April 11th, 2011
05:38 PM ET
First lady Michelle Obama's efforts to eliminate childhood obesity through her Let's Move initiative are getting a big boost by none other than Beyonce. The Grammy-award winning pop star is releasing "Let's Move! Flash Workout" a video re-written with new words to her hit song "Get Me Bodied" the press office for the first lady confirms to CNN.
The new video is set for release May 3rd at a "dance-in" at middle schools across the country. A preview is now posted on YouTube and shows Beyonce dancing at a school with kids. The pop star opens the video by saying her intent is to "promote the benefits of healthy eating and exercise, but what we want to do is make it fun."
The behind the scenes look at the shooting of the music video also shows middle school students talking about how hard it is to choose healthy foods. Two girls in a school cafeteria ask, "kids like us we eat Chinese food, McDonalds...when's the last time anybody had a carrot?" The next scene has Beyonce dancing while eating an apple.
The launch of the video at schools is sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters, the American Association of School Administrators, the National Middle School Association and the National School Boards Association. Michelle Obama launched "Let's Move" over a year ago aimed at fighting childhood obesity.
Beyonce has long been a favorite of the Obama's. The star sang "At Last" as the first couple danced at the Inaugural celebration in 2009. Last year she performed after a state dinner honoring Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife.