TODAY   |  September 12, 2013

First lady to America on TODAY: Drink water

Michelle Obama sends a special video message urging Americans to join the effort to drink more plain, old-fashioned water. The White House, in conjunction with the Partnership for a Healthier America, will launch the nationwide campaign Thursday with the simple message: “Drink up.”

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>> the wlous is coming out with a new initiative t. first lady michelle obama sent us a special message about it.

>> hello "today" show viewers and good morning from the white house . today i'm working to inspire americans from all across the country to the drink more water. that's why i have stolen matt and sa van fa's mugs and exchanged them with water class ifs. water is the best and easiest choice we can make to feel energized, healthy andry freshed. you are what you drink and when you drink water, you are at your best. so drink up.

>> michelle obama , thank you very much. the only problem with that is, she also sent the same miami to kathie lee and hoda. drink up.

>> they take a different interpretation of that.

>> how much water do you drink a day?

>> oh, i don't know.

>> equal water to coffee.

>> yeah!

>> which is why we never see her in her office.