Michelle Obama's Flash Workout

Published on May 05 2011 - 1:18 PM
Did you hear about the "Flash Workout" that broke out at schools around the country on Tuesday? As part of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, pop star Beyonce turned her song "Move Your Body" into a workout video that was aired simultaneously at more than 600 schools across the country--students at many schools had been learning the workout beforehand. (You can watch Beyonce's Flash Workout video here.) Michelle Obama showed up at Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, D.C. to join in the dance (check out her moves here).

I love the idea of the flash workout--inspiring so many kids to get moving in such a fun, collaborative way. What do you think?

Kerri-Ann Jennings is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University.