First Lady Michelle Obama has recently been spotted down in the Big Easy showing off just how much game she has, participating in a sports event the city held at Woldenberg Park.
The event was to promote Ms. Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and held in conjunction with the NFL’s Play 60 Campaign, both to encourage youth to remain active and to fight childhood obesity.
The purpose of the campaigns is to encourage children to be active for at least one hour every day and what better way to encourage children than to lead by example?
The First Lady appears to have just as much energy as the young children do as she runs and jumps her way through a mini training course.
We want you guys to grow up strong. And we want you guys to grow up healthy,” she says to the children. “You can be smart. You can be funny, but if you are not in good health, it is going to be a hard road to go.”
In addition to leading by example and giving them an inspiring pep talk, she adds one more incentive for the children to get up and move an hour every day.
Did you know that if you follow play 60 and you keep moving for 60 minutes everyday that you can get an award from the president?” she asks the children.
The Obama’s hope that The President’s Active Lifestyle award will be even more incentive for children to start considering how their activity levels affect their health now so that they will maintain an active lifestyle as they age.
Ms. Obama is also pushing for children to be more active while at school and for better nutrition in school cafeterias. She is also hoping for the removal of junk food from the vending machines at school as well.