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Michelle Obama week ahead: Feb. 18, 19, 20

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Thursday, February 18: First Lady Michelle Obama will meet with students from schools across the London borough of Islington who were rewarded with a trip to the United States sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in London for winning an Islington Black History Month essay competition. This event builds on Mrs. Obama's efforts to engage young people in the United States and around the world. In April 2009, Mrs. Obama visited the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School (EGAS) in Islington. One of the ten students participating in the First Lady's event currently attends EGAS. This 11:00 AM EST event - held in the Old Family Dining Room - will be covered by a US pool and a UK pool.

Friday, February 19: Following the successful launch of Let's Move, the First Lady will take this childhood obesity prevention initiative on the road to Philadelphia for a day trip of activities to highlight one pillar of the program: access to healthy, affordable food. Mrs. Obama will be joined on this trip by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. They will make local stops to showcase the widespread problem of "food deserts" and the steps Philadelphia has taken to get healthy, affordable food to its communities. These local stops are pooled press.

Saturday, February 20: The First Lady will address the National Governors Association to outline the ways state governments can play a leadership role in achieving the goals of Let's Move.

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