Let’s Move’s ‘Different Approach’ to Fighting Obesity

First lady’s campaign promotes giant carrot play structure to get kids to exercise
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First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign is promoting giant carrots for kids to climb, instructing parents to park far away from stores to get more exercise, and hosting summer camps that utilize a “Let’s Move” curriculum.

USDA Suggests Changes to Grocery Stores to ‘Nudge’ Consumers to Eat Healthy

Talking shopping carts, spotlighting on vegetables
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is suggesting major changes to grocery stores to “nudge” Americans to purchase healthier foods when they shop.

The agency commissioned an “expert panel” to make recommendations on how to guide the more than 47 million Americans on food stamps into spending their benefits on fruits and vegetables.

Let’s Move: Salad Bars Boosting School Lunch Participation

One Million Kids Fled the Lunch Line in Response to First Lady’s Standards
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First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign is claiming that salad bars have increased student participation in school lunch, despite a report that found one million children fled the lunch line in response to her new lunch standards.

Highlights & Takeaways from THE POLITICO’s Profile of President Obama

Bored by the presidency, Obama yearns to become a full-time member of the global cultural elite
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THE POLITICO has published an epic philosophical profile of President Obama, the story of a man whose desire to assume his natural place among the global cultural elite is constantly frustrated by the fact that he is merely President of the United States (and somewhat obligated to serve out the remainder of his second term). He is quite clearly suffering from the Oval Office equivalent of Senioritis.

Read the whole thing, as it contains (probably) some of the most bizarre sentences ever written about a sitting president.

On Obama’s supreme confidence:

Another Reason To Love Ann Coulter

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Ann Coulter gives us plenty of reasons to love her. Her biting, sardonic, and hilarious commentary never ceases to entertain and inform her fans and, even better, she infuriates her critics to a point of rage that turns them into imbecilic, babbling idiots. (Yes, I’m looking at you, “Cornell” grad Keith Olbermann.)

The Devil Wears Obama

Column: Michelle Obama’s embarrassing tribute to a top Democratic donor
Anna Wintour and Michelle Obama at a dedication ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has named its collection of used clothes—a sort of consignment shop one must pay to enter and where nothing is for sale—after Anna Wintour. A trustee of the Met since 1999, the editor of Vogue, artistic director of Condé Nast, and inspiration for The Devil Wears Prada has over the years raised some $125 million for the museum. Earlier this week, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Anna Wintour Costume Center, Michelle Obama delivered a speech. Never have I read one quite like it.