In a segment titled Chubby Chasers, The Daily Show tries to spoof First Lady Michelle Obama's childhood obesity campaign, as well as those who find fault with it.
Correspondent Josh Gad opens by announcing that Mrs. Obama is "cramming over seventy recommendations down our throats" about how to combat childhood obesity, and then interviews Marlene Schwartz, PhD, Deputy Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University, and names her as an adviser for the Let's Move! campaign (see note below). Gad also interviews Sam Kazman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who goes so far as to liken the First Lady's campaign to Adolf Hitler's health campaigns in pre-war Nazi Germany.
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On Marlene Schwartz from Rudd: In developing the Childhood Obesity Task Force Report (download it from the link in the sidebar), the White House did consult studies from Rudd, but it also used reports from a plethora of other sources, including some that go back to the 1980s. Rudd Director Kelly Brownell was at the White House Childhood Obesity Summit in April.
*Image at top is from the video.