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First Lady Michelle Obama Checks Out Exhibit At NYC’s New Museum

First Lady Michelle Obama (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – First lady Michelle Obama is helping a New York City museum spread some advice on health: Drink up — water, that is.

The first lady and fitness advocate was at the New Museum on Thursday to view a street-art-inspired exhibit, called “Taking Back the Streets,” that aims to make the health-conscious message eye-catching.

She signed a massive paint-by-numbers artwork created for the show and chatted with eighth-graders who helped paint it. The students also created a poster of their own.

She told them their involvement in the campaign would make “a huge, huge impact on the health of our nation.”

“Keep it up,” the first lady told the children. “You guys are role models for so many kids, the fact that you guys can be involved in something this huge and exhibit this kind of creativity all over the country is like a once in a lifetime thing.”

The exhibit is a collaboration with the WAT-AAH! bottled-water brand.

Mrs. Obama is celebrating the fourth anniversary of “Let’s Move,” her anti-childhood obesity initiative.

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