Entries in Childhood Obesity (2)


Michelle Obama to Sit Down With Oprah

Photo Courtesy - Pete Souza/The White House(CHICAGO) -- First lady Michelle Obama will return to her hometown of Chicago Friday to tape an interview with Oprah during the last season of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Mrs. Obama is expected to speak about military families, one of the issues she’s focused on since the campaign, during the taping of the segment which will air next week.

On Thursday of next week, Mrs. Obama will travel to Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C., where she will speak about military families and her campaign to combat obesity. Mrs. Obama will participate in a briefing “about the consequences of childhood obesity, poor childhood nutrition and lack of physical exercise for the military, and learn about the Army’s programs to address these issues,” the White House says.

Mrs. Obama’s appearance on Oprah will air that same day, to complement her visit to Fort Jackson.

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Sarah Palin Zings Michelle Obama over Dessert in Reality Show

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- When does reality end and campaigning begin? That's one question that comes to mind for some regular viewers of Sarah Palin’s Alaska on TLC.  Sunday night, in between whitewater rafting, dog sledding, and expositions on antler piles, the former Alaska governor managed to slip in a political zinger directed at Michelle Obama.

While preparing for a family cookout, Palin searched for the different products that make up the "s'more," that much beloved great American treat. She mutters, "Where are the s'mores ingredients? This is in honor of Michelle Obama, who said the other day we should not have dessert."

In her political and paid speeches, Palin has been highly critical of Michelle Obama's campaign to combat childhood obesity. She brought cookies to a Pennsylvania high school to argue that what kids eat should be a parent's choice, not the government's.

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