Tagged: Michelle Obama

Soul Food Junkies Documentary To Air On PBS

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Maybe you’ve never gone to a film festival or none are in your town. Maybe you’ve never heard of filmmaker Byron Hurt and his work including Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes. Either way you’re in for a treat. Hurt focuses his lens on African American cuisine and its affects in the lives and health of the black community. Best of all it will be airing on PBS‘s Independent Lens, which showcases independent film. Since we’re talking about diets you should consider detoxing from big budget Hollywood affairs with some indies. Enjoy the preview below and check your local listings for when it airs here. Continue reading

New York Area McDonald’s To Automatically Offer Fruit In All Happy Meals

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Starting today all McDonald’s in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will offer fruit automatically in their Happy Meals as a part of McDonald’s new “Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choice”. The initiative is supposed to “help” customers make more nutrition minded choices but I’d say if you chose to go to McDonald’s the first thought on your mind wasn’t nutrition. Continue reading

VIDEO: Beyonce Goes From Endorsing Pepsi To Endorsing Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign

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“I am excited to become part of this effort that addresses a public health crisis. First Lady Michelle Obama deserves credit for tackling this issue directly, and I applaud the NAB Education Foundation for trying to make a positive difference in the lives of our schoolchildren.” -Beyonce

Singer Beyonce is joining First Lady Michelle Obama in the fight against childhood obesity, although to be fair Master P and son Romeo did it first. Continue reading