SOMERVILLE (CBS) – Five students from Somerville got a chance to work side-by-side with First Lady Michelle Obama planting the White House kitchen garden.

In Photos: WBZ-TV At The White House

WBZ was the only Boston station to talk with the First Lady.

WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben accompanied the Arthur D. Healey School children on their trip to the White House.

“I’m going to remember this moment for all my life,” Brian Chan said.

They’re being rewarded for their hard work on the school’s vegetable garden.

It’s all part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to combat childhood obesity- Let’s Move Campaign.

During a one-on-one interview with WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben, the First Lady said the campaign is not just about telling people what to eat but about giving children and parents the tools they need to flourish and shine in and outside the classroom.

WBZ-TV's Paula Ebben with First Lady Michelle Obama. (CBS)

WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben with First Lady Michelle Obama. (CBS)

Part of this is the administration’s creation of MyPlate and working with companies to provide better labeling for parents.

First Lady Michelle Obama says the obesity problem can be solved in a generation.

“We’re starting to see some progress very early. Some of the things we’re seeing in  the schools throughout Boston and the state of Massachusetts and particularly in Somerville, because the mayor has embraced these efforts in so many ways and when you have the com engaged you can make some pretty significant changes,” Michelle Obama said.

Extended Interview With Michelle Obama


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