First Lady Michelle Obama may travel the country to promote health and fitness through her Let’s Move campaign, but she recently revealed that weight is never a discussion in her household.
“I have two young daughters. We never talk about weight. I make it a point,” the First Lady said in a Google+ Hangout on Monday. “I don’t want our children to be weight-obsessed.”
Mrs. Obama admitted that her family faced weight challenges when her daughters were younger, but instead of talking about physical appearance she provided more healthy food choices.
“We just started making changes. And we made changes in a way that didn’t make [Malia and Sasha] feel badly about themselves; it didn’t even make them feel any ownership over it. Because truly, kids that age can’t control what they eat. So as the mom, I took it upon myself to make sure that we just surrounded them with foods that were healthy and that they could eat whenever they wanted to.” she said. “The first thing that we want to make sure that we do is not make this an issue about looks.”
Mrs. Obama participated in her first ever Google+ hangout to celebrate the third anniversary of her health and fitness initiative. She was joined by Live with Kelly and Michael host Kelly Ripa, a father from North Carolina, a mother from Wyoming and a class of third graders from Brewer, Maine.
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