Atlanta school readies for Michelle Obama visit

February 9, 2011
by Kristina Torres
Atlanta Journal Constitution

With First lady Michelle Obama winging her way to Georgia, "Coach" Betty Jackson of Atlanta's Burgess-Peterson Academy prepped for her visit Wednesday the only way she knew how: By ordering the fruit and vegetable snacks that students will eat next week.

"I'm honored," Jackson said. "It's exciting she knows about me and Burgess-Peterson Academy. It says what I'm doing for the children is actually working."

The school's 240 elementary school students, meanwhile, started  the day like they always do, with a "jammin' minute" of exercise and a healthy eating tip delivered by children chosen to be wellness ambassadors.


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