Slideshow: US, Mexico first ladies go back to school
SLIDESHOW - Michelle Obama and her Mexican counterpart Margarita Zavala hopped, skipped and played a parachute game with elementary school students in Maryland...
SILVER SPRING, Maryland (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama and her Mexican counterpart Margarita Zavala hopped, skipped and played a parachute game with elementary school students in the state of Maryland.
The first ladies later sat down with students in a free lunch program at Silver Spring’s New Hampshire Estates Elementary School on Wednesday. The women helped students pass bowls of broccoli around the cafeteria tables, and Zavala gave the students she met butterfly books from the Mexican state of Michoacan.
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The school recently won an award for teaching healthy living and is involved in a program designed to protect and restore butterfly habitats across North America.
Zavala and Mexican President Felipe Calderon were earlier welcomed to the White House by President Barack Obama and the first lady.
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