“I am excited to become part of this effort that addresses a public health crisis. First Lady Michelle Obama deserves credit for tackling this issue directly, and I applaud the NAB Education Foundation for trying to make a positive difference in the lives of our schoolchildren.” -Beyonce
Singer Beyonce is joining First Lady Michelle Obama in the fight against childhood obesity, although to be fair Master P and son Romeo did it first. Beyonce has even offered up a Swizz Beatz re-make of her hit song, “Single Ladies.”
The track is called “Move Your Body” and features lyrics tailored to suit the “Let’s Move! Flash Workout,” video which will be distributed to junior high school students across the country.
Select schools across the country will perform the pre-choreographed dance moves during a broadcast on Tuesday, May 3 at 1:42PM EST.
Here’s the thing, Beyonce used to sell soda not too long ago. Remember this? In 2002 and 2003 Pepsi Beyonce told us of the “Joy of Pepsi”.
This is what happens when you try to sell everything to kids while being a “role-model”. Soda is a major factor in childhood obesity with many children and adults sometimes drinking most of their daily calories without realizing it. Even diet soda has been shown to be linked to increased risk of strokes and heart disease.
Maybe she’s read about those studies and is trying to put her best foot forward, using her clout to push youngsters in a healthier direction. Maybe Beyonce’s endorsement of and association with Michelle Obama’s initiative is the lesser of 2 evils when it comes to President Obama’s association with Monsanto. Maybe we should just be happy about this…
Check out her videos below designed to get the kids moving.
Watch the Let’s Move! Campaign Video
Learn the Dance Moves to Beyonce’s ‘Move Your Body’