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Forget dunkin’ a donut – Michelle Obama is Slam Dunkin’ for fitness

The First Lady of the USA is bringing her A game to help promote healthy eating, drinking lots of water and getting your move on

Michelle has long been supported of the lets website, she is its patron, and now she has shown the nation what to do in her own inimitable style.

Mrs. Obama gets committed to what she is passionate about, and she must be passionate about this – in a public service announcement video for her pet project she is joined by some of the current NBA champions, the Miami Heat – and she shows them how to dunk in style. I have to admit, when I first saw this I didn’t believe it was her, this is a seriously col way to get the message out. To quote the Lets Move! site:

‘In the end, as First Lady, this isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition.’

– First Lady Michelle Obama

The lofty ideal is to cure America’s obesity problem in one generation so Americas kids born today can achieve their potential instead of languishing in the obesity trap.

The Task Force recommendations focus on the five pillars of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative:

  1. Creating a healthy start for children
  2. Empowering parents and caregivers
  3. Providing healthy food in schools
  4. Improving access to healthy, affordable foods
  5. Increasing physical activity

Perhaps Sam Cam and Harriet Harmon should put their dunkin’ where their slammers are…

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