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Michelle Obama to Congress: Hands Off of School Lunches

First lady hits House attempts to weaken school lunch standards

(Newser) - She's not naming any names, but Michelle Obama is taking to the pages of the New York Times today to call out "some members of the House of Representatives" who took the "Let's Move" in her anti-childhood obesity program to mean "Let's Move ... Squarely... More »

Students Plan Strike Over Smaller Lunch Sizes

'Why should I have to suffer if I'm not obese?' wonders one

(Newser) - Parsippany Hills High School has found a way to get its students to come together and really focus on an issue: Downsize their lunch. Students at the New Jersey high school are holding strategy sessions and considering a lunch strike over the newly smaller portions, which were implemented thanks to... More »

Michelle Obama to Appear on Biggest Loser

First lady invites contestants to a workout at the White House

(Newser) - The first lady is coming to prime time. Michelle Obama will appear on NBC's The Biggest Loser the next two Tuesdays, reports the Washington Post . In the first episode, Obama will appear via video on the weight-loss show, inviting Loser contestants to the White House. In the second, she... More »

Michelle: Barack 'Sings to Me All the Time'

First lady dishes on husband's skills with Jay Leno

(Newser) - If you thought the recent clip of President Obama singing was a fluke, think again: "He does have a beautiful voice, and he sings to me all the time," Michelle Obama told Jay Leno last night. Her husband often sings that very same song (Al Green's "... More »

Bachmann: First Lady Wants a 'Nanny State'

Minnesota rep slams breastfeeding campaign

(Newser) - Just a few days after Andrew Breitbart ran a cartoon basically calling her fat , Michelle Obama and her anti-obesity campaign came under attack again, this time from Michele Bachmann. The Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party favorite ripped Obama's push to advocate breastfeeding as part of the fight against childhood obesity,... More »

5 Problems With First Lady's Obesity Campaign

Michelle Obama's project exaggerates the issue, for starters

(Newser) - Kate Harding loves 90% of Michelle Obama's childhood obesity initiative—but she has a real problem with the 10% that is "whipping up fear and disgust of the very fat children you're supposedly trying to help." Her objections, in Salon :
  • Exaggeration: Childhood obesity is painted in the most
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First Lady: Let's Eliminate Childhood Obesity

Michelle Obama talks to GMA in advance of launching initiative

(Newser) - Michelle Obama wants to eliminate childhood obesity in just one generation, and she will launch her ambitious "Let's Move" campaign today at noon. "We want our kids to face a different and more optimistic future in terms of their lifespan," the first lady tells Good Morning America... More »

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