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White House Super Bowl Party Menu Sticks to ‘Let’s Move’ Theme

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By Doug Powers  •  February 7, 2011 11:31 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

Michelle Obama is tightly focused on regulating restaurant nutrition and her anti-obesity campaign these days, so last night’s White House Super Bowl party stuck to the “Let’s move” theme — in a “Hey, there’s cheeseburgers and buffalo wings over there, let’s move!kind of way:

The menu, released by the White House:

*Bratwurst

*Kielbasa

*Cheeseburgers
*Deep Dish Pizza

*Buffalo Wings

*German Potato Salad
*Twice Baked Potatoes
*Snyders Potato Chips and Pretzels

*Chips and Dips

*Salad

*Ice Cream

An article in the Chicago Sun Times explains why the menu is in no way hypocritical:

But the White House Super Bowl menu does not conflict with her healthy eating drive because she has always allowed for lapses when it comes to food-we-love-but-is-bad-for-us, with instructions that junky eats be consumed rarely and in moderation.

That’s right — remember when FLOTUS mercifully approved Thanksgiving pie? We are granted calorie waivers on occasion.

The Obamas should be trusted to know what’s best for their kids and to define “moderation” on their own terms without outside interference and free from accusations of hypocrisy — provided the rest of us are receiving the same considerations in return and not under threat of being chased down by food cops clutching BMI calipers or with restaurants being told what to serve because we’re too stupid to order properly. But that’s not happening.

One more thing — not to nitpick, but the environmentally-conscious White House also violated a basic tenet found in “‘green’ your Super Bowl party” rules & regs by serving beers that weren’t brewed locally:

Beers paid tribute to the states of the Super Bowl teams: Wisconsin’s Hinterland Pale Ale & Amber Ale, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania’s Yuengling Lager and Light.

Paging Al Gore!

Update: As the attendees were scarfing on the best cheeseburgers ever, this PSA from Let’s Move was airing.

**Written by Doug Powers

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