Obama does the healthy dance


First Lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention in Orlando, Florida, August 10, 2013.

WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama has teamed up with rap and hip-hop stars to promote healthy eating and exercise in a series of music videos being released online.

Obama can be seen talking about her &39;Let&39;s Move&39; initiative in the first video of Songs for a Healthier America.

The track Everybody features performances by Jordin Sparks, Doug E Fresh, Ryan Beatty, Artie Green, television personality Dr Oz and the Hip-Hop Doc.

Obama herself does not actually rap.

A total of 19 tracks with names such as U R What You Eat and Veggie Luv are to be released.

Obama has focused her attention on fighting childhood obesity through exercise and healthier eating, including planting a White House vegetable garden.

President Barack Obama had claimed at a recent event for kids at the White House that broccoli was his favourite food.

Teased about the statement by talkshow host Jay Leno last week, the president replied: "I have broccoli a lot."

When pressed, Obama told Leno: "It is one of my staples. Me and broccoli, I don&39;t know, we&39;ve got a thing going.

"It goes especially well with burgers and fries."