Michelle Obama Grilled By 11-Year-Old Reporter On ‘Let’s Move!’ Campaign
5:00 pm, March 12th | by Laura Donovan
Snagging an interview with the first lady is an accomplishment in itself, but asking tough questions is particularly impressive for a young, novice journalist. Especially when she hasn’t even taken her SATs yet.
Topanga Sena, an 11-year-old reporter for Scholastic News in Florida, can knock both of the above off her bucket list. As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, the middle school aged girl recently had the opportunity to speak with first lady Michelle Obama about her Let’s Move! campaign and whether it oversteps its boundaries.
“How do you respond to critics who say the government should not be telling people how to eat or to stay active?” Sena asked, reading from a sheet of paper.
“You know, that’s absolutely right, and Let’s Move! doesn’t do that,” said the first lady. “Let’s Move! is not about having government telling people what to do, because government doesn’t have all the answers. I mean, a problem that’s this big and affects so many people requires everyone to step up. So we’re asking everyone to do their part. Parents have to make some changes at home, but they need the information to be able to make those choices. And they have to have access to affordable foods in their communities, fresh and healthy foods, right? So we need government to do its part, but we need businesses to do their part, as well.”
We’re not totally sure the question was fully answered, but hats off to the young lady who asked Ms. Obama something that has been on the minds of many since Let’s Move! debuted two years ago. This 11-year-old could be ready to start covering the presidential campaign this fall.
Watch the clip below, via the Washington Free Beacon: