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Doctors group says no junk food for the Obamas

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First Lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to get our kids to eat healthy, but every now and then she is known to indulge on a cheeseburger or other food that is not so good for the body.

A few years ago she made a lunch run with staff to a Five Guys inWashington, D.C.

Well, a physicians group said this is a no-no and wants Michelle Obama and the rest of the first family not to be photographed eating unhealthy foods.

The Physicans Committee for Responsible Medicine said that President Obama has posed in a number of staged photos eating unhealthy foods, including hot dogs at a basketball game with British Prime Minister David Cameron. He and Vice President Joe Biden were spotted making a stop at Ray's Hell Burger in Virginia and eating cheeseburgers with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

The group said Obama's staff would never schedule a photo opp of the president smoking a cigarette, so why eating a piece of pizza?

The group plans to file a petition later this week asking the White House to issue an executive order banning staged photos of the president, his family the vice president and members of the president's cabinet eating unhealthy foods.

The group believes presidents have huge marketing sway over consumers. They said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped make hot dogs popular by being photographed eating one.

So what do our readers think? Should the president be banned from photos eating unhealthy food? Is he NEVER allowed to eat a burger,  hot dog or piece of cake? What about the occasional bad for you food?

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