First lady Obama works with NFL to get kids moving |

First lady Obama works with NFL to get kids moving

Chevel Johnson, The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS – First lady Michelle Obama came Wednesday to the French Quarter, not for fine dining or jazz but to play football with the NFL.

She caught a pass during a flag football drill with a group of children at a temporary football field in Woldenberg Park. The NFL’s Play 60 clinic is part of the league’s events for the Thursday launch of its football season.

She joined NFL officials, players and former players to encourage children to move at least an hour each day. The clinic has goals similar to her “Let’s Move!” campaign against childhood obesity.

Earlier Wednesday, Mrs. Obama launched a new phase of her program at an elementary school in Slidell, La. She said schools’ nutrition education helps children make healthy eating decisions.

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