Reagan Spomer, a youth advocate for the American Heart Association, recently traveled to Washington DC to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant the White House vegetable garden. Reagan was chosen to participate in this event because she sits on the national board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The goal of the project is to encourage youth to get involved in gardening and to encourage including vegetables as part of a healthy, daily diet. For more on this story, CLICK HERE.
Reagan will travel to Washington D.C. again in May to participate in the AHA's National Lobby Day where she and her Mom, Lynn Spomer, will visit with our congressional delegation about child nutrition and to encourage the continuation of guidelines that improve the nutrition of school lunches. They will also advocate for increased funding for the National Institutes of Health for research.