First Lady to Garden on Sesame Street

Michelle Obama will educate the residents on the value of healthy eating
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2009 7:28 AM CDT
First Lady to Garden on Sesame Street
First Lady Michelle Obama visits the Sesame Street set for a taping of a Public Service Announcement with Elmo as part of Sesame Workshop's Healthy Habits For Life initiative, May 5, 2009 in New York.   (AP Photo/Sesame Workshop, Richard Termine)

What do Michelle Obama, Cameron Diaz, Eva Longoria Parker, Ricky Gervais, and Kobe Bryant have in common? All of them will appear on this season of Sesame Street, its 40th anniversary. The first lady will flex her green thumb and talk about gardening and eating healthy on the show’s Nov. 10 premiere, Us reports.

 “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,” says Obama, who will plant tomato, cucumber, and lettuce seeds on the show. “I know you're going to like these vegetables, because in addition to being healthy, they really taste great!” (More Michelle Obama stories.)

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