Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Obama’

Understanding the Legacy of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids

August 13, 2021 — A decade has passed since President Barack Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. In this time of great polarization, any big policy decision can generate controversy and this one is no exception. The purpose was to improve the quality of nutrition provided in school lunch and breakfast program, But some want to […]

War and Peace with the Food Industry

October 7, 2016 — Depending upon what you read this week, First Lady Michelle has either rolled over for the food industry or brilliantly changed the industry’s direction. In our polarized world, the same facts fit neatly into two stories that go in opposite directions. Michael Pollan – famous for suggesting that we “eat food” – serves up a lengthy accounting […]

Better Food at School?

July 31, 2016 — Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, soggy chicken tenders, fries, and pizza have not entirely disappeared from school cuisine, but they seem to be fading. Last week, the USDA announced four new rules intended to seal the legacy of better food at school under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. With these rules, snacks sold at school […]

New Nutrition Facts Label, Now Final, Targets Sugar

May 21, 2016 — At the PHA Summit yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the new nutrition facts label is now final, putting added sugar in the crosshairs for consumers who are paying attention. FDA notes eight changes to the label, but the real action has been focused on sugar all along. Companies have up to three years to make […]

Michelle Obama Vows More of Let’s Move

June 22, 2015 — First Lady Michelle Obama was in Europe this weekend, promising more of Let’s Move, even after she leaves the White House. Speaking with reporters, she described the progress she believes she has made: Taken together, these changes are starting to have an impact. Childhood obesity rates have finally stopped rising, and obesity rates are actually […]