Michelle Obama: Kids need to be more active

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First Lady Michelle Obama marks the third anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” initiative by unveiling “Let’s Move! Active Schools” in Chicago on Thursday.

During an event at McCormick Place, she urged kids to be more active to improve their health and well-being.

She pointed out only one in three children are active everyday. She argued it’s time to make activity a way of life and fun again.

“For me, playing sports taught me how to be a part of a team, taught me how to be aggressive, how to compete and win, which were important lessons for a young girl, especially back then,” said Mrs. Obama.

The First Lady acknowledged many schools can’t afford programs for activities due to budget woes, but believes activities come in all forms, and don’t have to cost a lot of money.

After her visit to Chicago, the First Lady will head to Springfield, Missouri to see the changes Walmart is doing to make its foods healthier and more affordable.


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