Michelle Obama met with a small group of women on Monday to discuss her Let's Move initiative -- and other topics like not eating the whole bag of chips; TV time for First Daughters Malia and Sasha; and "creating change" in our day-to-day lives. Shine Senior Editor Lylah M. Alphonse got the scoop on all that and more.
Lylah also passed along this official portrait of Mrs. Obama and First Dog Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog who joined the Obama family in 2009. (Lawrence Jackson is the photographer.) The First Lady talked about what inspired the photo, and the kids who write to her:
Lylah also mentions that Mrs. Obama described Bo as a total pro at posing:
'She added that it was a "three-click shot" and that, even though there were helicopters coming in and plenty of people around, Bo was just "sitting there just like a little man. And it was like a hundred degrees out there, so he was sitting in the sun just going, 'Hey, am I done?'"'
Read more about Let's Move, the First Lady's state-dinner fashions, and what's in the White House garden this year.