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  • Michelle Obama Gets Rio 2016 Gymnastics Team To Walk Back Their Love of Junk Food

    08/18/2016 2:04:56 PM PDT · by drewh · 40 replies
    MIC.com ^ | Aug 18 2016 | Alex Orlov
    Michelle Obama is everyone's mom — if everyone's mom could use Twitter. On Wednesday, FLOTUS fired off a tweet that caused the two-time Olympian to pivot-turn on her public affection for french fries and ice cream. It all started during a question-and-answer Twitter session with the U.S. women's gymnastics team, when actor (and Simone Biles crush object) Zac Efron asked the final five about their favorite cheat meal when they aren't training. Follow Zac Efron ✔ @ZacEfron I know @TheRock likes cookies. 😉What's your favorite cheat meal when you're not training? #AskFinalFive #Rio2016 #TeamUSA 10:56 AM - 17 Aug 2016...
  • Melania Trump speech appears to plagiarize Michelle Obama

    07/18/2016 9:39:43 PM PDT · by Typical_Whitey · 273 replies
    The Hill ^ | /19/16 | Lisa Hagen
    Melania Trumps highly anticipated speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night appears to have nearly copied a paragraph from Michelle Obamas speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
  • Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Africa for visit(CHA CHING!)

    06/27/2016 9:05:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 6/27/2016 | unknown
    KAKATA, Liberia (AP) First lady Michelle Obama landed in Africa on Monday with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for girls, starting with a country still recovering from the recent Ebola epidemic that left thousands dead. The Obamas were welcomed in Liberia's capital with a red carpet and traditional dancers wearing the red, white and blue colors of both the American and Liberian flags. After meeting Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Obamas traveled a heavily potholed road to the town of Kakata, where they visited a Peace Corps-sponsored leadership camp for girls. "I...
  • Five Years and $500 Million Later, USDA Admits That 'Food Deserts' Don't Matter

    06/14/2016 7:01:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 56 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/13/2016 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    For several years, so-called "food deserts"low-income neighborhoods devoid of nutritious food optionswere an oft-cited culprit for America's high obesity levels. Everyone from state senators to Michelle Obama had ideas about how to fix the issue, from launching new farmer's markets in these neighborhoods to state grant programs designed to entice more fruit-and-veggie offerings to bans on new fast-food restaurants opening in these areas. The kicker was a multi-million dollar federal initiative, spearheaded by the First Lady, to promote farmer's markets and attract more grocery-store chains to food-desert neighborhoods. "Since 2011, the Federal Government has spent almost $500 million to improve...
  • Penn-Trafford students, administrators oust National School Lunch Program

    04/12/2016 1:52:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    WTAE Pittsburgh ^ | April 12, 2016 | By Ashlie Hardway
    At Monday night's school board meeting, members voted to opt-out of the National School Lunch Program. The federally-funded program gives money to school districts who follow strict guidelines on what foods have to be served and the portion sizes of those foods. "I don't buy lunch because I prefer the choices I can have from home, and the choices here don't look very appetizing to me," senior Emily Graziano said. "I see the food, too, and it's not high quality. That's one of the reasons why I pack my lunch," sophomore Evan Portman said. The high school will lose the...
  • International Women's Day: What will be Michelle Obama's legacy?

    03/08/2016 2:14:41 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 8, 2016
    The White House's first black first lady will depart next year. Two commentators consider Michelle Obama's legacy as she prepares to leave office. Peter Slevin, author of Michelle Obama: A Life We are not likely to see another American first lady do the hula hoop on the White House lawn, practice kickboxing on an official video, dance in public to Uptown Funk or feed kale chips to comedians dressed in drag on late-night television. Alicia Garza, co-founder, Black Lives Matter Many have observed that Michelle Obama exemplified "black girl magic". She is a Harvard-trained lawyer with the middle name LaVaughn,...
  • Opting out of school lunch program appeals as a palatable option

