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White House Chef to Stand Down

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White House Chef to Stand Down

Sam Kass, personal chef of U.S. President Barack Obama, is reported to be leaving his position as chef and senior advisor of nutritional policy at The White House.

Kass has been working for the Obama family since 2008 when he was takes with making healthier food. The Obama’s, First Lady Michelle particularly, are keen food lovers - planting vegetable gardens, brewing beer and even collecting honey from a White House beehive.

Obama said the chef had left “an indelible mark on the White House." Michelle Obama, who worked closely with Kass on her national obesity campaign called ‘Let’s Move’, said: “Sam leaves an extraordinary legacy of progress, including healthier food options in grocery store aisles, more nutritious school lunches, and new efforts that have improved how healthy food is marketed to our kids.  I wish Sam success in all his future endeavours, and I know he will continue to be a leader in the vitally important work to build a healthier country.”

Kass is standing down to spend more time with his new wife in New York with the White House saying his successor will be announced in 2015.

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