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Michelle Obama has been actively campaigning to promote healthy lifestyles since becoming the First Lady, but it seems President Obama's wife has taken to more creative measures to get the message out there. The mother of two recently slow danced with Sesame Street's Big Bird in a grocery store because comedian Bill Eichner told her to do it - but it was all for a good cause, of course.
While the video, which involves The First lady playing a quick-fire style game called 'Arianna Grande or Carrot', is fun to watch, there is in important message behind the festivities. Obama is promoting The Eat Brighter campaign which shows the Sesame Street characters being encouraged to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, to encourage young children to make the same healthy choices.
In the video, comedian Bill Eichner quizzes Michelle Obama on what goes on when she and President Barack Obama finally get to rest after a busy day at work. Do they watch DVRed episodes of Hot in Cleveland?
"A lot of Sports Center going on in our house," she told him in the video. "If I want to talk to him, I've got to know a little bit about football, basketball or whatever it is."
However, Eichner was keen to ensure the important message made it across in the video, going on to say, "We are here for a very important reason. As we all know, other than texting funny GIFs, one of the first lady's priorities has been to raise awareness of healthy eating and exercise for young kids and parents alike," Bill explained. The Eat Brighter campaign sees the fresh produce industry and Sesame Street team joining forces to help encourage families to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into their daily diets. "We're bribing kids to eat fruit!" Eichner yelled.
According to The Eat Bright campaign, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese with childhood obesity ranking as the number one health concern among parents in the United States, topping drug abuse and smoking.
Watch Michelle Obama and Big Bird slow dance and talk about the Eat Bright campaign in the video below.