Thursday, February 10, 2011

First Lady Super Bowl Food Indulgence OK

First Lady Super Bowl Food Indulgence OK - Michelle Obama says the cheeseburgers, deep-dish pizza, sausages and buffalo wings the White House served up for the Super Bowl have a place in everyone's diet despite her urgings for the public to eat healthier.

"Life is about good food, at least in America," the U.S. president's wife told NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday, the first anniversary of her "Let's Move!" campaign against childhood obesity. "I've always talked about balance in this campaign."

She conceded that the high-calorie, high-fat menu raised a few eyebrows.

But Obama said many of the dietary changes she's talking about don't require wholesale changes, such as adding more fruits and vegetables to dinner plates and lunch boxes, helping children exercise more and replacing sugary drinks with water.

"This isn't an all-or-nothing proposition and it's important for families not to get caught up in that, not to think that I can never indulge," she said.

Obama fielded a few queries about her husband, including whether President Barack Obama dyes his greying hair or is vain about his appearance. She replied "no" on both counts.

First Lady Super Bowl Food Indulgence OK

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