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(WASHINGTON) — While President Obama played arcade games on the boardwalk and toured the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie, first lady Michelle Obama hosted school children, including kids affected by Superstorm Sandy, to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

“Today the president, he left me to go to your state to visit with your governor, so we thought since he’s going to be there, maybe wouldn’t it be good to have some schools from New Jersey here with us,” the first lady said to the children assembled on the South Lawn.

“I understand that given all that you guys have been through that many of your schools got damaged in Sandy right? But despite that you guys are still going to school every day and you’re working on being healthy right, and it hasn’t been that easy because you guys managed to get though the school year way on top of the game and we’re really proud of you,” she continued.

“We’re here to harvest and we’re going to clear this out!” the first lady told the group before they went to the garden to harvest. 

Mrs. Obama and the children later made veggie pizzas with the vegetables harvested from the White House Kitchen Garden.

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