Beyonce releases video to battle childhood obesity
April 27th, 2011
05:12 PM ET

Beyonce releases video to battle childhood obesity

Beyonce wants you to "Move Your Body."

The singer has remixed her song "Get Me Bodied" as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign. The campaign was developed to deal with the epidemic of childhood obesity with the goal of ending it within a generation.

Beyonce reminded us a bit of  Olivia Newton John back in the day as Mrs. Jay-Z gets physical with a group of youngsters in a school cafeteria. Instead of John's colorful leg warmers, Beyonce rocks bright green knee high socks while she leads the kids through an exercise/dance routine. Check out the video:

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  1. Robert Morgan

    Great points. Thanks for sharing that info. My Health is also a problem. I've been struggling to improve my weight for several months.Lossing Weight will help Robert Morgan, The Friendly Advicer guy at http://vur.me/s/2no

    August 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LadyK

    I think it's wonderful that Beyonce has done this video to encourge obese children to get up and move!! She is an icon and I think young kids would respond to this. Way to go Bey!

    April 29, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jimmy Crap Corn

    All you postive posters are correct. In fact they should shelve the video idea as no doubt when these fat kids just hear of Beyonce and her aerobic ways there is no doubt they will put down the shovel.

    Yes B and the First Craphole, Michelle have done an outstanding job. Perhaps they could next tackle intergalactic travel.

    April 29, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Minerva P

    I honestly like what she's doing. Beyonce' is a very inspirational individual and when kids see this they are going to want to either learn the dance or just dance regularly to it. The only way to truly fight child obesity is for the parents to teach their children about healthy eating habits.

    April 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Panty Wearing Fairy

      I am a black gay male and Bs outfit inspired me to come out of the closet, eat less grits & bologna and eat more man meat.

      April 29, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bojo

    Also, you can put p0rn in front of kids and they will love it. If this is part of Obama's initiative then she should have been more respectful and dressed appropriately. He deals with enough problems as it is.

    April 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Bojo

    I dont think she is dressed appropriately for a kid's video. I myself am very young but I think this was done more to promote an album than actually inspire kids. if she was serious about children's fitness she should have at least wore a bra and sneakers.

    April 28, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • noonoo

      i think u just a hater cas u cant wear the things like B can... the outfit appeal to the young mans it help get their attention ... nd that attention will help them get up and dance... so get over yourself nd dance to the damn song !!!! ( GET OFF THAT HATERADE)

      May 1, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • NyteShayde

      Good Lord, what's with the mangled English? Does anyone understand what this mental midget is trying to say? ^

      May 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Robyn Hussa

    This is a fabulous step in the right direction to help with the childhood obesity epidemic and Beyonce should be commended for her incredible work, here. In addition, let's also start helping kids (and adults) learn the behavioral aspects to their obesity. In addition to teaching them about diet and exercise, kids need to learn WHY they are over-eating. The stressors, feelings, unhealthy coping skills, and (in some cases) depression or anxiety that feeds their obesity. "It's time to get kids talking about it" Great first step, though! Brava!

    April 28, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Fat Rolly Polly

      Hi, My name is LeSquosha and Im 4' 11" and did weigh 187 lbs. However after viewing Byonce tape I lost 92 lbs in just 3 hours. Thank you B and Mich.

      April 29, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. Beyonce is the BEST

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4oIzGirxkU&w=640&h=390]

    April 28, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. @N

    ok i c where it will mak some kids dance.but i know kids who hate music & r couch potatoes.but dats those kids lost if they grow up too fat they dont get married or live a happy life b/c they spend too much time tryin to lose it dat but they still eat mcdonalds.kids r the next generation & they gotta be taught well!!

    April 27, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • NyteShayde

      You need to head back to school and master the English language before you try to wow us with your intellect, or lack thereof.

