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Michelle Obama takes credit for slimming down obese America

First lady Michelle Obama exercised with elementary school children in Washington, DC Friday where she took credit for changing obese America’s bad eating habits.

Obama touted the success of her “Let’s Move” campaign, of which all 111 DC public schools participate in by serving healthier school food and engaging students in physical activity, WJLA News reported.

“Make no mistake about it,” Obama told the assembled crowd at Orr Elementary, including her workout partner for the day, Shaquille O’Neal, “We are changing the conversation in this country. We are creating a cultural shift on how we live and eat. And our efforts are having an impact on our children’s lives.”

According to The Hill:

Obama said when she first began her signature initiative, she couldn’t imagine a time when fast-food commercials advertised for breakfast sandwiches made with egg whites. And she praised restaurants like Red Lobster and Olive Garden for offering healthy choices.

Obama also reiterated an August study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed 19 states and territories saw obesity rates decline among low-income preschoolers.

Sounding eerily like her husband who promised to “fundamentally transform the United States of America,” the first lady said: “Right now, we’re truly at a pivotal moment – a tipping point when the message is just starting to break through, when new habits are just beginning to take hold, and we’re seeing the very first glimmer of the kind of transformational change that we’re capable of making in this country.”

Perhaps DC schools feed the students more yummy food than the “tastes like vomit” school food Kentucky students are being force fed due to Michelle Obama’s initatives.

Related: “School kids to Michelle Obama: Our lunches ‘taste like vomit’”

Watch the ABC News DC affiliate report here:

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