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‘What is wrong with you?’ Michelle Obama savages Trump’s gutting of her legacy

Posted on May 13th, 2017 at 1:23 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


One of the former first lady’s signature legacies was an effort to reduce childhood obesity. Earlier this month, Donald Trump’s administration froze regulations that would cut sodium and increase whole grains served in school meals.


The 53-year-old demanded: “And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on? You know, now that’s up to moms. Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in. Take me out of the equation. Like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap. Why would you celebrate that? Why would you sit idly and be OK with that?

“Because here’s the secret: if somebody is doing that, they don’t care about your kid, and we need to demand everyone to care deeply about kids. That’s all we have. So we should be driving this and every elected official on this planet should understand: don’t play with our children. Don’t do it.”

  1. You go, girl.

  2. And here’s an “Obama plus kids twitter for you to follow and get you through all this

  3. But does anyone really eat the meals? There wasn’t any regulation of meals until recently and kids did just fine. How did the meals become an issue at all? If kids sit at video games and TV all day, there isn’t a chance in Hell that they will be healthy, irregardless of what they eat.

    I’m sure the meals are better in Europe, but so is the lifestyle (they seem to ride bikes everywhere).

    We try to cure society’s ills with regulations that don’t achieve much of anything. Regulate the banks and industry. I’m all for it, but the regulations in the schools hasn’t achieved anything. And can someone please get the horny teachers away from the kids?

  4. @will – I don’t think the kids did do just fine tho’. Obesity rates have skyrocketed in the last years and something really does need to be done. Since my tax dollars are paying for those meals I would like some thought given to the content and source of the food. More importantly, my kids and nieces and nephews should be fed better food at school. Seems like the driver here is 1) anything Obama did has to be bad, and even more 2) the food giants make more $$ by “crap” school menus.

  5. No offense, but I don’t think a minority of people should decide what everyone’s kids are eating. I just want them to eat. If a majority of the healthy meals are being thrown away, it ain’t working. More data is needed. Has anyone asked the kids?

  6. @will: Free education is about the only social program that can reliably lift people out of poverty. Giving poor kids decent food can’t be a waste.

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