In her effort to promote her healthy living agenda, Mrs. Obama has taped an episode of Iron Chef America at the White House which will air January 3, 2010.
The taping marks the first time a First Lady or any member of the White House staff has appeared on a TV reality show.
During this episode of the popular show, which paired Cristeta Comerford (Executive Chef at the White House) and Bobby Flay to compete against Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse, Mrs. Obama talked about the importance of making vegetables a part of children’s diet. Vegetables from the White House garden were used to prepare the meals featured in the show.
British cook Nigella Lawson (think Rachel Ray), actress Jane Seymour, and American Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin served as judges.