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Partnership for a Healthier America

Starting as early as next spring, eggplant could be brought to you by Elmo, Big Bird could be pushing the beets and the Cookie Monster could become the Celery Monster. The produce association will develop guidelines for how members should use the characters.  (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images for Children's Hospital Boston)

First Lady To Announce Sesame Street Deal That Markets Fruits, Vegetables To Kids

Under an agreement being announced Wednesday by Michelle Obama, the nonprofit organization behind the popular children’s educational program will allow the produce industry to use Elmo, Big Bird and Sesame Street’s other furry characters free of charge to help market fruits and veggies to kids.

10/30/2013

First lady Michelle Obama exercises with schoolchildren at Orr Elementary School as part of a ''Let's Move! Active Schools'' event on Sept. 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

First Lady: Drinking Water Single Best Thing Americans Can Do To Improve Their Health

First lady Michelle Obama led Wisconsin high school students in a toast to “the best drink in town” Thursday as she launched a campaign to encourage people to drink more water — something she said was the single best thing Americans could do to improve their health.

09/12/2013

File photo of First Lady Michelle Obama. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Wants People To Drink More Plain Water

Michelle Obama has pushed America to eat healthier and to exercise more. Now she says we should “drink up” too. As in plain water. And as in more of it.

09/12/2013

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