First lady, MLB team up against childhood obesity

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Posted: Jul 20, 2010 12:37 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: First Lady, Michelle Obama, Major League Baseball, MLB, childhood obesity, White House, Let's Move, exercise, healthy eating, Oriole Park, Camden Yards, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, WBRZ

First Lady Michelle Obama is recruiting Major League Baseball to help her fight childhood obesity.

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association will team with the White House in the Let's Move campaign, which promotes exercise and healthy eating for America's youth.

Dressed casually in a print top, white pants and sneakers, Obama made the announcement Tuesday morning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home of the Baltimore Orioles.

Obama says the program is designed to end childhood obesity "so that kids grow up healthier to pursue their dreams."

She then participated in a clinic with kids from local baseball teams and members of the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays.

She played catch, threw grounders and ran for about a half-hour.

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