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Jillian Pushes Congress for Healthier School Lunches

Jillian MichaelsThe tough trainer on The Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels, is taking on public school lunches. To help fight childhood obesity, she’s urging congress to pass the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act. The bill will get schools to serve more fruits, veggies and other plant-based meal options.

“I’m writing to you with a request that just might put me out of business,” writes Jillian on HealthySchoolLunches.org. “I want you to help fight childhood obesity so that fewer people will need to go through the difficult process of shedding excess pounds. More than a third of America’s children are now overweight or obese.”


Congressman Chides Ashtray-less Gym

Our public servants in Washington, D.C. get some pretty nice perks. But one such benefit, the congressional gym, isn’t to the liking of Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI).

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter

When going to the gym, McCotter can’t stand it if there are no ashtrays available. The congressman told Fox News that he doesn’t “go there very much because A, they don’t have ashtrays… And B, the one time I was there, my first trip, someone sort of was talc-ing themselves, and offered their hand and I just said, ‘Hey, we’re cool, dude.'” (more…)