David Jackson, USA TODAY
First lady Michelle Obama has done many things to promote her campaign against childhood obesity, including speeches, interviews, and various media events.
Her latest tactic: A hip-hop album.
Mrs. Obama's Partnership for a Healthier America is joining the Hip Hop Public Health Foundation on a 19-song album designed to encourage children to exercise and eat healthy foods.
From The New York Times:
"Doug E. Fresh, Travis Barker, Ariana Grande and other artists will contribute tracks to the album, 'Songs for a Healthier America.' A video has already been released for the first single, 'Everybody,' featuring Jordin Sparks, a winner of American Idol, with a guest appearance by Mrs. Obama speaking from the White House.
"Other songs, including 'Veggie Luv' and 'U R What You Eat,' will be distributed to schools in New York City through the educational company Channel One. The album will be available as a free download on the Partnership for a Healthier America's Web site when it is released on Sept. 30.
"This is not the first time that the 'Let's Move!' campaign has used pop stars to broadcast its message. Beyonce released a song in 2011 called 'Move Your Body,' complete with a customized workout for children and a music video."