MARBELLA HINOJOSA, USA CORRESPONDENT
MINNEAPOLIS.- Today is the last day for the Obama family to be at the White House. From the very beginning until the last day, the first lady accomplished many goals to make America the best, bringing together community leaders, educators, medical professionals, parents and others in a nationwide effort to address many challenges.
The challenge of childhood obesity in 2010 Let´s Move! Focused on providing healthier food in schools, giving parents the support they needed to make healthier choices for their kids, helping kids be more physically active and urging companies to market healthier foods to the children. Also in 2010 she passed The School Lunch program to help provide free and reduced-price meals to more than 21 million low-income children and required the school districts to serve more fruit, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy products.
In 2011, Mrs. Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities. Joining Forces worked hand to hand with the public and private sector to ensure those service members, veterans, and their families had the tools they needed to succeed throughout their lives.
In 2014, Mrs. Obama launched the Reach Higher Initiative, an effort to inspire young people in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, weather at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. The program helped the students to understand the financial aid eligibility; encouraging academic planning summer learning opportunities; and supporting high school counselors who do essential work to help students get into college.
In 2015, Mrs. Obama joined President Obama to launch Let Girl Learn, a U.S. government-wide initiative to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school. Mrs. Obama called countries across the globe to help educate and empower young women, and she shared the stories and struggles of these young women with young people in the U.S. to inspired them to commit to their own education.
These were only some of the great things the First Lady Michelle Obama did for the country, she will be missed but she is leaving us with awesome pieces of life advice.
“Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”- First Lady Michelle Obama