The next generation is estimated to be the first to have a shorter life span than their parents. With the growing problem of childhood obesity and diabetes, I think it's great that the first lady is talking about the importance of outdoor activity and nurturing good eating habits at an early age. Kids in America today spend an average of 7.5 hours a day in front of some sort of screen.
One of the first things Michelle Obama did as first lady was to dig up part of the manicured lawn at the White House and plant a garden. You can read more about the story here on the NPR site. I support her efforts. As the ancient Chinese proverb goes: "A Book Is Like A Garden". I can lose myself in both.