Big Bird, Elmo to encourage kids to eat produce

December 20, 2013

A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.” Michelle Obama announced that the nonprofit organization behind the popular children’s educational TV program will let the produce industry use Elmo, Big Bird, and Sesame Street’s other furry characters free of charge to market fruits and veggies to […]

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New initiative encourages water consumption

October 1, 2013

By Amanda L. Chan The first lady wants you to drink more water. On a call announcing Michelle Obama’s newest healthy living initiative Sept. 11, Let’s Move! Executive Director Sam Kass explained that the White House is working with cities, private companies, and public taps to promote the message to “drink up.” Participating companies include […]

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Michelle Obama announces program to help kids get recommended daily hour of physical activity

March 1, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013, Newser By Darlene Superville, Associated Press Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks? Some schools are using both methods of instruction and Michelle Obama would like to see more of them use other creative ways to help students get the recommended hour of daily […]

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