Opinion: Michelle Obama does the Dougie with students as part of Let’s Move


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Michelle Obama is so serious about her Let’s Move campaign to fight childhood obesity that she led by example Tuesday by dancing with a field full of students in the nation’s capital.

While Beyoncé’s ‘Move Your Body’ blasted over a sound system at Alice Deal Middle School, the first lady went through a series of dance moves, from the old-school Running Man to the newest craze, the Dougie, to the delight of the youngsters who sashayed along with her.


‘Beyoncé is one of my favorite performers on the planet. And when she agreed to remake her video and do this Let’s Move flash workout, I was so excited, because this is what we’ve been talking about -- that exercise and moving can be fun,’ Obama told ABC News.

The first lady launched the Let’s Move campaign in early 2010. ‘Get away from my french fries, Mrs. Obama,’ Fox commentator Glenn Beck said in September. ‘The first politician that comes up to me with a carrot stick, I’ve got a place for it and it’s not in my tummy.’


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