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Michelle Obama Pushes Kids to Get Healthy

Michelle Obama Pushes Kids to Get Healthy
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Michelle Obama wants kids to maintain a healthy weight.
First Lady Michelle Obama visited a school on Manhattan's Upper West Side Thursday to announce a $500 million donation funding the battle against childhood obesity.
  
The money comes from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in honor of the 5th anniversary of the Let's Move initiative.  It's pushing educators and families to serve healthier food and organize more exercise.   
 
"It means pushing and investing until every child in this country can grow up healthy no matter where that child is from, what that child looks like or how much money their parents have," she said.
 
The first lady says studies show nationwide obesity rates have finally stopped rising and are actually falling for young children.  But she says there's still much more to be done to improve kids' health.