Tuesday, May 18, 2010
First Lady Obama releases statement
The First Lady Michelle Obama released a statement today at The Healthy Weight Announcement Press Conference. In it, the following quote stood out to me:
"Compared to 40 years ago, we consume 23 percent more calories, 56 percent more added fats and oils and dairy fat, and 14 percent more sugar and sweetener. Now, that's 12 extra pounds of sugar a year just in 40 years."
To read the full transcript, click the following link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-first-lady-healthy-weight-announcement-press-conference