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Weekly Wrap Up: the White House Hosts a Film Festival, the President and Vice President Show Their Moves, and More
February 28, 2014
07:47 PM EDT
This week, the White House hosted its first-ever film festival. The President and Vice President showed us how they move, and the VP gave Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers some gifts. Check out what you missed in this week's wrap up.
Students and celebrities walked the White House red carpet earlier today as they entered the first-ever White House Film Festival.
Kal Penn, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson were on hand to showcase the 16 Official Selections, chosen from over 2,500 submissions -- all celebrating the role of technology in the classroom. As you can see, a Presidential selfie was in order.
Last week on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," the First Lady asked Americans to show her how they move. She promised that "if we get enough of a response, we'll have a little surprise -- the President, and maybe the Vice President, will show us how they move." Well, you showed us how you move in droves, and the First Lady is keeping her promise.
The celebration of Let's Move!'s fourth anniversary continued this week with a major announcement that serves as just one example of how the country is moving toward a new, healthier norm. First Lady Michelle Obama joined Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to reveal proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label.
The Nutrition Facts label was released for the first time in 1994 and has only been updated once in the past 20 years. The proposed updates reflect the latest scientific information, which ties diet to obesity and chronic diseases. In addition to being redesigned to highlight key parts of the label, such as calories and serving sizes, the proposed label also updates serving sizes to match how much people really eat and requires information about the amount of “added sugars” in a food product.
Vice President Biden stopped by the inaugural episode of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Monday, where he spoke about his love of trains, the President's State of the Union address, and more. Behind the scenes, the VP chatted with the new host and guest Amy Poehler and even had gifts for the two of them:
Mr. Vice President, we'd love a train whistle too!
The President made a major announcement earlier this week before delivering remarks about manufacturing innovation:
Yes, President Obama did announce we're building Iron Man. Or maybe he didn't. Either way, it's above our pay grade. We do know that the President made another, more serious announcement of two new manufacturing innovation hubs, one in Chicago and one in the Detroit area, along with a competition for the first of four additional institutes that will will boost advanced manufacturing in the United States and attract the types of high-quality jobs that a growing middle class requires.
As always, to see even more of this week's events, watch this week's episode of West Wing Week below: