Topic: White House

Michelle Obama Attempts To Break Guinness World Record

Michelle Obama Attempts To Break Guinness World Record

It would be an understatement to say that I love Michelle Obama. Regardless of how you feel about her husband and his performance in the Oval Office, you have to admit that the First Lady has done more for the health of our nation’s youth than any of her predecessors. And today that trend continues as she heads to the South Lawn of the White House in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record. More »

Dannon Fined $21M for False Health Claims: Morning Links

Dannon Fined $21M for False Health Claims: Morning Links

Elmo at the White House – The well-loved monster is promoting Michelle Obama’s school lunch bill, alongside White House Chef Sam Kass. (TIME)

FTC Fines Dannon for Health Claims – The makers of Activia and DanActive owe $21M in fines, after the Federal Trade Commission ruled that their health claims are unsubstantiated. (USA Today)

Maya Angelou Cooks – The poet can do more than just write. She just published a cookbook, and her top cooking advice is to ignore the rules and stop rushing around. (NPR) More »

Michelle Obama to Bulldoze USDA Regulations with Thousands of Salad Bars

Michelle Obama to Bulldoze USDA Regulations with Thousands of Salad Bars

Jamie Oliver has had all kinds of problems getting schools to change their lunch menus, but then, he’s no Michelle Obama. The first lady is on a mission to put salad bars in schools, and she’s not going to let USDA regulations stop her. Obama has teamed with White House Chef and Food Initiative Coordinator Sam Kass, school lunch advocate Ann Cooper, and officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention to to put salad bars into 5,000 schools. The initiative will be announced on Monday, according to Grist.org, despite worries over USDA nutrition-tracking rules and health inspector concerns over the disease-spreading potential of open salad bars. More »

The Recession Hit Women the Hardest — But We’re Still Going Green

The Recession Hit Women the Hardest â But We're Still Going Green

Yesterday, the White House released the report “Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women,” which explained how women have felt the most dramatic effects of the recession. Since December 2007, women have lost 2.6 million jobs, yet have also become more responsible for bringing home the bacon — four out of ten women are the primary earners for their households. And for women whose salary is the only source of income in the household? The unemployment rate is 13.6%, the highest in 25 years. More »