Posts Tagged ‘nutrition

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Jul
16

Early Bird Chat

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All Times Eastern

10AM: President Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

1PM: Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the White House Briefing

3:10PM: President Obama hosts a reception for the diplomatic corps in the East Room

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06
Jun
16

The President And First Lady’s Day

US President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House

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US President Barack Obama poses with the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama (C) shakes hands with coach NFL Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak he honors the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Barack Obama poses with the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on June 6, 2016. / AFP / YURI GRIPAS (Photo credit should read YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gestures during a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (3rd R) and Executive Pastry Chef Susan Morrison (R) prepare ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest for cooking with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students. She welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) prepares ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest for cooking with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (L) and TV host Rachael Ray (R) cook ingredients from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and TV host Rachael Ray cook ingredient from a White House Kitchen Garden harvest with students June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama hugs a student after they participated in a White House Kitchen Garden harvest June 6, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady welcomed back students from the kitchen garden planting earlier in spring to help the harvest today. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 

15
Mar
16

The President And First Lady’s Day

President Barack Obama smiles as he listens to Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny speak during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny shake hands during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House

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U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O'Malley (L-R) and Vice President Joe Biden look on as Secretary of State John Kerry makes notes as President Barack Obama welcomes Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) smiles as he waits for reporters to enter the room as he welcomes Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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President Barack Obama bows his head during a prayer at a St. Patrick's Day luncheon for Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during his remarks on divisiveness in U.S. politics at the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 15, 2016. Also pictured are House Speaker Paul Ryan (L) and Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny (2nd L). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

President Barack Obama, center, shares a laugh with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., after walking down the steps of the Capitol in Washington, with from Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., left, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, right. after attending a "Friends of Ireland" luncheon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

U.S. President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (C) and Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny (R) walk down the U.S. Capitol steps after attending the Friends of Ireland luncheon in Washington March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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President Barack Obama, walks down the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 2016, with from left, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., Vice President Joe Biden, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, after attending a "Friends of Ireland" luncheon. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to leading parenting bloggers, online influencers, and content creators in the East Room. The First Lady hosted an event attended by about 150 people addressing the health of the nation’s kids as part of the “Let’s Move!” initiative

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16
Sep
15

The President And First Lady’s Day

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Business Roundtable offices in Washington September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to business leaders at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, to renew his calls for increased spending in infrastructure, education and scientific research. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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First lady Michelle Obama speaks in the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, to elected officials and representatives from 63 cities and counties across the country to celebrate their commitment to building healthier communities as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to elected officials and representatives from 63 cities and counties across the country to celebrate their commitment to building healthier communities as part of her Let’s Move! initiative

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10
Sep
15

A Tweet Or Two

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What Shonda Rhimes has done for TV with great stories, talented casts, and beautiful diversity on millions of screens worldwide is wonderful

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21
Aug
15

#TeamFNV

20
Aug
15

Chat Away

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First Lady Michelle Obama and guests watch Big Time Rush perform during the Kids’ State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, Aug. 20, 2012. Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

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President Barack Obama samples a baked zucchini fry in the Old Family Dining Room of the White House after dropping by the East Room for the Kids’ State Dinner, Aug. 20, 2012. Photo by Pete Souza

20
Aug
15

Rise And Shine

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President Barack Obama talks with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, after delivering a statement on the murder of journalist Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. He spoke at the Edgartown School in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014. Photo by Amanda Lucidon

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Matt Viser: Senator Edward Markey Says He Will Back Iran Deal

Senator Edward J. Markey on Wednesday said he would support the Iran nuclear agreement, offering his endorsement on a highly charged issue that has been dividing some Democrats. Markey – a Massachusetts Democrat who took the seat long held by Secretary of State John Kerry, who negotiated the deal – said in a statement provided to the Globe that he believes that the negotiated deal is the best way to ensure Iran doesn’t build a nuclear weapon.  “I have concluded that diplomacy remains our best tool to secure a nuclear weapon-free Iran,” Markey said.

“That’s why I intend to support the Iran nuclear agreement when it comes before Congress in September.” “This agreement is far from perfect and carries risks,” he added. “But I believe our negotiators achieved as much as they reasonably could, and that if strictly implemented, this plan can be effective.” Markey is the latest member of the Massachusetts delegation to announce his support for the deal. Earlier this month, Senator Elizabeth Warren, as well as representatives Seth Moulton, Stephen Lynch, and Jim McGovern also announced their support. Representative Michael Capuano has said he is “leaning strongly in favor,” and no member of the all-Democratic delegation has come out against the deal.

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Sam P.K. Collins: Americans Actually Like Michelle Obama’s Healthier School Lunches

A national poll shows that more than 80 percent of Americans support healthy school meals consisting of more fruit and vegetables and less high calorie and sodium food choices, requirements outlined in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act — a law that authorized the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to set nutritional standards for food sold and distributed in schools and expanded access to healthy lunch to more than 115,000 U.S. children. The survey, conducted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, debunks the primary argument against the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, one of the central policies at the heart of First Lady Michelle Obama’s effort to address childhood obesity. “Our survey found that people in the U.S. overwhelmingly support strong nutrition standards and believe school meals are healthier and on the right track because of these standards,” La June Montgomery Tabron, president and chief executive of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation,

told the New York Times. If lawmakers reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act next month, schools would receive $4.5 billion over the next decade. With time dwindling before it’s set to expire, its supporters and challengers have scrambled to make their case, drawing out a battle that started shortly after its passage and holding nothing back in the process. Since the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act’s inception, the program has expanded, serving more than one million students across the United States not only lunch, but dinner too as part of its after-school snack offerings. The UDSA also rolled out $5 million in grants to fund programs that connect school cafeterias with local farmers. The 2014 grant cycle supported more than 80 projects in 42 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In total, more than $385 million in locally grown produce has entered school buildings across the country.

