Tuesday, February 7, 2012 , Updated 12:03 p.m., February 8, 2012
UPDATED: First Lady Michelle Obama to be joined by Top Chefs in Dallas
First Lady is touring to highlight her efforts to fight childhood obesity.
DALLAS First Lady Michelle Obama will be making a visit this week to Dallas-Fort Worth as part of a three-day tour to highlight the work schools are doing to provide students healthier food.
First Lady Obama is marking the second anniversary of her "Let's Move" program to fight childhood obesity, and in Dallas, she'll be joined by six Top Chef contestants, including Fan Favorite Fabio Viviani and foodie fave Richard Blais; as well as Grayson Schmitz and Ed Lee, contestants on Season 9's Top Chef Texas, which has yet to announce a winner.
According to Bravo:
In an effort to provide healthier food to students across America, Chef'testants from Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series Top Chef will join First Lady Michelle Obama on one of her national tour stops celebrating the second anniversary of her initiative Let's Move this Friday, February 10 in Dallas. The chefs - Richard Blais (Top Chef All-Stars winner), Fabio Viviani (Fan favorite and Seasons 5 and 8), Jenn Carroll (Seasons 6 and 8), Spike Mendelsohn (Seasons 4 and 8), and Season 9 chefs Grayson Schmitz and Ed Lee will compete in a healthy cooking competition with students from a Dallas elementary school, a Gold school in the HealthierUS School Challenge program. The Dallas Independent School District is a leader in making healthy changes for its students -- it has the most Gold schools of any district in the country.
The event will take place at Nancy Moseley Elementary School in Dallas at 9 a.m.
First Lady Obama's trip to Dallas-Fort Worth will also include a round-table dinner discussion at a Fort Worth Olive Garden on Thursday evening, where she'll meet with parents about the work they are doing on behalf of her initiative.
The trip, which runs from February 9–11, includes stops in Des Moines, Iowa; Little Rock, Arkansas; Fort Worth; Dallas; Homestead, Florida; Longwood, Florida; and Orlando, Florida.
UPDATE: Ed will no longer be at the event. In his place: Austin chef Paul Qui.