      May 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. JD

    Kat is correct. The goal is for kids to dance along and they will. Thanks to the First Lady for developing the project. Thanks to Beyonce for getting on board. My kids and their friends are already dancing to this video.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. khandi

    What a great cause, and it is something that kids like to do, and that is dance. Way to go First lady Mrs. Obama.

    April 27, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • JL

      With all the weight lost perhaps we could take this excess fat and buy Michelle a pair of T I T S.

      April 29, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  12. Evel Knievel

    If you like it then you should put some chili on it. If you like it then you shoulda gorged on it.

    April 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Super Fupa

    All deliveries will be accepted at J Lo's trunk... .

    April 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. michael

    Hate all you want on this video, Beyonce doesn't give a damn what you think. She is making more money than your broke ass! So hate all you want while she counts her money.

    April 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bill & Ted

    where do we deliver the ding dongs, ho-ho's & ring-dings?

    April 27, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sunshine Girl *

    I think its a good idea, because there are so many young girls who try to emulate Beyonce. Alot of people may say bad things, but at least shes doing more than most entertainers.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  17. rev wright

    You racist just make me sick. Go back to school you simpleminded buffoons.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  18. BlackSwan

    I have to agree with Kat above, I think kids will more likely try to get up and mimic this routine. I think anything positive is going in the right direction. Good for Beyonce, I hope this goes to schools and the kids learn it and have fun.

    April 27, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Kat

    to 'sure thing' and '@N', the goal of this video is to recreate what Beyonce's previous videos like Single Ladies have done. Kids, well really anyone, will most likely try to learn this choreography for themselves & then make a video to upload to youtube like millions did with Single Ladies. So no, they will not just sit on the couch & watch. It will make them dance for sure, whether they get the entire routine down perfectly or simply jump around their room. Which is better than what the two of you are doing; sitting on YOUR behinds while posting negative & ignorant comments about a woman who is actually DOING SOMETHING to improve the health of our children. What have YOU done to help stop this epidemic? oh ok.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • sure thing

      "What have YOU done to help stop this epidemic?"

      I havent done nothing. Why? cause my kids arent fat.
      It isnt my problem if other peoples kids are fat.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      1. Then you have no room to comment on anything someone else is doing regarding this issue.
      2. Just as I suspected, you are IGNORANT.

      April 27, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evel Knievel

      @sure thing is right on. Fat kids are fat because their parents let them eat bacon and ice cream and deep fried gravy while sitting on their lazy duffs. Same parents who gorge themselves on may0nnaise balls and chocolate covered French fries while complaining about their thyroid condition.

      April 27, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat

      ok, so shouldn't something be done to combat this? like.... I don't know.... maybe getting someone to encourage kids to be more physically active..... since obviously their parents aren't doing a good job of it, so you say.

      April 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Al

    haters gon' hate. Keep doing your thing "Mrs. Jay-z"

    April 27, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kukla Fran and Ollie

      mm hmmm...aerobics wearing high heels...ya, that makes sense. Then again with Michelle in charge what could one expect.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Tommy

      "haters gon' hate"

      Looks like someone needs a few lessons in Grammer. Maybe repeating 2nd grade English could do you some good.

      May 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  21. L.L.

    Given the poor grammar and spelling of the first two responses to this article, I think that Beyonce should tackle education next.

    April 27, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. @N

    wat a good way to hav kids move!!havin em sit on the couch eatin chips watchin beyonce!!!way to go u just made kids even lazier than they already r!!!wats next no school!?!

    April 27, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  23. sure thing

    Beyonce releases video to battle childhood obesity

    & what a better way to achieve that.
    Have the kids Sit inside watching this video

    Beeonsay has nothing on Olivia

    April 27, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lindy

      The kids are not just sitting inside and watching, they are learning and doing this in schools all across the US.

      April 29, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  24. B0SS

    Is that the best you can do to discredit this video that has already spawned full gymnasiums of school children to do the entire routine?

    *smirks*

    April 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  25. NyteShayde

    You're responding to trolls. They really don't care about the article, they want you to make comments like you just made.

    May 2, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |

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