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Restaurant Nutrition Draws Focus of First Lady
The New York Times ^ | February 6, 2011 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg and William Neuman

Posted on 02/06/2011 6:42:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

After wrapping her arms around the retail giant Wal-Mart and trying to cajole food makers into producing nutrition labels that are easier to understand, Michelle Obama, a healthy-eating advocate, has her sights set on a new target: the nation’s restaurants.

A team of advisers to Mrs. Obama has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children’s meals that include healthy offerings like carrots, apple slices and milk instead of French fries and soda, according to White House and industry officials.

The discussions are preliminary, and participants say they are nowhere near an agreement like the one Mrs. Obama announced recently with Wal-Mart to lower prices on fruits and vegetables and to reduce the amount of fat, sugar and salt in its foods. But they reveal how assertively she is working to prod the industry to sign on to her agenda.

On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama will begin a three-day publicity blitz to spotlight “Let’s Move!,” her campaign to reduce childhood obesity, which was announced one year ago this week.....

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
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Is this Romania or Argentina? Who the #**& put her in charge of our food supply and educational system?!
1 posted on 02/06/2011 6:42:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

we’d like YOU to MOVE...and STFU!


2 posted on 02/06/2011 6:43:33 PM PST by goodnesswins (I'm not a great man....I just believe in great ideas! Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Right now she is drinking beer and stuffing chicken wings.

Pass the salt Barry.

3 posted on 02/06/2011 6:44:05 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: bmwcyle

Muslim women are allowed to attend a Super Bowl party with the men? Who knew?


4 posted on 02/06/2011 6:46:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
White House announces Super Bowl menu: 'Bratwurst, Kielbasa, Cheeseburgers, Deep Dish Pizza, Buffalo Wings, German Potato Salad, Twice Baked Potatoes, Potato Chip, Pretzels, Chips and Dips, Salad, Ice Cream'...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110206/ap_on_sp_ot/us_obama_super_bowl_menu
5 posted on 02/06/2011 6:47:01 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Our communists black Muslim leader the King Obama put her in charge and she should be renamed Queen Obama.
6 posted on 02/06/2011 6:47:12 PM PST by Logical me
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

... bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza, buffalo wings, German potato salad, twice-baked potatoes, chips and dip, ice cream.

Oh ... and green salad

Do as I say, not as I do, MaBelle??


7 posted on 02/06/2011 6:48:15 PM PST by twyn1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hillary loaned Muchie her lock box for balls.


8 posted on 02/06/2011 6:48:27 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Cheerio

Sorry, Michelle—Super Bowl Menu Isn’t Lo-Cal
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2669616/posts


9 posted on 02/06/2011 6:48:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Fatass Moochelle’s Pay More Get Less plan. Americans are going to love it!


10 posted on 02/06/2011 6:48:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Happy 100th Birthday President Reagan. America misses you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Apparently she is running the country:


11 posted on 02/06/2011 6:49:51 PM PST by LucyT ("We lived in the Best of Times, in the Best Place, in All of Human History." - by Lucy T.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Restaurants have been reducing portions now for two years as food prices climb and healthcare costs escalate.


12 posted on 02/06/2011 6:50:17 PM PST by DBrow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was forced to drink milk my whole childhood. Milk makes me throw up. I have an allergy to it. Who is she to insist all children must drink milk with meals? I drink soda thank-you. It does not make me throw up.


13 posted on 02/06/2011 6:50:20 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: LucyT

Nature abhors a vacuum.


14 posted on 02/06/2011 6:50:38 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Moochelle! Why don’t you show us how! With the amount of junk in that trunk, why not lead by example.


15 posted on 02/06/2011 6:50:44 PM PST by luv2ndamend
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To: goodnesswins

Sounds like a pretty good campaign slogan for the Obama’s in 2012.... Time to MOVE Moochelle!!


16 posted on 02/06/2011 6:51:08 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mrs. Obama announced recently [an agreement with] Wal-Mart to lower prices on fruits and vegetables and to reduce the amount of fat, sugar and salt in its foods

What in the world? Is this true? I cannot believe Wal-Mart is knuckling under to her. These damn dictators come up with something every day to really annoy me.

17 posted on 02/06/2011 6:55:13 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle, you and Barry are going to go down as the most hated, biggest buffoons ever to have inhabited the White House. Your time there will, in all probability, spawn a FLOTUS: STFU movement. What we eat, how much of it we eat, when and where we we eat it, is none of your damn business. Grow your contaminated White House vegetables, wear your boob belts, stuff your face with lobster and Grey Goose martinis, and piss off.


18 posted on 02/06/2011 6:55:35 PM PST by aruanan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If she moves her booty we'll have an earthquake all over the country.
19 posted on 02/06/2011 6:56:22 PM PST by Krodg
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To: Cheerio
Just because you even hinted at hypocrisy, carrot and celery sticks for you, Bub!
20 posted on 02/06/2011 6:56:57 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Can this woman really be this effing stupid? The restaurant biz is tough as nails and those who ignore this dimwit and give the customers what they want will live...and those who tailor their menus to this artificial external influence (external to the actual transaction between consumer and supplier) will die.

If and when the consumer decides he wants broccoli, carrots, peas, etc, they will magically turn up on the menu without Michelle "Burger Butt" Obama arm twisting restaurateurs.

21 posted on 02/06/2011 6:58:17 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama and the Radical Left: 'People of the Lie')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up and go away.


