First lady to launch 'Let's Move' tour in 3 states

FILE - In this March 15, 2011, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama gestures while speaking speaks at the National League of Cities Conference about the Let's Move! initiative in Washington. C-SPAN has teamed up with The White House Historical Association to produce a series on first ladies. It begins with an overview Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 on President's Day, and continues for 35 parts until ending with an hour on Michelle Obama on Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/File)

February 20, 2013 8:36:33 AM PST
First lady Michelle Obama is launching a three-state tour to promote her anti-childhood obesity program, "Let's Move."

Mrs. Obama will make stops next week in Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri. The tour is tied to the third anniversary of the "Let's Move" program.

The White House says the first lady will highlight the program's impact on making school lunches healthier and getting companies like Wal-Mart to make healthier food more affordable. She is also expected to announce new steps for bringing physical activity back to schools.

Ahead of her tour, Mrs. Obama will promote her initiatives in a series of interviews, including a segment on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and ABC's "Good Morning America."