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Sam Kass is Leaving the White House

The Obama Administration food policy expert will leave his job at the end of the month.

Sam Kass
Sam Kass
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White House nutrition advisor and Let's Move! initiative director Sam Kass is leaving his position.

Kass will step down at the end of the month, according to a White House spokesperson. Kass has worked for six years in the White House, where he also served as chef to the First Family.

"From constructing our Kitchen Garden to brewing our own Honey Brown Ale, Sam has left an indelible mark on the White House," said President Obama in a statement to Politico. "And with the work he has done to inspire families and children across this country to lead healthier lives, Sam has made a real difference for our next generation. Over the years, Sam has grown from a close friend to a critical member of my team, and I am grateful for his outstanding work and look forward to seeing all that he will continue to achieve in the years ahead."

Kass will "remain engaged" with the Let's Move! campaign, according to the statement.

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