Local Entertainment Studio and Central Florida Educators Partner to Respond to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Call To Action

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Studio K (http://www.studiokorlando.com) gathered dozens of Central Florida educators in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s national call to action to support a healthier generation of children in her “Let’s Move!” campaign initiative (http://www.letsmove.gov).

On May 24, 2011, Studio K (http://www.studiokorlando.com) gathered dozens of Central Florida educators in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to action to support a healthier generation of children in her “Let’s Move!” campaign initiative (http://www.letsmove.gov). The educators performed the dance choreography created by musical artist, Beyonce, who partnered with the First Lady on this national program.

“Let’s Move!”, launched by the First Lady and endorsed by President Barack Obama, is dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children today will develop a healthier lifestyle and be empowered to pursue their dreams. Combining comprehensive strategies with common sense, “Let's Move!” places children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest years by providing parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices. Steps to further this program include: healthier foods in our schools, ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable meals, and helping children to become more physically active.

“In the end, as First Lady, this isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids think about food and nutrition,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.

The event was held at the Orlando entertainment facility, Studio K, and featured Studio K dance instructor, Manny Desmet who has worked as a principle dancer for "CATS" and was featured in the film, "Gods and Generals." Desmet’s choreography has also been selected for Relay for Life, the signature fundraising event of the American Cancer Society.

Also supporting this event will be the local restaurant franchise, Sweet Tomatoes (http://www.sweettomatoes.com), who will be donating all food items to continue the healthy living example for the educators and families they serve.

“We are honored to answer the First Lady in this initiative and prove that Central Florida is taking the lead to further demonstrate that educators are committed to students nationwide and to support them in this ongoing effort,” said Studio K Owner and CEO, Kristin Weissman. “Studio K currently has both dance instructors and members who serve within the Central Florida school system, and we are proud to acknowledge their tremendous efforts and to also continue to highlight the Orlando arts community through this dance event.”

About “Let’s Move!” Inc:

“Let’s Move!”, alongside the Partnership for a Healthier America will work with the Federal government to build target industry-specific solutions to fight obesity that can be measured and tracked. Rather than award grants, engage in policy discussions, or develop programmatic activities, the Partnership concentrates on mobilizing leadership from across sectors and at every level to take action that can have a significant impact on organizational goals. For more information about “Let’s Move!”, please visit: http://www.letsmove.gov.

About Studio K:

Studio K, Inc. is a national public relations firm and entertainment studio. Based in Orlando, FL agency clients include corporations and individuals in the marketing, technology, fashion, music, film, consumer product, and non-profit industries. For more information on Studio K, please visit: http://www.studiokorlando.com.

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