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Team USA, First Lady Join Forces to Fight Childhood Obesity

Obama makes big announcement in Dallas



    First lady Michelle Obama made an appearance at the Olympic Summit in Dallas Monday to promote her Let's Move campaign aimed at helping raise healthier kids. (Published Monday, May 14, 2012)

    The first lady and the U.S. Olympic Committee are teaming up to stop childhood obesity.

    Michelle Obama stopped in Dallas on Monday to announce a partnership between her Let's Move campaign and the USOC.

    "This year, 1.7 million young people will be participating in Olympic and Paralympic sports in their communities," Obama said. "Many of these kids will be playing sports for the very first time or some of these sports for the very first time."

    The partnership will include beginner athletic training through free events across the country.

    "All it takes is one opportunity and, once they’re engaged, that’s when coaches and instructors can step in and become mentors," Obama said.

    After the announcement at the USOC Media Summit, Obama attended a campaign fundraiser at the Hilton Lincoln Center in Dallas for her husband.

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