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First Lady Works Out With D.C. Students



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    First lady Michelle Obama launched the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition by working out with local D.C. students.

    She dropped by Bell Multicultural High School in Northwest Wednesday afternoon to exercise with students in the gymnasium.

    The group struck yoga poses, jump-roped and made healthy trail mix snacks.

    The council, co-chaired by gymnast Dominique Dawes and NFL quarterback Drew Brees, will encourage children to eat healthy and be active.

    Obama urged Congress to pass a child nutrition bill to support the efforts of the council and her "Let's Move" initiative.

    It's not just about calorie-counting, Obama said. She stressed the importance of striking a balance between exercise and nutrition.

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

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