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WH inaugural luncheon: 3000 calories?

posted at 2:26 pm on January 21, 2013 by

Do as we say, not as we do. Unlike some others, I have no problem with the First Lady’s efforts to push for awareness of the health choices of our food — as long as the “awareness” doesn’t turn into mandates and legislation, or in edicts like the Big Apple’s Big Gulp ban.  But if one wants to impress upon others the need to watch caloric and fat intake, shouldn’t that mean a personal demonstration of restraint?  Apparently not, as Diets in Review calculates with help from Calorie Count:

 

One full serving is more than 3,000 calories! Lobster in clam chowder sauce, grilled bison and a finish of rich apple pie with homemade ice cream take no time to zip past a single day’s calorie reserve.CalorieCount.com‘s Rachel Berman, RD, CSR, CDN – who compiled this year’s Inaugural Luncheon nutritional statistics – was a little shocked by the numbers, too, and felt that although it’s fine and even healthy to treat ourselves once in a while, the figures were a bit too to justify.

“It’s OK to indulge every once in awhile and if the Presidential Inauguration isn’t a special, celebratory occasion to do so, I don’t know what is,” she said. “However, in light of the first lady’s obesity initiatives and the fact that the menu was made public, it was definitely a missed opportunity for nutrition education, for example, to offer lightened-up recipe alternatives (even if just on the website).”

Steamed lobster, New England clam chowder, hickory-grilled bison, and Hudson Valley apple pie with sour cream ice cream? Sounds delicious!  But with Time Magazine and the CSPI griping about the Cheesecake Factory’s Bistro Shrimp Pasta, which also rings up 3,000 calories, it’ll be interesting to see whether the same outrage greets the White House for its selection.

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Where’s that 500 calorie lunch MO is trying to force on our kids.

Come on these chefs need to be a little innovative !!

KenInIL on January 21, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Scroll down this article to see big Mooch shoveling in those 3000 calories. Bonus nose pick by Barky at the end.

Brat on January 21, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Do as I say not as I do. The sow can really shovel the food into that huge, ugly piehole of hers. She is so disgusting.

Barky is probably wiping the white powder off his large nostrils. He does seem to work that ugly nose a lot.

UnEasyRider on January 21, 2013 at 6:16 PM

I understand the outrage and the hypocrisy of Michelle and all that. But I don’t think the White House is responsible for this menu, is it? Isn’t it the inaugural committee, led by the Senate, which is responsible for this menu?

JenWestin on January 21, 2013 at 6:30 PM

What, no carrot sticks? No apple slices?

Tsk, tsk.

Bitter Clinger on January 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

The First Lady had no say in the menu. It was selected by a bipartisan committee of Congressional spouses, including Mrs. Boehner, Mrs. Cantor, Mrs. Schumer and Mr. Pelosi. Two seconds of research would have told you that, Ed.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

The First Lady had no say in the menu.

SnarkVader on January 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Bullschumer. If the First Hypocrite had said “Make it healthy” it would have been healthy. Two brain cells would have told you that.

Ronnie on January 22, 2013 at 3:07 AM

Unlike some others, I have no problem with the First Lady’s efforts to push for awareness of the health choices of our food — as long as the “awareness” doesn’t turn into mandates and legislation, or in edicts like the Big Apple’s Big Gulp ban.

Yeah, but here’s a great example of why many of us do have a problem with it. The left has no credibility when it comes to awareness being nothing more than awareness. They’ve established many times over their pattern when it comes to the issues they claim to hold dear. First, see to it that any change in that sphere would not endanger their own pampered lifestyle. Then, once that’s well protected and their attitude is tolerated, come the mandates and edicts that apply only the moron masses.

Add in the call for collective action.. We (well, the people as a whole, not most of us here at Hot Gas) voted ourselves into slavery, and now we’re to go ahead and kindly give up our rights. Do as we say and not as we do, indeed.

Gingotts on January 22, 2013 at 6:47 AM

WH inaugural luncheon: 3000 calories?

I’ll have two. Thanks, Michelle

22044 on January 22, 2013 at 10:37 AM

Bullschumer. If the First Hypocrite had said “Make it healthy” it would have been healthy. Two brain cells would have told you that.

Ronnie on January 22, 2013 at 3:07 AM

Heh. Bullschumer. I like that.

Bitter Clinger on January 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM

I’m no fan of POTUS or FLOTUS. Far from it. But I see no reason to criticize the menu served at a super special occasion like the inaugural luncheon. Give it a break. There are so many other ways to criticize that woman. For example, I have never seen fake eyelashes on a First Lady before. Michelle’s were beyond normal, venturing into… well never mind.

Qzsusy on January 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

While I’m thinking about it, does anyone else think that the wonderful James Taylor did a poor job singing America yesterday? I wonder if he had a cold. Plus he only sang one verse. Beyonce and the other female singer (mind is blank on her name) did super jobs and he could have phoned his in.

Qzsusy on January 22, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Qzsusy on January 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

True, but we can multitask.

22044 on January 22, 2013 at 12:51 PM