The First Lady harvesting vegetables from a previous White House garden.

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative is meant to spark discussion about healthy eating habits for children. Part of her initiative has involved the kitchen garden at the White House.

On Monday, the first lady was helped by school children from New York, Pennsylvania and North Carolina in planting potatoes, spinach, broccoli, carrots, radishes and onions at her fourth annual spring planting. Children from local Washington D.C. schools also helped with the planting.

The children who were selected to help with the White House garden this year had written to Mrs. Obama about their own gardening experiences at school and in their community.

The vegetable garden is the first at the executive mansion since Eleanor Roosevelt’s Victory Garden.