Michelle Obama, whose advocacy for fitness and nutrition have been a cornerstone of her work as First Lady, will appear on the nationally Syndicated The Dr. Oz Show on the third anniversary of her monumental "Let's Move!" campaign. Joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the First Lady will discuss how physical activity affects children's health and academic achievement. The episode will air Thursday, February 28, to coincide with a major announcement about bringing physical activity back to schools, to be made by Mrs. Obama and Secretary Duncan.
"Mrs. Obama's advocacy for physical activity in schools is an investment in our future and will give our children longer, healthier lives," said host Mehmet Oz, MD."The First Lady's sense of urgency on this topic goes hand-in-glove with the conversation we have with our audience every day. I'm humbled and honored that Mrs. Obama and the Secretary of Education will appear on our show to continue this national conversation with our viewers."
The two-time Emmy Award-winning nationally Syndicated The Dr. Oz Show first hosted Michelle Obama as a guest in September 2012.
The two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show, hosted by the two-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is now in its fourth season. The Dr. Oz Show, which is currently seen in 118 countries worldwide, debuted domestically in 2009 with the biggest ratings in ten years in daytime television.
Dr. Oz served as health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including "YOU: The Owner's Manual," "YOU: The Smart Patient," "YOU: On a Diet," "YOU: Staying Young," "YOU: Being Beautiful" and "YOU Having a Baby" as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart." He has a regular column in TIME Magazine and O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is vice-chair of the Department of Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.