WH Picks New Director for Healthy Eating Campaign

The White House on Thursday announced first lady Michelle Obama’s pick to lead her campaign for kids to eat healthier, saying Debra Eschmeyer would take over a post that has increasingly come under fire in Republican circles.

“For more than a decade, Deb has been leading the way in teaching kids about the importance of healthy eating,” the first lady said. “From classrooms and gardens to kitchens and farms, Deb has made learning about nutrition fun and accessible for kids across the country.”

Eschmeyer will take over the position of executive director of the Let’s Move campaign, as well as senior adviser for nutrition policy, recently vacated by Sam Kass, Obama’s former personal chef.