#1 Michelle Obama's Newest Initiative: Using Hip-Hop to Fight Obesity08-06-2013, 10:47 AM
A nonprofit launched with the Let's Move! program plans to put hip-hop music videos in schools to get kids moving
By Elizabeth Flock
In June, first lady Michelle Obama appeared in a hip-hop music video that featured rapper Doug E. Fresh, singer-songwriter Jordin Sparks and TV medical personality Dr. Oz. The catchy song urged kids to "work hard/eat right" and "tell somebody/it's your body/c'mon." The song was just the first of a 19-track album, the majority of which are hip-hop, to be released by the Partnership for a Healthier America, the anti-obesity nonprofit that launched in conjunction with Michelle Obama's Let's Move! anti-obesity campaign, and a New York-based group called Hip Hop Public Health.
Usually when someone is trying to hawk a weight loss program they have gotten slim and trim from it themselves. She weighs more than when she first waddled into the White House.The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
08-06-2013, 11:05 AM
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