Michelle Obama visits Shake Shack

Alexa Williams Contributor
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Since taking the title of first lady, Michelle Obama has become a champion of better eating habits for Americans. That is why it was a surprise to many when the first lady chose the Shake Shack for lunch Monday.

In a 2010 interview with the New York Times, Obama declared her wish to reduce childhood obesity. “That’s the legacy I want,” she said.

To promote this cause the first lady started a movement named “Let’s Move” and, like Eleanor Roosevelt, planted a White House vegetable garden.

Yet her meal at DC’s newest burger joint was over 1,500 calories, the Washington Post reported. Obama enjoyed a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke.

“I can’t stop eating them,” the first lady recently said of her favorite food, french fries, in a Q & A with students at University of Cape Town.

Though many of Obama’s food choices have been criticized since the launch of her healthy-eating campaign, she has echoed the words of many nutritionists: “It’s all about moderation.”