    03/06/2016 5:59:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Tribune-Review ^ | March 5, 2016 | By Mary Pickels
    Students at Penn-Trafford High School aren't buying that lunches prepared under federal guidelines that restrict calories, sodium and portions are their best option. So they literally are not buying them. "I would say, on average, we've lost about $20,000 a year each of the last five years," Penn-Trafford business manager Brett Lago said. "We are not in the food service industry to make money, but we don't want to lose it." School lunch participation nationally dropped from 31.6 million students in 2012 to 30.4 million in 2014, according to the federal Department of Agriculture. Pennsylvania statistics show school lunch participation...
  • More Bozeman Students Buying School Lunch After District Leaves Federal Program

    02/29/2016 7:23:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Montana Public Radio ^ | February 27, 2016
    More students are buying lunches at Bozeman schools since the district abandoned the National School Lunch Program after deeming the nutritional rules too strict. Revenues in the fall semester increased nearly $50,000 compared to the previous year. Last year the school board voted to let the high school drop out of the federal program, saying the nutritional guidelines were costing the cafeteria customers. Bozeman Public Schools Food Services Director Bob Burrows says the high schoolers weren't purchasing school lunches because they knew they wouldnt get enough food. According to Burrows, the USDA set a one-size-fit- all approach for how many...
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    10/16/2015 12:07:47 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 10/16/2015 | Even Bleir
    The decision by officials at a high school in Montana to give up $117,000 in federal money and drop Michelle Obama's healthy lunch program has proved to be a popular and profitable success. Business has been booming in Bozeman High School's cafeteria since its board members voted to drop the National School Lunch Program in a bid to keep students from leaving campus to eat. The lunch program set limits on calories, fat and salt in lunches and mandated that more whole grains, fruits and vegetables should be served in order to curb the onset of childhood obesity.
  • First Lady to visit my MD campus - tomorrow! (vanity, sorta)

    09/16/2015 4:40:31 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 9/16/15 | me
    I started working last week at my old college in MD. Guess what came in the e-mail? Michelle is visiting us - tomorrow. What a way to start my job. Sorry so late but I've been SOOOO busy it's been hard to even read FR! Messages actually came out last week. If any local FReepers are interested....well, here you are.
  • Michelle Obama: If I Could Have a Different Job, "I'd Be Beyonc"

    07/31/2015 3:05:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    E! Online ^ | July 31, 2015 | by LILY HARRISON
    Michelle Obama is dishing her younger self some sage words of wisdom in her latest Instagram clip with rapper Wale. Wale asked what she would like to do if she had a different occupation, and her answer may surprise you! "I would be Beyonc," she said with a smile, while busting a "Single Ladies" dance move. "I got the hand up!" The two ladies have gotten quite close over the years, and Bey even performed at Michelle's 50th birthday party last year.
  • Navy sailors blame Michelle Obama for fried food ban

    07/15/2015 2:18:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Sun Times National ^ | July 15, 2015 | BY CHAD MERDA
    The Navy is implementing a plan to cut fried foods out of its chow halls, and some sailors arent pleased with it, taking aim at Michelle Obama. But it turns out theres no reason for them to be busting out the #ThanksObama on social media. While the first lady has worked to get healthier food on the school lunch menu, she has nothing to do with setting the Navys nutrition policy. In addition to the elimination of fried foods, whole milk will be replaced with skim, while fruits and vegetables will be pushed more.
  • Michelle Obama Is A Rock Star For Global Teen Activists

    07/14/2015 3:26:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | July 14, 2015 | by Marc Silver
    She was only 15 minutes late. That's amazing! After all, she is the First Lady of the United States. She has a busy schedule. She was scheduled to speak to the Girl Up Leadership Summit at 11:15 a.m. And by 11:27ish she was in the house. "You all look amazing," Michelle Obama told the 200-plus activists who represent some of the world's 1,000 Girl Up clubs. They'd come to Washington, D.C., to bond, to learn about girls' issues and to lobby Congress. But she also made two subtle and important points about activism. Point No. 1: Activism should be personal....
  • Michelle Obama To Native Youth: The Obama Administration Has Your Back

    07/09/2015 3:19:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 9, 2015 | by Rebecca Klein
    First lady Michelle Obama has a message for Native American youth: You matter. Speaking to the White Houses first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering on Thursday in Washington, D.C., the first lady said their generation has the power to turn around centuries of discrimination and put their communities on a better path. "I know you all can make the change you seek, day by day, vote by vote, eagle feather by eagle feather. Thats how we have always made progress in this country," Obama told the more than 1,000 youths. The gathering provides an opportunity for youths to interact with high-level government...
  • Michelle Obama Touts Her Own Independence: I Made 'My Own Choices About My Body'

