September 29, 2009

Michelle Obama heading to ‘Sesame Street’

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama will be on-hand to help celebrate Sesame Street's 40th birthday in November, the show's producers said.

The wife of President Barack Obama will be seen teaching the residents of Sesame Street about the benefits of planting a garden and healthy eating as part of the show's ongoing Healthy Habits for Life initiative.

Surrounded by children, the first lady prepares to plant tomato, cucumber and lettuce seeds.

All these seeds need to grow are sun, soil and water. If you eat these healthy foods, you're going to grow up to be big and strong, like me, she tells the kids. I know you're going to like these vegetables, because in addition to being healthy, they really taste great!

It is truly an honor to have Mrs. Obama join us in our premiere show on this landmark 40th anniversary season, Carol-Lynn Parente, executive producer of Sesame Street, said in a statement.

Obama is to appear Nov. 10 on the iconic pre-school program's 40th season premiere.