The Obamas welcomed French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday and served him and their high-status guests a 2,500 calorie meal, triple the calorie count that first lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have required for public school lunches.
The fatty meal featured the best-tasting delicacies from around the country, including a first course of caviar and a winter garden salad, and a main course of ribeye steak served with blue cheese and 12 varieties of potatoes and quail eggs.
Dessert options ranged from a chocolate malted cake topped with vanilla ice cream, maple syrup fudge, as well as shortbread cookies and cotton candy.
Mrs. Obama and her guests would’ve had to move an awful lot to burn the 152 grams of fat — not including alcohol — that they ingested.
Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis called the high-calorie meal served at the White House state dinner the “height of hypocrisy” because the first lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign was a driving force behind the USDA’s push to limit public school kids to a 1,150 calorie count for breakfast and lunch combined.
On Wednesday, Davis introduced a bill, the School Nutrition Fairness Act, which suggests the White House and USDA lead by example and abide by the same diet plan they have imposed on kids.
“While these regulations were put in place with good intentions, they are making it harder for school districts to do their job, leading to increased costs, decreased participation and in some cases, hungry children,” Davis said in a press conference.