    06/30/2015 1:30:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | June 29, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    First Lady Michelle Obama is thankful for her life. At the More magazine Impact Awards at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the first lady credits her good life--and independence--to education. "Growing up -- and I remind these girls all the time -- I wasnt any smarter, I wasnt more talented than they are. But instead of having to work to support my family, or being married off to a grown man and forced to bear children before I was ready, I got to go to school so I could support myself, so I could make my own choices about my...
  • First lady: More foreign travel to promote girls' education

    06/29/2015 3:08:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    WASHINGTON Michelle Obama says she'll do more foreign travel to promote education for girls in developing countries. The first lady announced a new program earlier this year to help adolescent girls improve their lives by attending and staying in school. Mrs. Obama says the U.S. will continue to urge developed countries to join the effort. And when they join, she says "I'm going to hop on a plane and join them" to highlight the work.
  • Kids Create Salt Black Markets in Cafeterias Due to Michelle Obamas Lunch Rules

    06/24/2015 2:04:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 24, 2015 | by Elizabeth Harrington
    Children are creating their own black markets to trade and sell salt due to First Lady Michelle Obamas school lunch rules. During a hearing before the House, a school administrator told Congress of the unintended consequences of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Perhaps the most colorful example in my district is that students have been caught bringingand even sellingsalt, pepper, and sugar in school to add taste to perceived bland and tasteless cafeteria food, said John S. Payne. Students are avoiding cafeteria food, Payne said. More students bring their lunch, and a few parents even check out their child from...
  • Michelle Obama to give commencement speech at King College Prep Tues.

    06/09/2015 10:32:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    MyFox Chicago ^ | June 9, 2015 | By Anita Padilla
    Michelle Obama is scheduled to speak at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Preparatory High School, located in the same neighborhood where the Obamas live on Chicago's South Side. The First Lady is also expected to give a special tribute to a young student of the school who was shot and killed two years ago. Hadiya Pendleton would have graduated from King College Prep Tuesday, two years after the teen was shot and killed. Obama will give the address at the school on the evening of June 9.
  • Michelle Obama Announces Summer European Tour with Daughters Sasha and Malia

    06/04/2015 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    People Magazine ^ | June 4, 2015 | BY TIERNEY MCAFEE
    Michelle Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia Obama, are headed for Europe. This isn't the first time Obama and her daughters have visited Europe together. They also took a family trip to Northern Ireland in 2013 and in 2010 the First Lady took Sasha on a vacation to Spain's southern Mediterranean coast. The First Lady's mother, Marian Robinson, will accompany the Obama women on an upcoming trip to London, Milan and Vicenza, Italy, from June 15 to June 21, according to a press release from the Office of the First Lady Thursday.
  • Michelle Obama addresses Oberlin College graduates

    05/25/2015 2:06:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 25, 2015
    First lady Michelle Obama advised the 2015 graduates at Oberlin that they'll find a world of clamor and conflict that will beset them outside the protected lives they've led in college. And, she told them, they should embrace it. Outside that atmosphere of safety, what Obama referred to as four years of "thoughtful, respectful discussion, debate and late-night conversations," she posited that graduates might find themselves "a little dismayed by the clamor outside these walls: the name calling, the negative ads, the folks yelling at each other on TV." "Today I want to suggest that if you truly wish to...
  • No Longer Counting Who's Poor in School

    05/04/2015 8:43:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | May 4, 2015 | by Jill Barshay
    Social justice looms large for many, if not most, education journalists. We care about the often substandard education of low-income children and the gap between the haves and have-nots. Take a look at the winners of the Education Writers Association awards on April 20, 2015. Most were writers who told the stories of students in poverty. Beginning this school year and going forward, measuring and describing that poverty is about to get much muddier. Thats because the main statistic used to determine poverty in a school the number of students who receive free or reduced-priced lunches is starting...
  • School says no to Oreos in in child's lunch

