Missouri Food Science Symposium Seeks First Lady
COLUMBIA (AP) - Organizers of a 2012 food science symposium at the University of Missouri have launched a social media campaign to bring first lady Michelle Obama to campus
"Food Sense" is the theme of the school's annual Life Sciences and Society event in March. Obama's "Let's Move" campaign pushes for better school lunches, more access to fruits and vegetables and more physical activity among children.
The Obama recruiting effort includes weekly mass tweets on Twitter each Tuesday afternoon.
A web page called "Help Us Bring First Lady Michelle Obama to Mizzou" also encourages supporters to court her through Facebook and email messages to the White House.
The event is scheduled for March 16-18 and features food scientists, authors and government officials.
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