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Mar162010

Mrs. O Covers Newsweek

Image via Newsweek.com

As many of you have noted, Mrs. O is on the cover of this week's Newsweek, which includes an article penned by the first lady herself. "Michelle on a Mission" provides further insight into the first lady's "Let's Move" initiative, the ambition of which is succinctly summed up as follows:

"Let's Move is about families making manageable changes that fit with their schedules, their budgets, and their needs and tastes. It's about giving parents the tools they need to keep their families healthy and fit, and getting more nutritious food—more fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and less sugar, fat, and salt—into our nation's schools. It's about helping grocery stores serve communities that don't have access to fresh foods, and finding new ways to help our kids stay physically active in school and at home."

For the cover, Mrs. O wears a blue, cap-sleeve, scoop-neck dress, accessorized with pearls and diamond earrings. Might this be the same Narciso Rodriguez dress that Mrs. O wore to meet the First Lady of Greece last week? Update: Indeed, it is!

Continuing to champion her cause for healthy eating, Mrs. O will deliver remarks at the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science Forum later today. Stay tuned for photos and a new post.

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Reader Comments (44)

What a great photo. Isn't this the Narciso Rodriguez dress Mrs O wore recently to meet the Greek First Lady? Very flattering cut and colour.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Registered CommenterEnglish Observer

I think so too. I am just checking with Narciso Rodriguez's press representative before I add that to the post.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:03 PM | Registered CommenterMrs. T

She has a natural look..I hate that extensive airbrushed look that some magazine covers have...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterCarole

Love this lady FLOTUS shows us ladies of all race that we can be what we wanted to be . Give 3 cheers for the First Lady.I love to read you all comments

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Beautiful picture, simple message - simply sensational !!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:12 PM | Unregistered Commenterjestina

Ok its official time for me step up my fashion game tremendously.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterAshlee K. Williams

I think the title should be "feeding OUR children well" instead of "YOUR children". She should avoid not to sound like she is telling people what to do. I love her hair style so beautiful but i don't know about her eyebrow shapes. It's way too high.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:16 PM | Registered CommenterNic John

THANKS MS T I ALREADY PICK UP THE NEWWEEK IT IS A GREAT ARTICLE FROM THE FLOTUS
EVERYONE NEED TO PICK A COPY.I

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 12:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterCMB

She looks lovely!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 1:09 PM | Unregistered CommenterMs. C

The cover message certainly is "smarten up," probably touches a (plump) nerve, and we should have acted long before we got to an obesity epidemic. However, Nic John and others who might have missed it, shouldn't read the headline as overly imperative or didactic, it's literary. It's an allusion to the Crosby Stills and Nash hit, "Teach Your Children Well". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az9Az6S1nus

Now who can argue with that?

Ashley K Williams is right. It's also time to step up the fashion game tremendously. The only thing C,S,&N aren't singing is "dress your children (and yourself) well," as exemplified by FLOTUS. Nothing like it to feel smarter, more confident, more alive. But hey, one thing at a time.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 1:21 PM | Unregistered Commenterphilly

her manicure is always impeccable.her ring is very pretty.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 1:24 PM | Registered Commenterchrystelle

Mrs O is one classy lady...great photo. As another writer stated, she looks fresh, relaxed, casually, yet beautifully dressed...really like the pearls, always a good, classic look. And I applaud her work to get us to be more aware of our nutrition as a nation, adults and children alike. She started with a garden, and now she's broadening her horizons...good work Michelle!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 1:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterJEB

Nic John...Your statement of "I think the title should be "feeding OUR children well" instead of "YOUR children". She should avoid not to sound like she is telling people what to do." Could be a applied to Laura Bush Literacy campaign when she told parents to "Make sure you get YOUR children to read books daily." The statement could always be used against Nancy Regan who campaigned against Drug use...Nancy often made statements telling parents how to handle "their" kids drug problems.

But for some reason "certain" people become up upset at the thought of Mrs. Obama giving advice that is no different then any previous first ladies...Anyway, back to fashion her clothing looks great in this photo so does her hair...Go Michelle! :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterTia

the cover looks marvellous!

also the first lady spoke to the Grocery Manufacturers Association Science Forum
pretty in pink

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:07 PM | Registered CommenterPalGirl2008

she looks stunnig in her two variations of pink.extremely sexy. her blouse looks like a moschino.i even bet on it. thanks you PalGirl2008!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:11 PM | Registered Commenterchrystelle

SHE WHO EATS WELL LOOKS WELL

This picture hits all the right notes, it's warm and inviting and Mrs.O's smile is no less than genuine. Love the little baby hairs on her hairline and forehead, and that sweet tilt of her head - very, very endearing...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:12 PM | Registered CommenterRocky

"Feed Your Children Well" is a line from a Crosby Stills and Nash song.

I can't stop singing it, since I read the Newsweek headline.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterSuze

Oops!

I meant, I think it alludes to a CS&N lyric, "TEACH your children well."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterSuze

Woo, that pink bottom is tiiiight. LOL. Show out FLOTUS!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:22 PM | Registered Commentermissann

Not keen on that pic, but check this out! http://bit.ly/9tZ5sx
Gorgeous!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterTru

Beautiful new picture!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/16/michelle-obama-wows-at-gr_n_501100.html

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:23 PM | Unregistered CommenterHelene

She looks great, and more importantly I like the article.

I do agree that 'Feed Your Children Well' isn't the best headline, given the economy, I could easily see a parent not picking up the magazine or reading the article because they are offended, and would start with 'I'm trying hard to feel my children well, it isn't easy given the recession' type of talk.

Hopefully that was a Newsweek editor's poor decision and not Michelle's.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterMica

I just absolutely love this woman!....I can't say it enough, she makes me so very proud to be apart of the 40ish generation and to see this beautiful coco brown, classy woman doing it and doing it well!!!.....

Bravo Lady Michelle Obama!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 2:58 PM | Unregistered Commenter"Y"

SHE IS THE PICTURE OF GOOD HEALTH>

IF I COULDN'T READ OR WRITE, I THINK I'D GET THE MESSAGE LOOKING AT HER ON THIS COVER.

I AGREE WITH ASHLEY K WILLIAMS, TIME TO STEP IT UP LADIES ..... WELL MAYBE ONLY SOME OF US.

THE SAYING "YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT"IS REALLY EVIDENT IN MRS O

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 3:15 PM | Registered CommenterTsetse Johnson

Absolutely beautiful! I love the fact that our FLOTUS leads by example, thereby not TELLING anyone what to do, but showing them what's best.

It really does seem that it's okay for some First Ladies, and Presidents for that matter, to tell or have told us what to do, but whatever the Obamas do is wrong....anyway, you go Michelle and keep on, keeping on.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 3:27 PM | Unregistered Commenternellinraleigh

nellinraleigh ..."but whatever the Obamas do is wrong"... I agree...The mood in some media circles and internet boards are becoming increasingly anti-Obama 24/7...However, Mrs. Obama approval rating as first lady still is very remarkably high. Former First Lady Barbara Bush famously said "All first Ladies face some form of criticism. There is no way to avoid it." So, no matter how perfect First Lady Michelle Obama runs her anti-obesity campaign she will still get criticized by "certain" segments of the public.
I'm personally, very proud of how she is handling the often harsh media spotlight... So, I say keep your head up, Michelle you are doing a wonderful job as First Lady of the United States...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 3:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterTia

I agree 100% with your comments nellinraleigh. Michelle is NOT telling anyone what to do, but shows them whats' best. Healthy eating is the BEST lifestyle to live...children as well as adults. Especially coming out of a recession. Fruits, vegetables, fresh water (Water filter if you must), fish, skinless chicken, etc. will $ave you money, especially with maximizing your child having great health as opposed to dibetes, high blood pressure, cardiac issues.. And yes, the Obamas do get criticized about everything from certain "jealous", "can't GET OVER the fact" that he is our President and Michelle is our FLOTUS. But the 2 of them are a positive, classy FORCE to Be Reckoned With. !!!She is sooo stunning on the Newsweek cover. Can't wait to buy and read the article. Great colors!! I see some RED, WHITE and BLUE patriotic colors going on.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterDebra Chaffin

MRS O LOOKED NICE SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE IS ABOUT TO TEACH THE CHILDREN HOW TO EAT RIGHT. SHE WEAR THIS DRESS LAST YEAR.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 4:29 PM | Unregistered Commentermichelle

I absolutely guarantee it that if Mrs. Obama had said feed "our" children well, Nic John and others would say, what do you mean "our", her children are well fed - guaranteed. It is a play on words from the song, folks and as a white, Republican, unemployed father, who voted for McCain/Palin, I appreciate her care that my children be well fed and I am trying my best to feed my children nutricious meals with fruits and vegetables and lean meats. It is very expensive to buy a box of sugary cereal that lasts only a few servings and offers nothing but yes, sugar. Or salty chips that offers nothing but salt and trans fats.
And what am I doing on the blog, my 12 old daughter wants me to print every picture of Mrs. Obama. I said I was unemployed so I make myself useful LOL.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 5:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterJimboy

