There’s nothing better than going out to dinner at a place with huge portions. You get to eat your dinner, then bring the leftovers home in a doggy bag for later. It’s like getting two meals for the price of one. Well, if Nanny Michelle has her way, the doggy bag will become a thing of the past.
A team of advisers to Mrs. Obama has been holding private talks over the past year with the National Restaurant Association, a trade group, in a bid to get restaurants to adopt her goals of smaller portions and children’s meals that include healthy offerings like carrots, apple slices and milk instead of French fries and soda, according to White House and industry officials.
The discussions are preliminary, and participants say they are nowhere near an agreement like the one Mrs. Obama announced recently with Wal-Mart to lower prices on fruits and vegetables and to reduce the amount of fat, sugar and salt in its foods. But they reveal how assertively she is working to prod the industry to sign on to her agenda.
Is there nothing these people won’t get involved in? Sheesh!