#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.
08-06-2013, 11:05 AM
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