Michelle Obama – America’s unelected food czar
Michelle Obama – America’s unelected food czar
There is a plethora of Obama-sponsored liberal, progressive, dangerous, and nonsensical policies to be outraged by, but Mrs. Obama’s pet project of force feeding America’s children what she deems “healthy” makes me want to throw a lunch tray in her general direction.
She’s determined to waste American taxpayer dollars on unwanted Socialistic policy:
“There’s a lot of money involved in feeding our kids at school. We are currently spending $10 billion a year — did you hear that, $10 billion a year — on our school lunch programs. So it’s not surprising that there are certain interests that are resisting change and trying to take us back to the old ways of doing business, because for them there’s a lot of money is on the line. But you all have a right to expect that your hard-earned tax dollars will be spent on food that meets basic nutrition standards. It’s as simple as that.”
Ten billion tax paid dollars on food the kids don’t want and end up throwing away, and she’s blaming “certain interests”? Probably not the same “certain interests” at her kid’s school:
“With public school students using #ThanksMichelleto tweet photos of their skimpy, stomach-turning school lunches, I decided to look at what Michelle Obama’s daughters are served at Sidwell Friends school, and it turns out the girls dine on lunches from menus designed by chefs.
While the Obama daughters have enjoyed dishes like chicken coconut soup, local butternut squash soup, crusted tilapia,they also get their fill of what Mrs. Obama might consider junk food.
This week, for example, they’ll enjoy meatball subs, BBQ wings, and ice cream, in addition to chicken curry, deviled egg salad and the intriguing “Chef’s Choice.”
Sidwell Friends has even been rated the #1 School Lunch program in America.”
It’s pretty clear kids AND schools aren’t interested in Michelle Obama’s hypocritical idea that she knows what’s best for American kids. Or what’s best for school districts:
“The School Nutrition Association, an industry-backed group that represents school cafeteria workers and originally supported the standards, has now turned against them. The association says it fully supports getting kids to eat healthier but says many districts are losing money because students aren’t buying the healthier lunches.
More than 1 million fewer students eat lunch at school each day since the first round of standards went into effect in 2012, following decades of steadily increasing participation, said Diane Pratt-Heavner, a spokeswoman for the association, citing federal data. A second round of rules, including standards for school breakfasts, took effect July 1.
“How can we call these standards a success when they are driving students away from the program?” she said.”
When the people who probably know a little more about school lunch programs than a self-admitted french fry junkie comes out and bans her “nutrition advisor” from speaking at their conference, you know Mrs. Obama is pushing a bad idea:
“Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy Sam Kass was not allowed to speak at this week’s School Nutrition Association’s convention in Boston, likely to promote a message of fighting unhealthy eating, but the group said no, having complained to Congress about regulations that lead to waste and not feeding kids food they’ll actually eat.”
Every parent can admit to the challenges of getting their kids to eat healthy food. I’ve had my share of table battles with a five year old staring down a plate of carrots. And, amazingly enough, not one of my kids died or got obese from peanut butter sandwiches in a sack lunch or mac and cheese for a week straight because carrots on their plate touching any other food made them “sad and throw-uppy”.
The issue isn’t so much about the “the children”….it’s about thrusting yet another controlling progressive government program onto Americans. It is a perfect example of progressiveness – the “experts” know better than you and I, and by God, they are going to legislate the peons into eating exactly what they feel is best for us. While sending their own children to private schools with chefs preparing their lunches.
And this is the wife of the President. Not elected to anything by anyone. Demanding legislation to force TAXPAYERS to pay for unwanted programs for their children. Ponder that for a while, ok?
As my grandmother used to say to people meddling in other people’s personal lives and decisions: “Tend to your own knitting”.
Indeed. Maybe start with your husband, Mrs. Obama. There’s a pet project for you.