So much for first lady Michelle Obama’s healthy eating crusade. Sunday's Super Bowl menu at the White House includes bratwurst, kielbasa, cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza, and buffalo wings.So after she and her guests stuff their faces, she now turns around and helps refine restaurant menus so the little people don't get to have what she apparently enjoys so much.
There will also be twice-baked potatoes, chips and dip, and ice cream. Green salad is available, but why bother when German potato salad is on the buffet?
But it's for the children or something.
After wrapping her arms around the retail giant Wal-Mart and trying to cajole foodmakers into producing nutrition labels that are easier to understand, Michelle Obama has her sights set on a new target: the nation's restaurants.A target? Isn't that word banned in this new Age of Civility?
A team of advisers to the First Lady has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children's meals that include offerings healthier than French fries and soda, according to White House and industry officials.Excuse me, but what business is it of hers to have restaurants change their menus?
In case she hasn't noticed, virtually every restaurant in the country already offers low-fat and healthy options. Why do we need an arm of the government involved in this?