First lady joins Texas dinner promoting fitness

FORT WORTH, TX (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama opened a two-day North Texas visit by sitting down to dinner with a group of eight parents to discuss the challenge of keeping their children physically fit.

The six women and two men discussed with Obama how they are changing their families' eating and leisure habits to include more exercise and less fat. To highlight the point, the dinner at an Olive Garden restaurant in Fort Worth consisted of pasta and meat dishes, soup and salad containing reduced calories and fats.

On Friday, she'll join chef contestants from past seasons of the Bravo series "Top Chef" and members of the Dallas Cowboys at a recreation center in southeast Dallas to promote healthier food choices for students in the nation's schools.

Obama's on a three-day tour.

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