Elmo teams up with the White House

The government is teaming up with Elmo and his friends at Sesame Street to get out the word on healthy habits for the upcoming flu season, specifically what children can do to avoid getting H1N1, also known as Swine Flu.

The Department of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services and the Department of Education have all come together with the Sesame workshop (they produce Sesame Street) to launch a national public service ad campaign.

The new ads come on the heels of four PSA's the Sesame workshop produced in the spring explaining to kids the importance of washing their hands, sneezing into their arms and avoiding contact with eyes, nose and mouth.

You can see the new PSA's at www.flu.gov