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Tedy Bruschi & the First Lady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who now works as an analyst for ESPN, said today that he was thrilled to be part of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. He was in Washington DC on Wednesday for the launch of the President's Council along with Michelle Obama.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and three-time Olympian Dominique Dawes are co-chairs of the Council, while Bruschi was one of 10 others named to the Council.

Bruschi spoke about the experience today at the SBLI Football Camp for Kids at Gillette Stadium.

In Washington on Wednesday, Obama detailed why this was an important cause for her to champion.

“This year we’re expanding the work of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to include not just a focus on active lifestyles, but on healthy eating, too,” she said. “The Council will play an important role in our effort to help combat childhood obesity in this country and I am grateful to the athletes, chefs, doctors and nutrition experts who are volunteering their time on the Council to help make a difference.”