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Michelle Obama on Sarah Palin taking shots at "Let's Move"

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WASHINGTON--First Lady Michelle Obama brushed off jabs from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who in December incorrectly said her "Let's Move" anti-obesity drive calls for people to go without dessert.

Is Palin out of line?

"I don't think about her in this initiative, because it is not really about...this initiative is about balance and giving parent the kind of advice and tips that they have been asking for.

"I don't think there is anyone who really questions whether this is a real issue. And when people really understand what "Let's Move" is about...I don't get the sense in anything I do on the ground, when I am in contact with parents and school teachers and educators and pediatricians, they are grateful we are having this conversation."

Asked if she had any message for Palin or other critics, Mrs. Obama said "Let's Move."

For my post on Mrs. Obama talking about President Obama quitting smoking almost a year ago, click here.

For my post on Mrs. Obama defending serving sports bar food at her Super Bowl party at the White House--and her message on moderation and balance--that small doses of junk food are okay--click here.

For my post on the lunch menu Mrs. Obama served her print press corps on Tuesday, click here.

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I believe you mean "dessert."

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