Michelle Obama’s Jumping Jack Flash

By Charmaine Gooden

Things were really jumping at the White House as First lady Michelle Obama led 400 local children in doing one minute of jumping jacks on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday in an effort to jump right into Guinness World Records. The first lady is involved because of her “Let’s Move!” campaign to help combat childhood obesity and promote physical fitness and healthy eating for children.

Mrs. Obama wants to set a record for the most people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. To accomplish that, more than 20,000 people around the world will need to do jumping jacks for a minute. by 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday. The event at the White House will hopefully inspire thousands more children to do jumping jacks for a full minute on Tuesday and Wednesday. National Geographic Kids magazine is supporting the effort by hosting events across the country in schools, malls and other places.