Muppets help First Lady announce Sesame Street healthy-food partnership

By Dru Sefton

“Elmo Compliments First Lady’s Arms, Tells Her Pizza Isn’t Healthy.” There’s a headline you don’t see every day.

The Sesame Street Muppet donned a tie for the Wednesday White House appearance, with his pal Rosita tagging along.  “And I wore my pearls, my mom’s pearls,” Rosita told Michelle Obama, according to U.S. News & World Report.

They were there to announce that Sesame Workshop and the Produce Marketing Association are joining the Partnership for a Healthier America in a two-year program to promote fresh fruits and veggies for kids. As part of the agreement, Sesame will allow the association to use Muppet stickers on healthy foods and grocery displays.

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