First Lady Praises Arlington ISD

Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011  |  Updated 12:30 PM CDT
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First lady Michelle Obama has praised the efforts of a Texas school district to combat childhood obesity during a speech in Washington.

Obama was promoting her "Let's Move!" fitness campaign during a National League of Cities conference in Washington on Tuesday.

She cited the example of a school district in Arlington which provided pedometers to students and challenged them to walk as much as possible during school vacation.

Obama told participants that the winner had taken 6.8 million steps.

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