First Lady Takes a Shot at Special Interests Opposing Healthier Food for Kids

February 10, 2015 7:25 PM

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First Lady Takes a Shot at Special Interests Opposing Healthier Food for Kids

Michelle Obama had some harsh words for "special interests" focused on rolling back food policy reforms, like school food standards, while speaking at a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) event in New York City on February 5. The event recognized the fifth anniversary of the First Lady's Let's Move! initiative and also announced RWJF's latest $500 million pledge to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic over the next 10 years.

The First Lady's remarks at the West Side High School made pointed reference to special interests "throwing every resource they have at this issue, and we know that sometimes our kids' health isn't exactly their first priority." She also acknowledged the difficulties childhood obesity prevention adv...

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