President Barack Obama took a break from sorting out the shutdown of the federal government on Monday to make sandwiches for low-income and homeless families.
President Obama visited Martha’s Table in Washington D.C. Monday. The food bank helps low-income families. Dozens of photos were taken showing Obama smearing peanut butter and 'sticky' jelly on what appears to be processed, white bread. Menu option number two appeared to be stacks of processed meat, also on white bread.
“Can I just say just in the few moments I’ve been here I’m feeling a little sticky. I think I got some PBJ on my fingers,” Obama said.
This doesn't exactly jibe with Michelle Obama's primary initiative as first lady: healthy eating.
Mrs. Obama started the 'Let's Move' movement, a program billed as 'America's move to raise a healthier generation of kids.
'In total, we are now eating 31 percent more calories than we were forty years ago–including 56 percent more fats and oils and 14 percent more sugars and sweeteners. The average American now eats fifteen more pounds of sugar a year than in 1970,' Mrs. Obama's organization explains on its website.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches have roughly 350 calories per sandwich, depending on the amount of peanut butter and jelly added to the sandwich, according to an online calorie counter.
To promote her initiative, Mrs. Obama even has written a book about the White House garden entitled 'American Grown.'
The situation might get even stickier when the president gets home and has to tell his wife that he's been wrist-deep in peanut butter and jelly all day.