Barack Obama feasts on hot wings as Michelle pushes child obesity efforts

Michelle Obama has a fat list of 70 ways to promote healthy eating, but keeping her husband’s fingers off the hot wings apparently isn’t one of them.

That’s because President Obama, in western New York to talk to folks about the economy and hold a town hall meeting, made a quick pit stop around lunchtime to the legendary Duff’s Famous Wings in Cheektowaga, NY. to chomp down on five regular, and five extra spicy, Buffalo wings.

“This is the wing capital,” the president said to reporters. After originally ordering his wings medium, he was instructed by locals that he needed to get them extra spicy, so he obliged, requesting half of his order to be that flavor.

According to the White House pool report, a jacket-less Obama strode into the restaurant, leaned over the counter and quietly placed his order, refusing to let the restaurant cover his meal. “No, I’ve got to pay,’’ he insisted, pulling out his wallet, which sported a $5 bill on top.

Meanwhile, the first lady, around the same time on Thursday, continued to push her crusade against child obesity by announcing a program, run through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that will “pair chefs with interested schools in their communities so together they can create healthy meals that meet the schools’ dietary guidelines and budgets, while teaching young people about nutrition and making balanced and healthy choices.”

“Many children consume as many as half of their daily calories at school and as families work to ensure that kids eat right and have active play at home, we also need to ensure our kids have access to healthy meals in their schools,” Michelle Obama said.

On Tuesday, the first lady and a number of cabinet secretaries and department heads released the results of her anti-child obesity task force, that included recommendations like encouraging mothers to conceive at a healthy weight. During a press conference, the group said the first family would use the bully-pulpit to encourage wise eating practices.

In February, Obama’s physician recommended he work on lowering his cholesterol and stop smoking. But this isn’t the first time the president succumbed to the lure of good, greasy food, as it follows a long tradition of much-publicized trips to Five Guys and Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington. Perhaps Obama is concerned about his weight, considering the compliments he’s getting on his bod.

“You’re a hottie with a smokin’ little body,” said one customer, Luann Haley, at the wing joint. After Obama gave her “ a squeeze,’’ as Haley recounted afterwards, the president reminded her that Michelle would be watching the encounter on television.

“That’s alright,’’ Haley replied, while cameras rolled. “Hi Michelle, eat your heart out.”

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  • cat58

    Maybe she can breastfeed him to get his hands off those wings.

  • seekingtounderstand

    Mrs. Obamas support of growing your own garden was a hugh success. As a gardener, the demand and interest in gardening was hugh this season!!
    She has created a whole new excitment in schools and communities all over America. Thank you Mrs. Obama for caring about our kids health.

  • Baconservative

    Do as I say not what I eat. Hypocrits.

  • jpatrickham

    Come on people, while Barack Obama was running for president, Michele was not the, “In shape person,” we now see. There was probably a hundred fitness people who helped make her the woman she is today. Now she is a Health expert? Come on, for crying out loud. Barack, needs to be the new “Marlboro Man,” get my drift?

    • xyzpdq

      I think you should refer to pre-presidential pictures. MO was always wearing the sleeveless dresses, which became her trademark, and were often debated as being inappropriate. She did many interviews about her physical fitness routine, prior to the election. Since the election, she has said she struggles with the constant access to to sweets (particularly pies), and even had to lose weight that she gained in the first few months. That weight even prompted suspicion that she may be pregnant.

      • jpatrickham

        That may be so, but there was a lot of unflattering comments made about her. Some of those comments were down right cruel. I will not repeat them, here but surprisingly people from her own race, were making them. I thought that was maybe the reason that she shaped up, so to keep the cruelty down.

        • xyzpdq

          People will always be critical about a woman’s beauty, that is for sure. Regardless of race, or political point of view, going after a woman for not being pretty enough still seems to be fair game. But I understand what you mean about the pre election remarks on her appearance.

  • jomo2009

    Don’t worry. I’m sure he only ate the celery.

  • hypomaniac

    What a pathetic article.

  • katnandu

    The keys will be taken back from the irresponsible driver in November!