November 7, 2010

YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK: While Warning About Fat, U.S. Pushes Sales of Cheese.

When Michelle Obama implored restaurateurs in September to help fight obesity, she cited the proliferation of cheeseburgers and macaroni and cheese. “I want to challenge every restaurant to offer healthy menu options,” she told the National Restaurant Association’s annual meeting.

But in a series of confidential agreements approved by agriculture secretaries in both the Bush and Obama administrations, Dairy Management has worked with restaurants to expand their menus with cheese-laden products.

But remember, they’re smarter than you.

And maybe this explains the trend toward turning pizza into cheese toast that I’ve complained about in the past.

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