First Lady Michelle Obama has been criticized for ordering a highly caloric meal, at a combined count of 1,700 calories, at a new Shake Shack in Washington D.C.
Mrs. Obama, who is the spearhead of the Let’s Move! campaign, geared toward the end to childhood obesity and exercise awareness, has been criticized for ordering a fattening meal of a burger, fries, chocolate shake and diet coke.
The Huffington Post Reports:
Is the criticism warranted? To what degree should the Obamas be perfect role models of a healthy diet?Neil Barnard, M.D. president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, wrote on The Huffington Post:
The First Lady’s signature anti-obesity campaign — Let’s Move — is no match for the administration’s ongoing purchases of sausage, cheese, burgers and other fatty foods that are sent to schools everyday. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to bow to the interests of meat lobbyists and heavily subsidize the production of meat and other unhealthful foods.