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By: Catie Leary on Dec. 31, 2009, 8:23 a.m.
White House harvest

Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

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White House harvest

Michelle Obama holds a sweet potato while harvesting vegetables with elementary students on Oct. 29 on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. The first lady invited local school children to help with the fall vegetable harvest, part of an ongoing White House initiative to expose urban kids to gardening and healthy eating options.