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Michelle Obama prodding restaurants to reduce portion size

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UPDATE: CLICK HERE FOR THURSDAY POST ON MRS. OBAMA AT RED LOBSTER, OLIVE GARDEN EVENT TO ANNOUNCE HEALTHIER MENU PLEDGES


WASHINGTON-- First Lady Michelle Obama is expected Thursday to announce headway in her drive to have restaurants reduce portion sizes, part of her "Let's Move' campaign against obesity.

"The Childhood Obesity Task Force Report"--commissioned as part of Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" project, "specifically calls on restaurants to, "consider their portion sizes, improve children's menus, and make healthy options the default choice whenever possible."

below, from White House....


UPCOMING GUIDANCE FOR FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

Thursday, September 15 11:45 AM - First Lady Michelle Obama will make a major Let's Move! announcement related to providing healthier choices and greater variety for families in restaurants - a critical piece of ending the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation. One of every two dollars spent on food is spent in restaurants, and over one-third of calories consumed in America are eaten at restaurants. The Childhood Obesity Task Force Report specifically calls on restaurants to, "consider their portion sizes, improve children's menus, and make healthy options the default choice whenever possible." This event will be held in Hyattsville, MD and space is limited.

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