Fox Nation attacked Michelle Obama by asking if she is turning the Easter Egg Roll into a “fat camp” by adding physical activities and healthy meals to the agenda. In fact, first ladies commonly incorporate their policy initiatives into the annual event.
Fox Nation highlighted a Cybercast News Service article that claimed the first lady was trying to transform the Easter egg roll into a “fat camp” by “inflict[ing] exercise,” upon “kids who just want to celebrate the season.” From Fox Nation:
The inclusion of health-related activities does not mean the Easter Egg Roll has become “fat camp.” According to the White House's official website, all events, including the Easter egg roll itself, will proceed as scheduled, along with exercises and cooking demonstrations to highlight Obama's “Let's Move” campaign against childhood obesity. From WhiteHouse.gov:
This year, more than 35,000 people will be joining us on the South Lawn for games, stories, and, of course, the traditional egg roll.
In addition to all the fun and games, the day's activities -- which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations -- will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, which are key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative.
Other first ladies have used the Easter egg roll to highlight their policy initiatives. During the 2002 Easter Egg Roll, Laura Bush read to children to highlight her campaign on literacy, a tradition that Michelle Obama has continued.