Michelle Obama’s Newest Initiative: Using Hip-Hop to Fight Obesity (Video)

Michelle Obama’s Newest Initiative: Using Hip-Hop to Fight Obesity (Video)

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FLOTUS Michelle Obama has been big on fitness and making sure that are American’s are healthy since she’s been in the White House.

In June she launched a new initiative to get people to exercise. This time, she incorporates hip-hop into her plan.  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 song urges 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

The full album  includes tracks with names like “Veggie Luv,” by Monifah and J Rome, “Hip Hop LEAN,” by Artie Green, and “Give Myself a Try,” by Ryan Beatty, will be released on Sept. 30.

Let’s Move! Executive Director and White House assistant chef Sam Kass says the White House is fully behind the initiative to use hip-hop – and other genres of music – as a tool to get kids to live healthier lives.

Watch the Jordin Sparks, Dougie Fresh “Everybody,” below

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Source: US News