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Eat less junk in public: NRI doc to Obama

world Updated: May 12, 2012 00:47 IST
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A group of doctors, researchers and dieticians, led by an Indian origin doctor, is urging President Barack Obama to keep his fast-food indulgence private.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a non-profit advocacy group, has asked the White House to stop staging photo opportunities that shows the President consuming junk food.

The group referred to President Obama savouring hot dogs with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament in March and his bonding over burgers with former Russian President Dimitry Medvedev two years ago as examples of executive eating that promotes public ignorance about health and nutrition.

“We would like the White House to stop publicising these photos depicting the President, vice president or First Family eating unhealthy foods,” the New York Daily News quoted Ulka Agarwal, the group’s chief medical officer, as saying.