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Michella Obama Highlights Importance of Healthful Eating

Michelle Obama's Agenda to Focus on Food

After the election, many prominent foodies had high hopes of President Obama taking on the country's food system. However, they were disappointed when it became clear that the president has more important things to worry about than the nation's obesity crisis. His wife's agenda, on the other hand, will focus on fresh, local, and healthful eating.

Since moving into the White House, Michelle Obama has opened the kitchen up for a press tour while publicly discussing her family's diet. Last week she served lunch at a neighborhood soup kitchen, Miriam's Kitchen, an organization that offers 100 percent homemade dishes to the homeless. Of the experience, Mrs. Obama said:

You know, we want to make sure our guests here and across the nation are eating nutritious items. Collect some fruits and vegetables; bring by some good healthy food. We can provide this kind of healthy food for communities across the country, and we can do it by each of us lending a hand.

I'm happy to see that the first lady is being a role model and encouraging the country to understand the importance of nutritious, fresh, and delicious foods. Only time will tell if her efforts make a significant impact on the way we eat. What do you think of her foodie agenda?

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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
good for her.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Good for her! It sounds like an issue that's both important to her AND the country, so I'm sure she'll be very passionate about her work.
Ericased Ericased 8 years
I love that you're tackling this issue! Michelle is amazing and with all eyes and ears on the Obamas - they will be important role models in dealing with this obesity and over processed food crisis in the U.S.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I like this, she's doing a good thing :)
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
I love what she's doing...but must admit that isn't the pic pic to use. I felt like the caption should read: Soylent Greens!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
It is kind of creepy. While I believe the obesity crisis is important, Obama does have more important things to worry about. It is nice to see Michelle taking on nutrition. Hopefully she can make a difference.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Whoa, that is a creepy photo.
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