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Big Bird, Michelle Obama team up for health

Big Bird and Michelle Obama team up to

Big Bird and Michelle Obama team up to encourage kids to eat healthfully and exercise. (Credit: Handout)

Big Bird visits the White House for two new 30-second public service announcements featuring the yellow guy from "Sesame Street" with first lady Michelle Obama.

In the first clip, the two are in the White House kitchen. Big Bird bets Obama can get any food she wants there — and the first lady tells him what she really likes are “juicy fruits and crunchy vegetables.” She tells him that some fruits with peels — such as oranges and bananas — have their own “carrying cases,” making them good choices to grab when on the go.

In the second clip, Big Bird jogs, dances and jumps in the background while Obama espouses the importance of physical movement to good health.


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The new PSAs are part of the third anniversary celebration of Michelle Obama's “Let's Move” campaign, which was launched Feb. 9, 2010. The videos can be viewed on all Sesame Workshop websites and on YouTube.

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