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


WASHINGTON--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.

The menu, released by the White House:



*Deep Dish Pizza

*Buffalo Wings

*German Potato Salad
*Twice Baked Potatoes
*Snyders Potato Chips and Pretzels

*Chips and Dips


*Ice Cream
*Beers paid tribute to the states of the Super Bowl teams: Wisconsin's Hinterland Pale Ale & Amber Ale, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania's Yuengling Lager and Light.
*White House Honey Ale.

Lopez and her husband, Anthony, were invited because they are among the co-owners of the Miami Dolphins. Chicago buddies Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker played basketball with Obama earlier on Super Bowl Sunday.

Other invitees included the Pennsylvania senators, Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Bob Casey; Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) whose district includes Green Bay; Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Madison (Wi.) Mayor Dave Cieslewicz; Buffalo, N.Y. Mayor Byron Brown; Texas Democratic Reps. Rafael Anchia and Trey Martinez; Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Attorney General Eric Holder; U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk; Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.


I didn't see one healthy item, like veggies, or fruit, yet they want to tell everyone what they should eat. Set a example

What's salad then?

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