    04/28/2015 4:14:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    USA Today | April 28, 2015 | Jessica Oh, KUSA-TV, Denver
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  • 'Lunch lady' lobby joins GOP to fight Obama's school lunch rules

    04/23/2015 2:08:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 22, 2015 | By EVAN HALPER
    In the farm-to-fork-crazed city of Portland, Ore., campus gardens supply public school cafeterias and food service workers seek out chicken free of antibiotics. But the school system's nutritional director finds there's one advocate for healthy food whose demands she just can't meet Michelle Obama. "We have tried every noodle that is out there," said Gitta Grether-Sweeney, the Portland nutritional director who says she is exasperated by the federal school lunch rules the first lady champions. "Whole-wheat noodles just don't work in lasagna. We are having to go lawless to use regular pasta." The locally sourced macaroni and cheese the...
  • Sneak Peek: See Michelle Obama Shake It 'Sunny Side Up' Style

    04/07/2015 4:28:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 7, 2015 | by Breanne L. Heldman
    In case there was any question, Michelle Obama likes to move it, move it. After the last few weeks of dance-filled appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and her own Easter Egg Roll, it seems there may have only been one more place left to go: to kids television. And shell do just that on Friday morning when she stops by Sprouts Sunny Side Up Show. The network will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of Mrs. Obamas Lets Move campaign, culminating in her joining Chica (thats the bird character) and her human sidekicks in...
  • Healthy but unpopular school lunches cost cafeterias

    04/06/2015 4:25:57 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Allentown Morning Call ^ | April 5, 2015 | By Dan Sheehan
    The mechanics of buying school lunch haven't changed much over the years: Pick up a tray, move through the line, eat and get on with the day. The problem is, students have been pushing a lot of those healthy alternatives into the trash can, or opting out of school lunch altogether in favor of more palatable fare from home. Food costs have risen and meal participation has declined, so many school programs are struggling. "If I have to write a letter to Mrs. Obama, I will," said Sue Bahnick, who oversees food service in the Northern Lehigh School District. As...
  • School District Losing Thousands in School Lunch Sales

    03/27/2015 4:36:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC Local News ^ | March 26, 2015
    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. -- Thousands of students have now stopped buying lunch each week in County cafeterias. The district says it all started when schools were forced to implement the USDA's Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act. It was part of first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative to get kids to eat healthier. All of a sudden, kids are pitching pounds of food in the garbage. "I like vegetables too, like I like spinach and potatoes - great - but they just don't have any flavor at all," freshman Aislinn French said. Hundreds of kids have now dropped out of...
  • Michelle Obama travel expense update: Your tax dollars at work

    03/25/2015 7:04:13 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    investors.com ^ | March 25, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    Just a quick update, as you organize to file your income taxes, on the Obama family's lavish travel expenses that your money is underwriting. Financing might be a better word. Barack and Michelle Obama have traveled more than any other first couple -- doing Spain, Africa, China, South America, among other distant spots. Often they're accompanied by friends and Michelle Obama's Mom, Marian Robinson, who's been living in the White House at taxpayer expense since her son-in-law's inauguration. And in some cases, Mrs. Robinson's friends tag along.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama to Travel to Japan and Cambodia March 18-22

    03/18/2015 7:03:20 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 27 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | March 17, 2015 | Office of the First Lady
    On the heels of the President and First Ladys launch of the Let Girls Learn international girls education initiative, Mrs. Obama will travel to Japan and Cambodia from March 18-22, 2015. She will visit Tokyo on March 18-20, Kyoto on March 20, and Siem Reap on March 20-22. She will be joined by Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. While in Tokyo, the First Lady will meet with Mrs. Akie Abe, the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, and deliver remarks on the importance both countries place on international girls education. The First Lady will also announce plans to deepen...
  • District 303 considers opting high schools from federal lunch program

    02/21/2015 8:51:59 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 20, 2015 | By Marwa Eltagouri
    St. Charles District 303 is considering opting its high schools out of the National School Lunch Program to give its students more flexible and better-tasting food options. However, the district would have to forfeit about $500,000 in federal support to do so. Students haven't just vocally grumbled about the new options available under the federal program, but have voted against the program with their dollars, too. A la carte purchases have dropped steadily in the last year. District officials project a 41 percent decline in a la carte items sold by the end of the 2014-15 school year compared to...
  • Obamas Spend Valentines Day Apart, Again (Mooch sends a tweet)

