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Simple Tips: Competing with an Xbox

First Lady Michelle Obama participated in a WebMD Town Hall in Homestead, Florida, and answered questions from audience members about how American families can make healthy choices. Mrs. Obama encourages parents to take an active role in helping kids eat healthy and be active, as part of her Let’s Move! initiative.

The First Lady shares some simple tips to get kids away from the screen and moving.

“Set up award systems. Kids are good at competing for things. So if we help them make it fun, that Xbox, that computer game is going to be a little less interesting to them because, as was said before, kids ultimately want our time more than anything else, but it is a challenge.  It's a challenge.”

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