Let's Move! Flash Workout with Beyonce

Beyonce accepts the award for outstanding female artist at the 40th NAACP Image Awards on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009,in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

May 4, 2011 4:46:23 AM PDT
Grammy Award winner Beyonce led students from Chicago's Namaste Middle School and across the nation in a workout to help curb childhood obesity.

The "Let's Move! Flash Workout" is part of first lady Michelle Obama's initiative to fight childhood obesity, (letsmove.gov).

Beyonce re-wrote and re-recorded one of her songs, calling it "Move Your Body," for the Flash Workout, and videos have been produced in both English and Spanish. Watch the instructional videos on Youtube.com and watch Beyonce's introduction and performance . The students have learned the choreography and many schools will participate at the same time across the nation.

Let's Move! focuses on five things:

Creating a healthy start for children

Empowering parents and caregivers

Providing healthy food in schools

Improving access to healthy, affordable foods

Increasing physical activity

Learn about the program- and find out how you can get involved- at letsmove.gov

Namaste Charter School on the city's South Side was recently recognized for its efforts to make healthy food and fitness a part of the daily schedule.