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Hanging Out with First Lady Michelle Obama

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the “Let’s Move!” Google+ Hangout in the Blue Room of the White House, March 4, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)
                                                                                                           Chuck Kennedy/Official White House Photo

This afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama joined her first ever Google+ Hangout live from the Blue Room of the White House. Continuing our series of “Fireside Hangouts” on Google+, Mrs. Obama participated in a virtual conversation about Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure our nation’s kids grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

During the Hangout, the First Lady discussed the new Let’s Move! Active Schools program designed to bring physical activity back to schools, the importance of family dinner, steps to get healthier lunches into schools – and favorite dance moves (of course, it’s the dougie. And yes, everyone in the hangout dougied together.)  Watch the full video:

The Google+ Hangout with the First Lady, which was moderated by Kelly Ripa, co-host of LIVE with Kelly and Michael, was part of the Let’s Move 3rd Anniversary celebrations, which included a tour of three states last week and the launch of several new initiatives, including Let’s Move! Active Schools and the MyPlate Recipe Partnership. The participants who joined Mrs. Obama’s virtual conversation were from all over the country, including:

  • Lexi Croft, a mother from Wyoming and an avid member of parenting communities on Google+
  • Kishan Shah, a New York native who works in the financial industry. He's also an advocate for kids, inspiring them to live healthier lives
  • Brad Lowery, a father of three from North Carolina.  Brad works in the health care field, and regularly hosts health and fitness hangouts on Google+
  • Denene Millner, a New York Times bestselling author and the founder of the blog, MyBrownBaby.com. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and their two daughters
  • Mrs. McGuiness's third grade class joining us from Brewer Community School in Brewer, Maine. The class has recently been learning all about health and fitness