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Michelle Obama's Sesame Street PSA: "You're Your Child's Best Role Model" (VIDEO)

Michelle Obama Sesame Street

First Posted: 06/07/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 11/17/11 09:02 AM ET

This past Tuesday, Michelle Obama stopped by Sesame Street to tape a Public Service Announcement with everyone's favorite muppet, Elmo. The PSA, part of Sesame Workshop's Healthy Habits For Life initiative, encourages exercise and nutritious eating habits, and extols the importance of parents as healthy role models.

The First Lady explains:

"If you want your child to have healthy habits, practice healthy habits, too. Because you're your child's best role model."

Sesame Street is certainly making good use of Michelle Obama's influence; as Elmo himself says:

"Well, if Mrs. Obama wants to exercise, Elmo wants to exercise too! Yay exercise!!"

Photo Credit: Richard Termine

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