FORT WORTH — First lady Michelle Obama’s visit caused some chatter on Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Police Scanner Thursday night as traffic watchers wondered about the heavy police presence on the city’s northside.
Asked one scanner participant: Any idea what is going on with the rolling police escort on I-35W, heading north of Alliance area?
Said another: "The side that turns left onto 35W is blocked and has been blocked most of the evening."
Shelly Frost had the answer: "First lady Obama."
Marcey Inman Martin piped in: "Michelle Obama is in the area."
Both apparently were right.
The president’s wife held a roundtable dinner discussion at the Olive Garden in the 9000 block of Rain Lilly Trail in Fort Worth with parents who are changing habits in their homes and communities to help cut down on juvenile obesity.
It was the first of a two-day North Texas visit designed to discuss the challenge of keeping children physically fit.
According to The Associated Press, 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 the Olive Garden 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.
— Marty Sabota