Right Wing Still FREAKING over Healthy Meals
There’s a long history of right wing attacks on the science of nutrition, and this is just another page in the GOP campaign against science. There are entrenched interests in the restaurant business fighting tooth and nail against their customers who are clamoring for healthier menus. Their media campaigns against health are fueled by operatives with fake think tanks like Dr. Evil.
Right-wing media have reacted to the announcement that the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster will make adult and children’s meals healthier by inventing the conspiracy that the decision was the result of favors from the administration or political pressure from Michelle Obama. This follows the right-wing media’s long history of attacking healthy eating and exercise.
Parent Company Of Olive Garden, Red Lobster Agrees To Make Meals Healthier
Washington Post: “Olive Garden, Red Lobster To Work With Michelle Obama On Cutting Calories On Their Menus.” From a September 15 Washington Post article:
Darden Restaurants Inc., operator of the Olive Garden and Red Lobster dining chains, agreed to work with first lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America to cut calories and salt in its meals.
Darden will reduce calories and sodium by 10 percent in the next five years at its six different restaurant chains, Rich Jeffers, a company spokesman, said today in an interview. The Orlando, Florida-based company also made a 10-year commitment to decrease calories and salt by 20 percent.
Fruits or vegetables will become the default side dish in kids’ meals, along with 1 percent milk as the drink, according to Darden. The Partnership for a Healthier America is a nonpartisan group working to advance first lady Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity.