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Michelle Obama talked to Jay Leno Monday night about her new gig as iVillage's first-ever guest editor! Fresh off leading the U.S. delegation to London for the Summer Olympics, the first lady announced that she's teaming up with iVillage next week to give families her tips on making the annual back-to-school transition.
Starting Monday, Aug. 20, Mrs. Obama will serve as guest editor here on iVillage, where she will respond to readers' questions in an exclusive video interview with our Chief Correspondent Kelly Wallace. Additionally, the first lady will discuss her chosen theme, "Rev Up Your Back-to-School Routine," to help parents as they switch from vacation mode back to the academic year.
"iVillage is an important online conversation with working women and mothers, and I'm going to be the guest editor for the Back-to-School issue," Obama told Leno about her week-long stint.
"So we're talking about how do we get our lives on track as our kids go back to school, eating right, exercising, taking care of ourselves as women, nurturing our relationships with one another. So it's been fun to work with the crew. They are an exciting bunch of women...smart, sharp. This is the first time they've ever done it, and I'm honored."
The mother of two school-aged daughters -- Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11 -- the first lady will engage readers about not just her own thoughts, but also the iVillage community's advice about how to start the school year off on the right foot.
"Women get so much strength and inspiration from each other and I was thrilled to have the chance to work with iVillage and its energized, engaged audience of millions of women," said Obama. "As children across the country get ready to go back to school, this is an exciting -- and sometimes overwhelming -- time for American families. As guest editor, I hope to start a community dialogue on this topic so we can all share tips and advice to get our kids off to a great start in this new school year and help our families be healthier."
The first lady even stuck around The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as the talk-show host interviewed two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas ... and proceeded to tease the 16-year-old gymnast about eating fast food!
"You're setting me back, Gabby," Obama told Douglas when the Olympian admitted she splurged on McDonald's after winning her gold medal. "Don't encourage him. I'm sure it was a whole-wheat McMuffin."
"Sorry!" Douglas told the first lady..