Washington DC, Jan 7, 2011. First Lady Michelle Obama has her sights set on a new target: the nation's restaurants.
|"You folks is too damn fat!"|
She is meeting with Restaurant Industry leaders to demand they cut back their portion sizes, in order to help Americans lose weight.
Mrs. Obama claims that the restaurant industry is responsible for obesity in America, by providing such large portions to their customers.
And their customers often feel obligated to eat everything served, "because they paid $14.95 for it, and people are staving in Kenya."
The First Lady has been holding private talks with the National Restaurant Association, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children's meals that include offerings healthier than French fries and soda.
|Actor Fred Berry|
President Barack Hussein Obama, D-Kenya, is supporting his wife's efforts, and actually went so far as to appoint the actor Fred Berry as his "Obesity Czar" and was later shocked to discover that Mr. Berry had died in 2003.
A National Restaurant Association spokeswoman, Sue Hensley, called the discussions "a positive dialogue" and said her group and Obama had "the same goals in mind." She added, "Of course we would love to cut portions without lowering the prices. It will just add to our profitiblity."
Nutritionists and public health advocates give Mrs. Obama high marks for putting healthy eating on the national agenda, but many worry she will be co-opted by companies rushing to embrace her without offering meaningful change.
|Foods served at the Obama Superbowl Party|
- Beer made in Pennsylvania
- Beer made in Wisconsin
- BBQ Ribs
- Deep Dish Pizza
- Buffalo Wings
- Fried Chicken Legs
- Kool Aid
- German Potato Salad
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Snyders Potato Chips
- Snyders Pretzels
- Chips and Dips
- Ice Cream
- Newport Cigarettes