Michelle Obama announces funding to fight childhood obesity

NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama wants kids to maintain a healthy weight.

The first lady visited a school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side on Thursday to announce a $ 500 million donation funding the fight against childhood obesity.

The money comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The initiative encourages educators and families to serve healthier food and organize more exercise.

The West Side High School opened its kitchen and bicycle spin room to Obama.

She watched closely as school cooks prepared to whip up smoothies using strawberries, blueberries, kale and other healthy ingredients.

The first lady was especially curious about the coconut water. She asked what its value is versus regular water.

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