Michelle Obama is praising a program called "The Walking School Bus" to help kids get exercise by walking to school. Let’s just hope she doesn’t ban school buses!
Michelle Obama is quoted as saying:
And in Knox County, Tennessee, they’ve worked with the city of Knoxville to create a bike and share program for the kids in that community. They’ve printed new maps that promote dozens of miles of wonderful bike trails and routes, and they’ve created a walking school bus — and I’ve heard more and more of this kind of walking school bus happening all over the country — so that kids can get exercise on the way to school, kind of like we did when we were growing up. You remember the miles of walking you did with a sweet potato in your pocket? (Laughter.) We all heard that story. My mother repeated it just yesterday. (Laughter.)
And that’s what Let’s Move is all about. That’s what we’re really trying to do here. It’s about people all across this country coming together to take action to support the health of our kids. We’ve seen it happen in cities, towns and rural areas across the United States. [Emphasis added]
If you have the patience, this is part of a 14 minute video.