First Lady Michelle Obama appears in a cute new PSA with Elmo from Sesame Street that seeks to impart the wisdom that if you want your children to have healthy habits then you should practice healthy habits so they can learn from your actions. Here are a few screencaps from Michelle Obama and Elmo’s new PSA video:
This past [May], Michelle Obama stopped by Sesame Street to tape a Public Service Announcement with everyone’s favorite muppet, Elmo. The PSA, part of Sesame Workshop’s Healthy Habits For Life initiative, encourages exercise and nutritious eating habits, and extols the importance of parents as healthy role models. The First Lady explains: “If you want your child to have healthy habits, practice healthy habits, too. Because you’re your child’s best role model.” Sesame Street is certainly making good use of Michelle Obama’s influence; as Elmo himself says: “Well, if Mrs. Obama wants to exercise, Elmo wants to exercise too! Yay exercise!!”
Altho this clip was filmed last Spring, this is the first time I’ve seen it and I thought it’d be cute to pass along. After the jump, check out the vid clip in full to see Michelle and Elmo in action …
Aww, it’s a very cute clip … with very practical advice. Princess Zakiya does EVERYTHING that her mother does whether good or bad so Tracey has to keep on her best behavior in order to help instill Z with healthy habits. It’s good advice for any age … don’tcha think?