First lady Michelle Obama hooped it up for health — hula hooped, that is — managing to get in 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 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.
“There’s nothing that the first family loves more than a good burger, right?” Obama said. “And look, my favorite food in the whole wide world are french fries. I love them. Dearly. Deeply. I have a good relationship with french fries and I would eat them every single day if I could.”