First Lady Michelle Obama Parent Advice: In Getting Active, Don't Be Afraid to Be Silly
In response to a question on Twitter, First Lady Michelle Obama shared her advice with a new mom who wanted to know how to make sure her daughter grew up
finding fitness fun.
Here's a tip: Find what they like & don't be afraid to be silly, i.e. #momdancing #AskFLOTUS
This is great advice for National Humor Month! #momdancing is a reference to Michelle Obama's recent visit with comedian Jimmy Falon. Chances are that
you've already seen the very popular video, which has over 15 million views on YouTube-it's a great example of how staying active doesn't have to be
boring. There are so many ways to have fun and loosen up about staying in shape. Some more ideas are suggested below:
Drum A Dance
Fun and Humorous PSAs Challenge Your Kids to Make Healthy Choices
Looking for inspiration on how to help your family eat right and move more? Check out these new public service announcements, designed to help parents
think of fun and sometimes humorous ways to challenge their kids to make healthy choices.
One PSA, titled "All In Together," encourages families to make family time healthy time and find fun ways to get healthy together. Two Spanish-language
PSAs encourage parents and caregivers to challenge their kids to make healthy choices.
The PSAs are part of the Obesity Prevention in Children Campaign, a multimedia public service announcement campaign, created by the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS), NIH's
(Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition)® program and the Ad Council, to encourage parents and caregivers to help children
maintain a healthy weight by highlighting the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating habits in a fun and engaging way for the whole family.
To view the videos and find additional information about the PSAs, go to
To view the Spanish-language PSAs, go to