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Michelle Obama to Celebrate Anti-Childhood Obesity Program at 'Healthier' Olive Garden


Never mind the never-ending pasta bowls...

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Next week marks the second anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity "Let's Move" program. To ring in the festivities, Mrs. Obama will host a round table discussion in Fort Worth, Texas on February 9th with parents committed to healthier eating. The venue of choice? Home of the never-ending pasta bowl: Olive Garden.

The appearance is due to a pledge made by the restaurant's parent company, Darden, to offer healthier eating options for children. The corporation which also owns Red Lobster and Longhorn Steakhouse signed a "binding legal agreement" last year to cut calories, offer healthier fruit and vegetable side dishes, reduce sodium and give free refills of one percent milk to children.

The first lady's Texas appearance is reportedly only one stop along a three-day nationwide push to celebrate the program's two-year anniversary. Also on the roster are Iowa, Arkansas, Texas and Florida.

This is not the first time Olive Garden has found itself on politically shaky ground. Back in October The Blaze reported that the Darden restaurant came under fire for refusing to allow a Kiwanis Club gathering to display an American flag at their table.


(h/t: Politico)

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