reasons why we invited this school.  Just talking to the kids in the garden, they know their vegetables, are excited about the garden, they know food from the garden tastes better, are excited about their salad bar.  That's what they were talking to me about in the garden," said Michelle Obama.

The Tennessee kids, wearing their bright orange shirts, planted all kinds of vegetables in the garden, which will eventually find their way to the table of the First Family and local food pantries.

10News anchor Robin Wilhoit was invited to document the student's trip to Washington, and had the opportunity to sit down for an interview with Mrs. Obama. 

She learned that Mrs. Obama's favorite vegetable is kale, while the President prefers broccoli.

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