22 posted on 02/06/2011 6:58:47 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: aruanan

If restaurants determine through marketing research that customers WANT smaller portions and less calories, then fine. I’d like it if we did have that choice and I could go to a restaraunt and not worry that the dish I’m eating contains 2,000 calories and 200 grams of fat. Or, I could at least CHOOSE the a smaller dish off the menu. Choices would be nice.

But we don’t need the White House DICTATING to the restaraunt business what they should do!


23 posted on 02/06/2011 6:58:58 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mad Mamma Michelle gonna puts somones outa bizness


24 posted on 02/06/2011 7:00:06 PM PST by dalebert
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama will begin a three-day publicity blitz to spotlight “Let’s Move!,”

Her "Eat 5 a Day" bran campaign?
25 posted on 02/06/2011 7:00:24 PM PST by aruanan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Michelle thinks the Super Bowl is a bucket of spuds and chicken gravy.


26 posted on 02/06/2011 7:00:37 PM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama and the Radical Left: 'People of the Lie')
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To: LibsRJerks

I noticed this past week that steaks and red meats were far more expensive than turkey cutlets, ground turkey, etc.

I think someone out there IS trying to control the prices of the various categories of meats, poultry, etc. to get people to eat less red meat.


27 posted on 02/06/2011 7:01:48 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions

Don't worry, Moochelle, that will happen. Not because anyone gives a bleep what YOU think, but because your moron of a husband has given license to Ben Bernanke to inflate our dollar. When food costs rise, restaurants will lower portions or charge more. That's assuming people will even have discretionary income with which to visit a restaurant. Either way, your commie husband will win his dream of even higher unemployment when those restaurants close their doors.

Now, because I'm ticked, here's a gratituitous picture of your ginormous behind as compared to some rather lovely ones.
28 posted on 02/06/2011 7:02:01 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stop feeding them in school...Just milk. Let the lazy brats make their own lunch.


29 posted on 02/06/2011 7:03:29 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: LostInBayport

Weren’t those french women? The land of croissants, and rich heavy sauces?


30 posted on 02/06/2011 7:04:20 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: LostInBayport

Weren’t those french women? From the land of croissants, and rich heavy sauces?


31 posted on 02/06/2011 7:04:39 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She wants us to move?

Who the hell does this woman think she is?


32 posted on 02/06/2011 7:04:55 PM PST by Mears
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To: w1andsodidwe

I spent my childhood and teenage years blown up like a zeppelin with stomach cramps. Only in recent years, I finally figured out it wasn’t normal; that I was lactose intolerant (Cherokee heritage from way back). Now, I get lactose free milk and use chewable Lactaid before I eat regular dairy, even yogurt. It’s like daylight and dark.


33 posted on 02/06/2011 7:04:58 PM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like I give a smelly Obama.


34 posted on 02/06/2011 7:05:23 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Does anybody here ever go to a restaurant hoping to find carrots and apples on the menu? Sounds like snacks for horses.


35 posted on 02/06/2011 7:05:23 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: LostInBayport

I still say she looks like a housemaid in that pic


36 posted on 02/06/2011 7:07:39 PM PST by sheana
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To: LibsRJerks
Weren’t those french women? From the land of croissants, and rich heavy sauces?

Yes! Carla Bruni and Princess Letizia. Great point...the French eat stuff that tastes really good and supposedly "unhealthy", yet they live long and (in this photo at least) look great.
37 posted on 02/06/2011 7:08:01 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

Princess Letizia is from Spain...


38 posted on 02/06/2011 7:09:45 PM PST by GOPrincess
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Yep. Doesn’t her posture, compared to the other two women, speak volumes?


39 posted on 02/06/2011 7:10:23 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michelle Obama, a healthy-eating advocate, has her sights set on a new target: the nation’s restaurants.


40 posted on 02/06/2011 7:10:32 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: GOPrincess

Oops. Thanks for the correction!


41 posted on 02/06/2011 7:11:44 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Svelte, chic, and CHAWUNGA


42 posted on 02/06/2011 7:12:05 PM PST by aruanan
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To: LostInBayport
Yep. Doesn’t her posture, compared to the other two women, speak volumes?

Remember Alice the Goon from Popeye?
43 posted on 02/06/2011 7:15:06 PM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan

Yes! LOL LOL LOL


44 posted on 02/06/2011 7:17:00 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport

Yeah, and they smoke like fiends. Don’t know how they do it ...but I believe MODERATION is key.


45 posted on 02/06/2011 7:19:54 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

46 posted on 02/06/2011 7:19:54 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Or Stay Home)
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To: luv2ndamend

My kids strongly dislike Michelle. They always say “look at her fat butt” “Why does she get to change our school lunch?”.

I am about 40lbs overweight but that is because I make bad choices all around. My 7 kids are not overweight. I cook good meals and they eat good meals. I don’t need the government to regulate everything I feed my family thank you very much.


47 posted on 02/06/2011 7:20:37 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Even a RINO will chew its foot off when caught in a trap.)
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To: LibsRJerks

IIRC, those were the Bush twins.


48 posted on 02/06/2011 7:22:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: w1andsodidwe

You shouldn’t drink milk with meals. Milk crystallizes the hydrochloric acid in the stomach needed for digestion. Your food doesn’t breakdown the right way. It’s a gastric aid and milk basically neutralizes it.


49 posted on 02/06/2011 7:22:27 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Painter Or A Liberal Can Change Black To White)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who died and left Moochelle First Wookie?
50 posted on 02/06/2011 7:23:42 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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