Mrs. Obama: Its OK to splurge
Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.
"How would you appreciate vegetables if you never had chocolate?" she asked. "You couldn't live without a little chocolate, a little French fries."
The first lady took questions from children after the White House Easter Egg Roll. She told the kids that if they eat right most of the time, then a splurge or snack is not going to hurt them.
"I still splurge when I can, but that's why I try to exercise almost every day," she said.
The first lady said she tries to teach her two daughters balance and healthy meals at home. This makes up for any ice cream or birthday cake they have while out.
Mrs. Obama said her favorite physical activity is tennis. She tries to play at least once a week. She said her daughter Malia participates in track and tennis. Sasha enjoys basketball and dance.
The kids she talked to ranged in age from 613 years old. She told them to eat balanced meals, drink water and keep moving.
"The more water you drink, the less room you'll have for the junk," she said.
More than 30,000 people visited the White House for the annual egg roll.