    02/15/2015 3:57:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    (WASHINGTON) -- For a second consecutive year, President Obama won't be with Michelle on Feb. 14. And for a second consecutive year, he'll be on a trip to Palm Springs -- one of his favorite destinations over the past couple years -- playing golf and bro-ing out with high-school buddies. Obama landed on the West Coast on Thursday to attend the White House's cybersecurity summit at Stanford, and he traveled on to Palm Springs Saturday, where he'll stay at a private residence without the first family, according to the White House, until Monday, when he'll return to D.C. Though the...
  • Barack Obama (& the Mooch) pays floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi

    01/25/2015 5:00:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    IBN Live.in ^ | 1/25/15
    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama, who has often talked about the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on his life, on Sunday paid homage to the 'apostle of peace' at Rajghat soon after his arrival on a three-day visit. Obama placed a wreath at Gandhi's memorial and bowed before the Samadhi with folded hands. He went straight to Rajghat from the ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. During his last visit in 2012 too, he had paid tributes to Gandhi at the memorial. The American President was presented a replica of Gandhi's famous 'charkha' by the officials of the memorial. Obama...
  • President re-enrolls in ObamaCare (yet remains exempt from it)

    12/25/2014 4:50:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/23/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama re-enrolled in ObamaCare for the coming year in a symbolic gesture to show support for his namesake healthcare law. Obama, a few days into his annual two-week Christmas vacation to Hawaii, renewed his cheaper bronze-level health insurance plan for 2015 through a Washington, D.C., exchange, a White House official said. As we said last year, the act of the President signing up for insurance coverage through the DC exchange is symbolic since the Presidents health care will continue to be provided by the military, the official said. But, he was pleased to participate in a plan as a...
  • Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best

    12/23/2014 3:50:06 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 103 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 22, 2014 | By JANE E. BRODY
    Many parents undoubtedly think they are doing the best for their children by having them bring lunch from home instead of eating the lunches served in school. But recent studies clearly prove them wrong. Home-packed lunches, the research showed, are likely to be considerably less nourishing than the meals offered in schools that abide by current nutrition guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. That program is, distressingly, increasingly under attack. But the program must not continue to be undermined, and more schools should be encouraged to participate. Nearly 32 million of the more than 50 million children in public...
  • Obamas are keeping the divide alive

    12/21/2014 1:42:59 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 32 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-21-14 | joe soucheray
    Barack and Michelle Obama, speaking to People Magazine, of all disappointments, shared the disheartening news that they have experienced what they called racism. Barack, for example, apparently has had trouble, before he was president, hailing a cab in Chicago, to which an immediate thought might occur to anyone who has been to Chicago: Who hasn't? Also, Barack, at a black-tie event, when he, too, was in festive livery, apparently was asked by another guest if he would get them a cup of coffee. For her recollection, Michelle came up with a visit to a Target store as first lady. She...
  • The Two Things Michelle Obama Wants for Christmas

    12/15/2014 2:44:46 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 15, 2014 | by Devin Dwyer
    First Lady Michelle Obama wants to sleep late on Christmas and, ideally, in a new pair of comfy pajamas. Mrs. Obama revealed her wish list during a Q&A today with kids at the Childrens National Health System. I dont really have a long wish list for Christmas, because I pretty much have everything I need. Moms and dads, were not that big on Christmas, the first lady replied. I just want everybody to be happy, and I want to sleep in. Thats what I want for Christmas. I want to sleep late. Maybe Ill get that.
  • School cafeterias losing money on Michelle Obama's meals, jeopardizing programs

    12/13/2014 12:52:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 12, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    More than half of the nations school cafeteria workers expect to lose money selling low-salt, low-fat meals pushed by first lady Michelle Obama, a serious problem that threatens the programs, according to a survey of food providers.The School Nutrition Association, which is planning to demand changes to the meal requirements to make the food more attractive to students, found that 50.35 percent of cafeteria officials surveyed expect that serving the food will exceed revenue next year.Of the 92 percent of respondents reporting that rising costs pose a serious or moderate challenge to their programs, 70 percent indicated serious, said the...
  • The $1.1T bill: School lunches, light bulbs, pot

