First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted a photo of some cabbage and broccoli and a link to a recipe on the Let’s Move website to demonstrate that she still maintains an interest in her kids health initiative.
The tweet came just hours after an article was posted in White House Dossier Tuesday noting that Michelle appeared to have abandoned her Let’s Move program.
Michelle hadn’t done anything public related to the program in nearly five months, since welcoming kids back to school in early September with news of the healthy new lunches they’d be getting from the cafeteria. But amid reports kids were going hungry because the meals lacked calories or tasted bad, Michelle suddenly stopped promoting Let’s Move.
The decision seemed tied to politics. President Obama had been campaigning heavily at high schools where students were forced to eat from Michelle’s menu, and the program was proving a ripe target for Republicans.
The White House Dossier piece appeared at 10:21 am ET. At 5:16 PM, @FLOTUS – the acronym for First Lady of the United States – tweeted this:
The recipe mentioned in the tweet is an August 17, 2012 post on the Let’s Move website that tells you how to make “Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes.”
The tweet is a sign that Mrs. Obama may return to her Let’s Move program now that the political heat is off. Or not. The third anniversary of Let’s Move is February 9, and if she fails to mark the occasion, you can be pretty sure the program is coming to an end.
H/T to The Daily Mail.