"We can and should be best at educating our children about the importance of a healthy and balanced life", she said during a speech in the Rose Garden, which was attended by President Trump.
"Trump wishes to help the next generation by creating change through awareness on a variety of issues that affect children".
Moving to the White House in June after her husband, President Donald Trump took office in 2017, the first lady has taken a bot longer than her predecessors on settling on a definitive initiative, CNN reported.
The first lady made headlines for her compassionate reaction when one of the children accidentally spilled his drink.
"Too often it's used in negative ways", she said.
For months, a persistent rumor has floated around Washington that Melania doesn't really live in the White House and stays in a house with her parents and Barron near his suburban Washington school.
"I always believe that you need to treat each other with respect and kindness and compassion, but also stay true to yourself", she told students in a visit to MI, per CNN.
More than 15 months after becoming first lady, Melania Trump will be unveiling her formal platform focusing on the "overall well-being of children".
As recently as the past month, the first lady hosted a more compact group of 1-2 kids in the WhiteHouse for an hearing session regarding the emotional issues they face in their own lives, either in home and in faculty.
Mrs. Trump on Monday unveiled her "Be Best" initiative to help children "cultivate their social and emotional health".
"This is something that is extremely important to the first lady", Sanders replies.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump delivers remarks at the "launch of her initiatives" as first lady in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 7, 2018. Trump said the "Be Best" campaign will help to support families and children affected by the opioid epidemic, reduce the stigma of drug addiction across the country and bring awareness to programs and places now serving the issue like Lily's Place and the Cincinnati Children's hospital.
By promoting values such as healthy living, encouragement, kindness, and respect, parents, teachers, and other adults can help prepare children for their futures.