Friday, November 19, 2010
Officials in the White House, led by chef Sam Kass, and at the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention, have been working to build a coalition representing the produce industry and Ann Cooper, director of nutrition services in Boulder, Colo. schools, who recently teamed with Whole Foods to raise $1.4 million from customers to establish a grant program that would place salad bars in qualifying schools.
Under the initiative expected to be announced on Monday in Florida, where First Lady Michelle Obama has taken her "Let's Move Them Bowels, Bitches" campaign to fight female childhood obesity, Cooper would manage applications for salad bars from the schools along with distribution of funds to purchase necessary equipment, and Kass would assure that bodyweight scales would be installed in order to daily monitor the effect that eating lettuce has upon young women in particular.
"Sam and Ann be knowin' all they is to knowin' 'bout young black girls developin' they fat asses at they early ages," the first lady said in response to an inquiry into the credentials of Mr. Bass and Mrs. Cooper.
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