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First Lady In Newark To Discuss Obesity

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center - Washingtion, DC - Sep 14, 2010 - Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

First Lady Michelle Obama – Sep 14, 2010 – Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Michelle Obama was to discuss school nutrition and childhood obesity during a visit to New Jersey’s largest city.

Michelle Obama will be joined by Newark Mayor Cory Booker and will hear from students at the city’s Maple School in Thursday.

The first lady also is scheduled to participate in an after-school event at the New York Police Athletic League’s Harlem Center. Her office says the event will highlight the importance of physical activity to improve the health of children.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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