Friday, October 14, 2011

New Videos: Michelle Obama Answers Questions About The Let's Move! Campaign

First Lady takes to social media to boost participation in her childhood obesity initiative...
UPDATE, Oct. 17: More videos, below
Following yesterday's 15-second video greeting for Twitter followers from First Lady Obama, the White House today released a video in which Mrs. Obama explains how to get involved with the Let's Move! campaign. It's the first in a series.

"First Lady Michelle Obama sat down to answer questions from the Let's Move! online audience," notes the description that accompanies the video. It's the third video in a series created to utilize Twitter and Facebook to get the message out about the childhood obesity initiative.

Onscreen, Mrs. Obama talks about her Kitchen Garden, Let's Move Faith and Communities, the PALA Challenge, and other initiatives that citizens can participate in. Take action locally, Mrs. Obama says. Plant a garden--even if it's a container garden, or a rooftop garden.

"I encourage you to think about what's happening locally in your community," Mrs. Obama says. "Because one size doesn't fit all."

On Oct. 4, the White House announced that Twitter and Facebook followers could query Mrs. Obama about the Let's Move! campaign, using the hashtag #AskMichelle. Mrs. Obama welcomed 17 @LetsMove Twitter followers o the first-ever Let's Move! Tweetup, which took place on Oct. 5, during the 2011 Fall Harvest of her Kitchen Garden. The White House released a 24-second video featuring Mrs. Obama giving her fans a shout-out at the start of the Harvest event.

UPDATE, Oct. 17: White House releases  More Let's Move! videos:

In the first new video, Mrs. Obama discusses her workout routine and the music she listens to to get moving: Beyonce is a favorite, she says. Beyonce has offered huge support to the Let's Move! campaign.

"You may not be as fanatical about working out as me and the President, but you can work out a few days a week," Mrs. Obama says.

In another new video, Mrs. Obama discusses how to stay active in cold climates.

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