    12/12/2014 4:58:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/14 | CONNIE CASS
    **SNIP** SCHOOL LUNCHES: Eases rules requiring more whole grains in school lunches and suspends the lower sodium standards due to take effect in 2017, while keeping other healthy-eating rules. Some school nutrition directors and some students complaining of yucky lunches lobbied for a break from the standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama. **SNIP** MARIJUANA: Offers a mixed bag for pot smokers. The bill blocks the Justice Department from raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in states that permit them. But it also blocks federal and local spending to legalize marijuana in Washington, D.C., where voters approved recreational use in...
  • CAPTION the first ever official Mooch stamp

    12/07/2014 3:15:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Dandag ^ | 12/07/14
    The task was to re-launch The Sunday Times STYLE magazine. Rather than just making an ad campaign, we created a piece of editorial for the newspaper inventing 'The 50 Best Dressed People in the World. From this we developed the Fashion Royalty campaign and created an iconic series of portraits combining the images of historical royal figures with esteemed members of the fashion world Victoria Beckham, UK HipHop act Tinie Tempah and Kate Moss.
  • Constitution Check: Does the government have the authority to write restaurant menus?

    11/28/2014 10:21:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | November 27, 2014 | Lyle Denniston
    Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Centers constitutional literacy adviser, tackles a weighty issue: the FDAs constitutional ability to mandate calorie counts on restaurant menus nationwide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalizedrules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants [and] similar retail food establishments.The menu labeling final rule applies to restaurants and similar retail food establishments if they are part of a chain of 20 or more locations, doing business under the same name and offering for sale substantially the same menu items. Covered food establishments will be required to clearly and...
  • School kids are blaming Michelle Obama for their gross school lunches

    11/24/2014 2:35:36 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2014 | By Roberto A. Ferdman
    School kids around the country are tweeting rather unfortunate pictures of the meals they're being served at lunchtime, and thanking first lady and healthy school food advocate Michelle Obama for their bowls of mush and mystery proteins. The tweets, which have carried the not-so-subtle #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag, were being sent out at a rate of 40 per minute late last week, but started to gain momentum some 10 days back and are still continuing to be posted as of this morning. "We've seen the photos being tweeted," said Sam Kass, executive director of Let's Move! and senior policy advisor for Nutrition."But...
  • Kids thank Michelle Obama for mystery mush school lunches

    11/24/2014 7:47:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2014
    School kids are giving thanks to first lady Michelle Obama just in time for the holiday with a sarcastic Twitter hashtag about unappealing school lunches. Along with photos of unsavory-looking school meals, the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama was among the top trends on Twitter within the United States for a time on Friday. While many schools have put the standards in place successfully, others have said some of the new foods end up in the trash can. The White House didnt have an immediate response, but an Agriculture Department spokesman said most meals arent as bad as the photos depict. USDA...
  • Obama's political legacy fading fast

    11/22/2014 10:33:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/22/14 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON The Obama legacy wasn't supposed to unfold this way. Barack Obama was changing the political map, pushing the Democratic Party into the South and the Mountain West. He was building a new social network that would endure long after an Obama presidency. And he was building a new Democratic coalition for a new age, with greater turnout from young and minority voters. Today, those ambitions are in tatters. Obama's once-vaunted team wound up doing little more than electing him twice. Without Obama on the ticket, Republicans not only soared in 2010 congressional elections, but scored victories broad and...
  • Kids give first lady sarcastic "thanks" on Twitter

    11/21/2014 6:55:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/21/14 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    **SNIP** His photo of a soupy Spanish rice gone wrong and an apple on a school lunch tray was retweeted more than 170 times. Hunter, 17, is a senior at Richland Center High School in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He said in an interview with The Associated Press that his school lunches have gone downhill over his four years in high school. Of the Spanish rice, he said "you couldn't feel the individual grains of rice. It was just a solid mush." Halana Turner, a junior at Fraser High School in Fraser, Michigan, posted a photo of a mushy breakfast sandwich...
  • Students Aren't Eating Healthy School Lunches, Despite Availability

