Nothing gets the kids rockin’ like songs titled “We Like Vegetables” and music videos featuring Dr. Oz and spliced-in PSAs from the white house, right?
Actually, you might be surprised.
Michelle Obama, throughout her tenure as First Lady, has made the health of American children a top priority. But simply telling kids they should get up and move for a few minutes every day doesn’t necessarily inspire them to put down the game controllers and smartphones. So, Mrs. Obama is hoping that putting a hip hop beat and some celebrity vocalists behind that message might do the trick.
The Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health have teamed up with celebrity musicians to create “Songs for A Healthier America,” a 19-track hip-hop album designed to motivate kids to make healthier diet, exercise and wellness choices. The album, which also includes other genres like country and pop, features songs titled “U R What You Eat,” “Veggie Luv,” “We Like Vegetables,” and “Get Up, Sit Up.” Read more