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Fox News Attacks Michelle Obama for Including Healthy Activities in Easter Egg Roll

| by Michael Allen
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Fox News has repeatedly attacked First Lady Michelle Obama for her "Let's Move" campaign, which is designed to address the unhealthy eating habits of Americans as well as the skyrocketing incidents of diabetes and obesity among children.

This week, FoxNews.com slammed Obama again, this time for supposedly turning the White House Easter Egg Roll event into a "fat camp" because she dared to add sports courts and cooking demonstrations to the annual event, per MediaMatters.org.

FoxNews.com reprinted a Cybercast News Service (CNS) article yesterday that stated:

This year's White House Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "fat camp" to inflict exercise and the First Lady's "Let's Move!" healthy meal plans on kids who want just want to celebrate the season on the South Lawn.

An e-mail from the "Let's Move!" campaign says the Easter Egg Roll has been turned into a "Let's Move! Social.


The White House's official website states that the Easter egg roll will proceed as scheduled and adds:

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In addition to all the fun and games, the day's activities -- which will include sports courts and cooking demonstrations -- will help educate families on smart ways to incorporate healthy eating and exercise choices into their daily routines, which are key pillars of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative.

During the 2002 Easter Egg Roll, Laura Bush read to children to highlight her campaign on literacy, but was not attacked for this by Fox News.

Sources: WhiteHouse.Gov, FoxNews.com, MediaMatters.org