    11/18/2014 11:38:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies
    Medical Daily ^ | November 18, 2014 | By Samantha Olson
    Getting fresh fruits and vegetables onto lunch trays in public schools was only half the battle, because it turns out most kids still arent eating them. Researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, studied students eating habits and found nearly six out of 10 wont even touch a healthy food option on their plate. "We have been thinking that if young children choose healthy food, they will eat it," said the studys co-author Dr. Susan M. Gross, a research associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in a press release. "But our research shows that...
  • Student photos of skimpy Michelle O lunches raise ire of parents

    11/11/2014 2:58:30 PM PST · by RightGeek · 152 replies
    EAGnews ^ | 11/10/2014 | Kyle Olson
    HASKELL, Okla. A chicken patty, small scoop of mashed potatoes and carton of milk arent enough to sustain a high school boy. But under the school lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, thats what Haskell High School served recently. Haskell High School senior Darrel Bunch took a photo of one of his recent skimpy school lunches and sent it to Fox 23. Its mostly the portions, Bunch says. Last year we started getting less food. Last year, my boys started calling me, Can you please bring me something to eat? Were still hungry, or, This is gross,...
  • Packed lunches 'have poorer nutritional quality' than school lunches

    11/08/2014 9:02:17 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | November 7, 2014 | by Honor Whiteman
    Many parents prefer to send their children off to school with a packed lunch, believing that the food they have given them is far healthier than school lunches. But a new study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, claims this may not be the case. The research team, led by Alisha R. Farris of the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Exercise at Virginia Tech, found that school lunches had better average nutritional quality than packed lunches. "We found that both packed and school lunches almost entirely met nutrition standards, except school lunches were below energy and...
  • Senator Michelle Obama? Is the first lady eyeing a Senate seat?

    10/28/2014 12:12:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 58 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 10-27-14 | Husna Haq
    Is Michelle Obama gunning for Sen. Dianne Feinstein's California Senate seat in 2018? That's the rumor, according to Orb Magazine, a new gossip site out of the Bronx. In an article published last Thursday, the magazine speculated that the first family has its sights set on California post-White House, and the first lady on a possible Senate seat. "Michelle Obama is being urged to move to California and pursue the Senate seat that will almost certainly be vacated by Dianne Feinstein in 2018 when she will be 85 years old," Orb reports. It later continues, "To lure her to the...
  • Pictures Of Some Oklahoma School Lunches Not Appetizing To Parents

    10/22/2014 3:26:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    News On 6 Local ^ | October 21, 2014 | by HAVONNAH JOHNSON
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma parents are concerned about how little their kids are getting to eat at school. The portions were small but based on federal guidelines. Those guidelines are based on First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to tackle childhood obesity. Chicken nuggets, with broccoli, beans and milk, said student, Promise Fleming. It was awful. Student, A'mika Ware said, It's not fully cooked and it makes my stomach hurt. Their complaints are being heard loud and clear nationwide. TPS's nutrition director said the meals teach kids how to eat well. "They can tell their parents hey, I need to...
  • What's in that lunch? Students in Huntsville, Madison still leery of healthier school meals

    10/19/2014 6:09:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    AL.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | By Crystal Bonvillian
    Four years into the new, healthier federal guidelines for school lunches, there are mixed feelings about the program. With mandates that they use no salt, butter or margarine, and that they offer the children no fried foods, that task can be difficult. Even the students' milk has limits: 1 percent milk if plain; flavored milk must be fat-free. "We can offer dessert, but you end up where you can't offer it because then you can't meet the calorie limit," Vaughn said. "Basically, school food is now hospital food," Vaughn said. Vaughn said he would like to see flexibility in the...
  • Principal: Students Leaving Lunch Hungry

    10/15/2014 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | October 14, 2014
    Children are going hungry because their schools are forced to throw out uneaten food rather than let kids have second helpings, warns the principal of Storm Lake Elementary School. Monday is always the worst, Principal Juli Kwikkel told the Storm Lake Pilot Tribune. Often we have kids who havent eaten much for the weekend. After lunch, they are still going to be hungry. Kwikkel fears the problem is not poverty but misplaced priorities of some parents. I look at the expensive cars that pick up these kids in some cases. Weve made home visits and seen families with a 62-inch...