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Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell team up for kids' health


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Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell team up for kids' health

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Feb 24, 2014

As if borrowed from a current AT&T ad campaign, Michelle Obama and Will Ferrell sit down with a "focus group" of children in a promotion for the fourth anniversary of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative.

Obama and Ferrell ask the children to share their favorite fruits and vegetables, and after hearing "cucumbers" and "bananas" Ferrel asks, "Diet cola, is that a vegetable?"

They also later strike "Krill oil supplement sandwiches" off the list of potential future school lunches after the kids show their best "ew" faces in unison.

Yet the best part of the video comes when Obama asks the children, "We want to know what kinds of celebrities you like, so, tell us who's your favorite comedian." As the replies are unanimous with "Jimmy Fallon -- he's funny," Obama drops her head laughing.

"Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Providing healthier foods in our schools," states the campaign's website, "ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food, and helping children become more physically active." 

Watch the "eat healthy" children's service announcement above.


Julianne Cassidy

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A city girl gone country, Philadelphia-bred journalist Julianne Cassidy relocated to be a Nashville-based digital editor for Scripps Media, Inc.