I really love Michelle. She is an inspiration. I am saddened by harsh criticism of Potus as of late. It is painful for me. Their daughters are so cute. Too bad we can't see more photos of them but then Michelle has to keep them out of the lime light so they have a chance for privacy and a semi normal childhood. Anyway, I hold them, B. and M in my prayers and heart. Yup, Mrs. O knows how to dress. She is très soignée. That's a term the French use for women who are stylish and well dressed. But, you know, the best thing about her is her whit, intelligence and I really believe that she and her husbnd care about all Americans. I have no doubt. How many of you ladies out there would love to have lunch with Michelle? I realize that this site is mostly about fashion. But I am going to tell you all a story that will warm your hearts and it ins't fashion-oriented. I live in a midwestern city. There were a pair of twin men who became interested in photography in high school. Their dad was a very progressive white guy and raised his kids to love and apprecaite all human beings. These young men made friends in the African American community here and did hundres of photos of African Americans from all walks of life. Most photos were taken in the sixities and boy were there some styling ladies in their pics. They are beautiful photos. Both twins went on to work for major news bureaus and news magazines as photogs. They won many awards. One of the two twins was asked by the Obama campaign to hang out with FLOTUS, POTUS and their campaign entourage. He was with them for 1-2 weeks. Both of the twins come back to our town to give talks and exhibit their work. The twin who hung with the Obama campaign came back and gave a lecture and shared gorgeous photos of the Obamas. He said that we have no inkling how nice, and humane and welcoming the Obamas were and how nice and amazing their staff memembers were. This twin has photographed and rubbed elbows with many Presidents and their staffs. He said that Barack, and Michelle are obviously deeply in love. He also said they were the nicest politicians and staffs he has ever worked with. So I am sorry if my soap boxing here is too heavy but I am delighted to have such a gorgeous first lady who loves fashion but I am humbled to have such loving and caring couple at the helm of our nation. I really think they care for us.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 5:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterSusan

Thats cute JImboy.

Susan, I 100% agree with you. When I was watching the Pres in Ohio yesterday, I felt that he truly cared all through my spirit and I know that Michelle does as well.

This is an adorable pic!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 6:28 PM | Registered CommenterNyon

Mrs. O looks great and what's even more important is the mesage she is sending to parents, kids and the food industry!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 8:25 PM | Registered CommenterStrong Foru

Mrs. T also note the apple in the picture. One of the first things she did when she went to the White House was request that bowls of apples be placed through the west and east wings. Nice nod.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 8:26 PM | Unregistered Commentero'Coutoure

Jimboy, I love your post and your open mind. Sounds like you and your daughter have a great relationship. I bet she's a good influence on you! Good luck with your employment status.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterColumbia

We are so fortunate to have the Obamas in the White House. I feel so proud of them- I hold my head high these days!

Michelle Obama is the epitome of class and elegance.


Beautiful. Truly beautiful.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 9:14 PM | Unregistered CommenterCatherinek

The write-up was very spot on and well done. I too love President & Mrs Obama very much and have every confidence in their desire to do what's best for every single citizen of this country - It is very evident in the way the President works tirelessly trying to be as inclusive as possible even when he is shunned and disrespected by those he reaches out to again and again.
Obama and his wife are very decent, dignified and lovely people who seek to unite us even when it has cost him politically.
Thank you Susan & Jimboy for sharing your heartfelt and warm stories.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 9:29 PM | Registered CommenterEleroy

The message on the cover also says My Fight Against Childhood Obesity. Ah yes and she is certainly out there fighting for a great cause and living by example with her own children. When I pass by the magazine stands, or book stores, I see our First Lady with
her beautiful, healthy, flawess skin and the apple on the table and I’m reminded of the importance of fruits and vegetables and proper eating habits in “ALL" our diets, not just for our children, but PARENTS too.

Love pearls and earings with her blue dress. Could blue be one of her favourite colours?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 11:42 PM | Registered Commenterprettiribbons

What a great photo of Mrs. O....just beautiful. I love the color of that dress, and she looks fabulous in it.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 4:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterChristen

Beautiful picture, simple message - simply sensational !!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 8:01 AM | Unregistered Commenterunderground hypnosis

I just came from CVS and not a Newsweek magazine left. Something tells me that the message is just as important to readers as the messenger. FLOTUS is dedicated to this cause and she has shared her personal experiences with the challenges in feeding her own children healthy foods. I can appreciate the cover and not feel like I'm being scolded or demeaned as a parent. This childhood obesity is a serious matter, so the more information that parents and caregivers have at their disposal, the better off we'll be.
I like this photo of our Michelle, and you know I love those pearls. She's such an inspiration.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 10:51 AM | Registered CommenterCharlene in Detroit

She certainly doesn't have the girl next door look!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 12:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterASH

Mrs. Obama looks great! I whole-heartedly agree with Mrs. Obama's platform. Our physical bodies weren't meant to consume the garbage that's being sold in the markets today, in the name of food (whether 'junk' or chemically preserved)! When the body receives the proper nutrients from wholesome food sources, it will tell you when it has had enough to eat and when it needs more of a certain food, instinctively. Food with the proper nutrients promote clarity of mind (for better focus and studying) and a heightened physical strength and much needed endurance which we all need, not just our children alone!

Thank you, Mrs. T for sharing this post!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 5:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterMs. M

This site is all about Michelle Obama. If you do not like what she wears, If the very thought of her offends you, why not look elsewhere? Just do the right thing because it's the right thing to do.

Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 1:19 AM | Registered Commenterfcv1922

This is a beautiful cover. If you wanted a representative of healthy living, I'm not sure you COULD find a better ambassador!

Monday, March 22, 2010 at 9:11 AM | Registered CommenterPosh Tater

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