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First Lady and Big Bird for Healthy Kids

By Heather NealPosted February 21, 2013 12:17pm (EST)
Big Bird and First Lady Michelle Obama

Big Bird and First Lady Michelle Obama


First Lady Michelle Obama and Sesame Street's Big Bird teamed up to film two public service announcements encouraging kids to eat healthy and get active. The new PSAs are launched as part of the third anniversary celebration of Let's Move! -- Mrs. Obama's initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

Widely known for her flagship effort to improve children’s health with lifestyle improvements, Mrs. Obama issued a Healthy School Challenge in 2010. In 2012, 4,000 schools achieved the certification that includes more produce and less processed foods. This year, over 5,100 schools are certified. Check out the online application to see how your school can get involved, too.

Check out the latest PSA in the effort to get kids to make healthy choices in the video below.

You can watch the second PSA featuring Big Bird and the First Lady below. This one features a casual conversation between the two in the White House kitchen where they discuss healthy choices.

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