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President Barack Obama prepares for a meeting with economic columnists in the Oval Office, Aug. 20, 2013. From left are: Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President; Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri; Katie Beirne Fallon, Deputy Director of Communications; and Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama talks with former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula in the Blue Room prior to a ceremony honoring the 1972 Super Bowl Champion Miami Dolphins at the White House, Aug. 20, 2013. Photo by Pete Souza

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President Barack Obama has a foreign leader phone call in the Oval Office, Aug. 20, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: Chief of Staff Jack Lew; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; and Steve Simon, Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa. Photo by Pete Souza

10
Jul
15

The Kids State Dinner

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First lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks as she hosts the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room at the White House, Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks as she hosts the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for the Kids’ State Dinner

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President Barack Obama drops by and shakes hands with attendees during the annual Kids State Dinner at the East Room of the White House. The First Lady hosted the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge for kids that promotes cooking and healthy eating, at the annual “dinner”

First lady Michelle Obama talks with guests during the Kids State Dinner for the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, on Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Barack Obama greets a young guest after making an unannounced appearance as first lady Michelle Obama hosts the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room at the White House, Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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President Barack Obama mingles with guests during the Kids State Dinner for the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, on Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama greets Sophia and Isabella Strahan, the daughters of retired football player Michael Strahan, as he makes an unannounced appearance as first lady Michelle Obama hosts the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room at the White House, Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama greets Sophia and Isabella Strahan, the daughters of retired football player Michael Strahan

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President Barack Obama makes an unannounced appearance as first lady Michelle Obama hosts the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room at the White House, Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, delivers remarks as he makes an unannounced appearance at the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room at the White House, Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. The children present were part of the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama greets guests after  making an unannounced appearance as first lady Michelle Obama hosts the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room at the White House, Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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President Barack Obama gives a young guest a hug as he makes an unannounced appearance as first lady Michelle Obama hosts the 2015 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room at the White House, Friday, July 10, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

19
Jun
15

The First Lady (Yesterday) In Italy

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama visits the roof of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Earlier Michelle Obama  toured the U.S. and Italian pavilions at the Expo 2015 world's fair focused on food and nutrition, topics in step with the first lady's initiative to promote healthy eating.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Colleen Barry: Michelle Obama Lights Candles For US Shooting Victims In Milan’s Duomo Cathedral

Michelle Obama and her elder daughter visited Milan’s Duomo cathedral on Thursday, where an official traveling with her said they lit candles in memory of the victims of the shooting in South Carolina. The first lady and her daughter Malia were seen by photographers entering the Gothic-inspired cathedral on the unannounced stop. Mrs. Obama was dressed in black with dark glasses, while Malia wore a white blouse with black trousers. Mrs. Obama made no comment and issued no statement. Nine people, including the pastor, were killed overnight at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston.

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama, left, flanked by Italy's first lady Agnese Landini, meets Italian schoolchildren during her visit at the Italian pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Mrs. Obama is leading a presidential delegation Thursday to the world's fair, organized around issues concerning food and nutrition, which dovetails with the U.S. first lady's "Let's Move" initiative to fight childhood obesity through diet and exercise. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Earlier Thursday, Mrs. Obama visited the Expo 2015 World’s Fair in Milan, which focuses on food and nutrition. She found kindred spirits in her campaign to promote healthy eating during visits to the U.S. and the Italian pavilions. Mrs. Obama was greeted by a video image of her husband, President Barack Obama, as she entered the U.S. pavilion, guided by U.S. student delegates to Expo from universities around the United States. She spent some time discussing the vertical garden covering the length of pavilion, which has rotating panels of herbs and vegetables that are engineered to maximize sunlight exposure. Mrs. Obama said the pavilion was “awe-inspiring.” “The most impactful part of it, obviously, is the vertical farm, the largest of its kind. And I couldn’t help but think about all the issues we face around hunger, around food deserts in our countries and places all over the world. And when you walk around this pavilion, you think the solutions are right in our grasp,” Mrs. Obama told some 60 student delegates during a question-and-answer session at the end of the tour.

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Italy's first lady Agnese Landini,  left, welcomes U.S. first lady Michelle Obama,  for a visit at the Italian pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Mrs. Obama is leading a presidential delegation Thursday to the world's fair, organized around issues concerning food and nutrition, which dovetails with the U.S. first lady's "Let's Move" initiative to fight childhood obesity through diet and exercise. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

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Italy's first lady Agnese Landini,  left, welcomes U.S. first lady Michelle Obama,  for a visit at the Italian pavilion at the 2015 Expo in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Thursday, June 18, 2015. Mrs. Obama is leading a presidential delegation Thursday to the world's fair, organized around issues concerning food and nutrition, which dovetails with the U.S. first lady's "Let's Move" initiative to fight childhood obesity through diet and exercise. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Italy’s First Lady Agnese Landini welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama to the 2015 Expo in Rho, near Milan, Italy. First Lady Michelle Obama is leading a presidential delegation to the world’s fair, organized around issues concerning food and nutrition, which dovetails with her “Let’s Move” initiative to fight childhood obesity

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