- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 10, 2013

President Obama’s words of wisdom to dozens of children who attended the White House’s annual Kids’ State Dinner on Tuesday: Food is fun. Eat healthy.

He made the off-the-cuff remarks to the roughly 54 children who attended the event, hosted by first lady Michelle Obama, Yahoo News reported.

“Food can be fun, it can be healthy,” Mr. Obama said, stated the White House pool report. “You are setting up habits that are going to be great your entire life.”

And he even had time for a quick question: What’s your favorite food?

“Broccoli,” he said, Yahoo reported.

Twitter posters loved the reply.

Obama tells kid journalist his favorite food is broccoli. And his favorite activity is lying to children,” Comedy Central’s blog tweeted.

And this, from Politico’s Twitter feed: “What’s Obama’s favorite food? Hint: It is the same vegetable George H.W. Bush denounced over two decades ago.”

The former President Bush hated broccoli so much he once quipped: “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli.”

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