From the beginning, Michelle Obama's kitchen garden has been an
overachiever. Now, the first lady has added a 271-page book to her gardening resume,
and Americans can read all about the planting misses that came with the
hits, get tips on gardening at home, and, Mrs. Obama hopes, draw some
inspiration that just might change their lives. Oh, and if it happens to
help her husband's re-election campaign, that would be nice, too.
According to the Office of Minority Health, in 2009, African Americans
were 1.5 times as likely to be as obese as non-Hispanic Whites. So it
goes without saying that African-American should be concerned with their
diet. And according to the many nutritionists, the food pyramid is the
way to go.