Latest First Lady Stories

2010-05-05 08:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, May 5th Vcall® will webcast First Lady, Michelle Obama's speech to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at the first USAID town hall meeting to be held under newly appointed Director Rajiv Shah at the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC. The webcast is historic in that the First Lady is launching the first of many town hall meetings to come in the future. Promoting service and working with...

2010-04-19 07:00:00

MEXICO CITY, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama proved she travels in style when arriving in Mexico City on Tuesday, April 13. Conscious of Earth Day, Michelle Obama looks chic in MONIQUE PEAN fine jewelry. Monique Pean creates wearable art that raises awareness of the importance of sustainability and ethical trade while encouraging appreciation of indigenous art and culture. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100419/NY88020 ) The First Lady has been wearing...

2010-04-07 07:05:00

MIAMI, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- With the childhood obesity epidemic finally at the front line, first lady Mrs. Obama has taken the initiative to do something about it, but what is she doing? The first lady Mrs. Obama started the Let's Move! Initiative and stated in a press conference "that the goal of the program is to reverse the trend toward childhood obesity in one generation." The office of the Surgeon General stated that "obese youth are more likely than youth of normal weight to...

2010-03-26 07:00:00

CHICAGO, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago's First Lady Cruises and the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) open the 2010 season of the official Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruises, Saturday, May 1, 2010 and continue through Sunday, November 21, 2010. Whether it's with family and friends, co-workers or for a private event, Chicago's First Lady offers passengers one of the best opportunities to get an immersion into Chicago's architecture in just 90 minutes. One of Chicago's top...

2010-03-25 09:20:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon will honor the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, with the Big Help Award in a special presentation during Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 27. The Big Help Award will pay tribute to the First Lady for her leadership in championing a healthy generation of kids and families through her recently launched Let's Move! initiative. The award recognizes those who seek to better the world, and whose...

2010-02-17 07:10:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- First lady Michelle Obama has announced her new campaign against childhood obesity - Let's Move! And that's just what she wants children to do. And just because she knows the big man in the White House, do not expect the government to fund this initiative. Bariatric physician Dr. Sasson, "Dr. Sass," Moulavi says, "I commend the First Lady for making people more aware of childhood obesity. It's an epidemic; an epidemic that was created by...

2010-02-10 06:35:00

With childhood obesity affecting around one-third of every child in the U.S., First Lady Michelle Obama has begun a major crackdown on the epidemic. The announcement was made on Tuesday, and President Obama signed an executive memorandum setting up a task force on obesity to be led by the First Lady, reported AFP. "My administration is committed to redoubling our efforts to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation through a comprehensive approach that builds on effective...

2010-02-09 15:39:00

PLANO, Texas, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) has joined First Lady Michelle Obama and other leading beverage companies to improve product labeling by listing calories more prominently on containers, vending machines and fountain equipment. In Washington, D.C. today, the First Lady announced her goal to eliminate childhood obesity in a generation. In launching the "Let's Move" campaign, the First Lady aims to help parents deal with what many consider...

2010-02-09 14:50:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- First Lady Michelle Obama will be featured in NBC Universal's award-winning "The More You Know" public service campaign with messages about fighting childhood obesity. The PSAs are part of her nationwide effort to help kids lead healthier and longer lives, a goal also supported by "Healthy at NBCU," NBC Universal's company-wide health and wellness initiative. The PSAs featuring the First Lady will begin airing in the coming weeks across NBCU platforms. The...

2010-02-09 12:18:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell: "Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic will require the kind of clear-eyed and compassionate leadership Michelle Obama demonstrated today. "As the First Lady stressed, too many of our children attend schools loaded with chips and soda -- and few healthy food options. For many black and Latino children, however, that bleak food landscape extends far beyond the school...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'