Review of American Grown by Michelle Obama

New York Times-Every so often, a flash of Michelle Obama’s humor comes through in her otherwise serious book about the White House garden and her campaign against childhood obesity, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,”


Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello Dinner Plate

Published: May 27, 2011

Whatever you do, don’t call it a pie chart.

The Obama administration is about to ditch the food pyramid, that symbol of healthy eating for the last two decades. In its place officials are dishing up a simple, plate-shaped symbol, sliced into wedges for the basic food groups and half-filled with fruits and vegetables.

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Obama Super Bowl Party 2011 Party Menu: White House sports bar

President Obama and First Lady Michelle served sports bar food at their Super Bowl Party on Sunday, entertaining about 150 guests at the White House, including pals from Chicago, Congress, the Cabinet plus Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.

Mrs. Obama plans a string of events this week to mark the first anniversary of her “Let’s Move” anti obesity campaign. But the White House Super Bowl menu does not conflict with her healthy eating drive because she has always allowed for lapses when it comes to food-we-love-but-is-bad-for-us, with instructions that junky eats be consumed rarely and in moderation. READ MORE