Beyonce lends star power to Michelle Obama's Let's Move
Pop star Beyonce is making a music video for Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative.
April 11th, 2011
05:38 PM ET

Beyonce lends star power to Michelle Obama's Let's Move

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.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. CyberRabid

    It wasn't all that long ago that Beyonce lent her booty to Moammar Gadhafi. I'm beginning to see a pattern; Beyonce has a yearning to be near 'power.'

    April 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm |
  2. Derrick Strode

    That's a Power Move! Fighting obesity to end the trend is current. My state went from number 4 to now number 2 for obesity! (Tennessee) How coincidental I just left Let's Move site and Fan Page. I must say they make it easy to get involved. I'm in!

    April 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm |
    • LRD

      I am totally in!!! This is a serious issue in the United States. Our children are at serious risk and the causes of obesity are totally preventable! We cannot wait to support health for our children!!!!

      April 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  3. Peggy Nakamoto

    My students are part of the "Let's Move" Flash dance, we are the official school for the Little Rock television market. This dance is catching on fire with the kids. They want to come to school an hour early to practice, come into the classrooms during lunch to dance. We have a Facebook site and the kids are practicing at home. May 3rd will not come soon enough.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm |
  4. Joseph

    Sounds good. I wish I was a kid again and enjoy and sights and sounds of being a kid and a healty one too. You rock, Mrs Obama.

    Cheers and May 3rd must come quick.

    Joseph Kup
    Port Moresby

    April 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
  5. aNTHONY

    Great idea for a good cause.

    Something (SADLY) tells me somehow the commenters will still find something negative, vile and hate filled to say...
    Why? Well.. because miserable SOBs like many commenters on here just hate to see this nation progress, and dont like to see others doing anything for a worthy cause, especially if they are named Obama.

    Why cant we just be happy that a pair of individuals are putting their energy towards a good cause such as this?

    April 12, 2011 at 2:11 am |
  6. Ane

    Beyoncé can do nothing wrong. Well done!

    April 12, 2011 at 3:36 am |
  7. Right

    you ever notice that all the people who are invited to the Peoples White House are black while racist obama is in there, hmmm. Looks like he is sticking to a racist retoric that he started with Wright.

    April 12, 2011 at 6:25 am |
    • Henry

      I bet you are one of those 8 in 10 Southern Republicans who admire the Confederates, all the while proclaiming that the secessing of the southern states was not because of slavery. Dream on, little man (woman), dream on.

      April 12, 2011 at 8:08 am |
    • Life

      You seriously believe that "all the people" invited to the White House are black? LOL. Ok. Maybe you're just noticing when the black ones are invited, since it never really happened before? But, I assure you – mulitple nationalites are invited for a multitude of reasons and occasions.

      April 12, 2011 at 9:07 am |

    THE LAST RACIST COUNTRY ON THE EARTH..THE USA...join the rest of the world ...Europe,Asia,and Africa.. we do not care what color people ..The USA will never be a world power again..they are too dumb

    April 12, 2011 at 10:30 am |
  9. Gaylon Barrow


    April 12, 2011 at 10:52 am |

      you are disgusting

      April 12, 2011 at 11:27 am |
  10. Laverne

    @ Right: What I have noticed is the Obama administration has been one of the most diverse administrations in the 25 years I have been following politics. It is unfortunate that a lot of "white" people have refused or shown lilttle to no interest in Michelle Obama's initiative. Many of them prefer to go along with Sarah Palin's foolishness and criticize this important work Michelle is trying to do. I know you are use to seeing mostly or all whites in the White House, and the Obama's have made it a little more colorful, you gotta love it, I do!

    April 12, 2011 at 11:01 am |
    • Michle

      No. She brought only her deauhtgr. She met two friends there. Every time you tell this, the number of rooms grows. Secret Service cordons off rooms when Presidents and their families travel. Try thinking about it.References :

      April 3, 2012 at 1:14 am |
  11. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Right, you are flat out lying through your computer. PRESIDENT OBAMA has recieved people in that WHITEHOUSE from just about every race of people there is in the world. Black, native and white AMERICANS, chinese, japanese, and phillipino AMERICANS, Puerto Rican, Cuban, and Mexican AMERICANS, and others! Right, you are Wrong!

    April 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm |
    • Anida

      Obama has not failed. He has eseccuded in bringing peace to America and the world. He has not started another war, sending young Americans to die in battle fields. Guantanamo, Haiti, the Health Reform Bill are indices of his welfarist leadership philosophy. More successes would be recorded in the coming months.

      April 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  12. Middle School Kid

    I'm so excited for this let's move project! My school has been selected for this! I'm so happy! I really love this dance!! I got to Jim. Bailey Middle School! Some kids her are obssed. Sadly,but this let's move project is excitinggggg!! (: and those racist comment offended me. Why can't we just be all good people? Well, I'm gonna drop the racist subject! ! So, "LET'S MOVE" !!!!!! -13

    April 15, 2011 at 9:26 pm |