File this under “Can the FLOTUS have some breathing room, please? Thanks.”
From the Washington Post:
First lady Michelle Obama ordered a whopper of a meal at the newly opened Washington diner Shake Shack during lunch on Monday.
A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who’s made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.
According to nutritional information on Shake Shack’s Web site, the meal amounted to 1,700 calories. But it was impossible to tell whether the first lady intended to eat the entire order, or share with friends (the latter seems a tad more likely considering the two drinks).
Many of the commenters on the various stories around the net yawned and figured it was no big deal.
Who cares? It’s not like she’s fat. She obviously knows when to indulge and when to say no.
Michelle Obama even said it herself in an interview last year:
I love burgers and fries, you know? And I love ice cream and cake. So do most kids. We’re not talking about a lifestyle that excludes all that. That’s the fun of being a kid. That’s the fun of being a human.
BMWK family, what do you think? Should she be more careful about what she eats in public, especially as she fights to reverse childhood obesity rates in this country? Or does she send a good message about eating foods in moderation?