First Lady reads Dr. Seuss while encouraging new foods

First Lady Michelle Obama read Green Eggs and Ham to children of federal employees while encouraging them to try new foods during a visit to the Labor Department Thursday.

The first lady read the Dr. Seuss classic during a stop at a daycare center on the premises and then answered questions from pre-school-aged children about her own daughters and the family dog, Bo.

“I’m a sucker for kids,” Mrs. Obama said.

Michelle Obama did share that the girls enjoy playing on their computers and the swing set, but do not own horses.

Bo, the family dog, has never had pizza, as one child asked. Before she left, Mrs. Obama encouraged the children to try new things to eat, responding to one that she’s never eaten a crabby patty (from Spongebob Squarepants fame).