London, Sep 25 (ANI): Michelle Obama gave a global showcase to her healthy eating initiative when she welcomed spouses of world leaders to tour a farm north of New York City.
The first lady then treated them to a seasonal lunch, which included fresh harvests from the farm and the White House garden.
The spouses included Chantal Biya, First Lady of Cameroon, Haiti's First Lady Elisabeth Preval and their counterparts from countries around the world, such as Mongolia, Swaziland and Latvia. he group toured the Stone Barns Center, about 25 miles north of New York City, which is both a farm and an educational centre working on sustainable farming and is a brainchild of the First Lady.
The farm shares the premises with one of the most renowned restaurants in the New York area, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, where the women lunched on tomatoes from the White House kitchen garden, eggs harvested minutes earlier from the farm's chickens and chicken with ratatouille.
Mrs. Obama emphasised the importance of children learning directly about the food they eat while addressing the spouses.Many kids may never learn that ketchup comes from a tomato and French fries from a potato, because they're disconnected from the food they eat," the Telegraph quoted the healthy lady as saying.
The restaurant's top chef and co-owner, Dan Barber in collaboration with White House chefs, prepared the day's menu. (ANI)