Last week we had the pleasure of attending the White House Easter Egg Roll for the third time. It was a great day of healthy fun in the sun on the South Lawn with 35,000 people in attendance, including First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama. The theme of the day was #GimmeFive in celebration of the Let’s Move! campaign's fifth birthday. The #GimmeFive campaign challenges people to give the First Lady five things they do to live a healthier lifestyle, whether it’s eating more fresh produce, taking the stairs or starting a new sport. View all of our photos from the event here.Hip Hop Public Health had the opportunity to perform with Easy AD emceeing the show while DJ FLO and Doug E. Fresh got the crowd moving. The music included the debut of Artie Green’s “Live Healthy & Gimme Five,” a song that was written in honor of the #GimmeFive anniversary theme. Cam Anthony and Q Worthy also performed “River of Life,” the Drink Up song and homage to water. Several artists from theSongs for a Healthier America album also joined us. Brady Rymer and Claudia Glaser-Mussen performed “Jump Up (It’s a Good Day)” and Paul Burch and his son performed “Wanna Jump” while lots of kids joined them on stage to jump up and move. Ryan Beatty also joined in on the action with one of his newest singles. In addition to the music, the City Gym Boys demonstrated 5 exercise moves and had kids come on stage to try them out and get moving. Our b-boys and b-girls also showed off their skills with a breakdancing performance. The day was filled with all kinds of different active events like yoga, basketball and tennis training from professional athletes, an obstacle course and a flash mob dance party led by the First Lady! Among the events, there also was an “Eggcited to Cook Stage” that featured celebrity chefs such as Sunny Anderson and Bobby Flay who demonstrated healthy recipes and snacks. We were thrilled to participate in this wonderful, health-themed celebration.
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