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First lady gets moving at soccer clinic

First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Soccer Foundation

First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Soccer Foundation President and CEO Ed Foster-Simeon, right, participate with local school kids in a youth soccer clinic Friday in Washington, DC. The clinic is to promote the national fight against childhood obesity and in support for the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign that encourage children to get 60 minutes of active play each day. (March 5, 2010) Photo Credit: Getty Images

   WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama kicked soccer balls with youngsters to encourage them to get the  recommended hour of daily exercise as she promoted her campaign against childhood obesity.

Obama’s participation in a soccer clinic Friday in Washington coincided with the announcement of a new partnership
between the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

    The groups are launching a 25-city tour to provide children and their families with free health screenings and soccer clinics. It’s part of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” anti-obesity effort.

  Obama said soccer gets people moving and their hearts

Her 11-year-old daughter Malia plays soccer.



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