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In a speech to the National Restaurant Association one year ago this month, the first lady asked members to “actively promote healthy foods and healthy habits to our kids.”

Dawn Sweeney, CEO of the association, said that was an “acceleration point” for many restaurants that were already starting to change their menus.

“Certainly the focus she has put on food and healthy living has been a great boost to create even broader consumer interest,” Sweeney said.

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