First Lady, Big Bird Promote Good Eating, Exercise

WASHINGTON (February 21, 2013)--Sesame Street's Big Bird joins First Lady Michelle Obama in a pair of new public service ads that encourage children to eat healthier and be more active.

The ads will be be distributed to more than 300 Public Broadcasting Service stations.

One ad features the first lady and Big Bird in the White House kitchen showing how easy it is to eat such healthy snacks as fruits and vegetables.

In the other spot, Big Bird jogs, jumps and dances as Mrs. Obama explains that daily exercise is important for good health.

The announcements are part of the third anniversary celebration of "Let's Move," the first lady's anti-childhood obesity program.

She heads out next week on a two-day tour of Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri to discuss progress, and new efforts to improve children's health.

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