Doctors Want Obama to Stop Eating Unhealthy Food in Photos

Just in photos! He can eat what he wants any other time

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A group of doctors want Obama to quit eating junk food — on camera, that is.

According to USA Today, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine plans to file a petition asking the White House to stop staging photo ops where the president eats unhealthy food.

Officially, the petition will ask for, "an executive order banning staged official photo ops that depict the president, the first family, the vice president, and members of the president's cabinet with unhealthful foods including processed meats that can cause cancer and obesity."

"The White House would never set up a photo op of a president with a cigarette, so why show him eating foods that cause cancer?" the group president Dr. Susan Levine said.


Some of the president's most noteworthy offenses? "Eating hot dogs at a basketball game with British Prime Minister David Cameron; serving sausages with Mr. Cameron; taking a motorcade with the vice president to Ray's Hell Burger in Virginia; eating cheeseburgers with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev; and stopping at a D.C. burger restaurant with a reporter."