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Most Americans oppose Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act
The Daily Caller ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jeff Winkler

Posted on 12/18/2010 3:26:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A significant percentage Americans oppose the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama and signed into law by President Barack Obama signed on Monday.

Among other things, the $4.6 billion law allows the USDA to set nutritional standards for foods made and sold in schools; increases the number of children who qualify for school meal programs, and “sets basic standards for school wellness policies including goals for nutrition promotion and education and physical activity.”

According to a new Rasmussen poll, however, only 23 percent of those surveyed think the federal government should have a direct role in setting the nutritional standards for public schools.

As the act was pushed through Congress, both Michelle Obama and Nancy Pelosi stressed the need for the new regulations, saying that childhood obesity was not only a “economic threat,” but a “national security issue” as well. While recent polls show that Americans are concerned about issues of obesity in the country, 51 percent failed to see the threat to national security.

Preferences for federal intervention in childhood nutrition are more divided when factoring in race. A majority of whites, 34 percent, think parents and local governments should have the ultimate say in kids’ eating habits. Conversely, a majority 31 percent of blacks believe the federal government was capable of the decision.

Overall, however, 34 percent of respondents thought that parents should have the ultimate say in their child’s nutritional diet. Seventeen percent believed state and local governments, respectfully, know best when setting such standards.


TOPICS: Education; Food; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: butt0bama4billions; education; food; lardass; michelleobama; obama; reparations; unfunded4schools; wagya4only100lb; wagyabutt
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To: jmacusa

Hey! Dr. Phil has a diet book!! LOL


21 posted on 12/18/2010 4:19:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hey! Dr. Phil has a diet book. LOL’’ Oh my aching head. :-)


22 posted on 12/18/2010 4:23:18 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when do the American people not wanting it stop them?


23 posted on 12/18/2010 4:41:47 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Sacajaweau

Kids are now getting free breakfast before school now, too.


24 posted on 12/18/2010 4:56:56 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moochelle needs to look in the mirror before telling anyone else how to eat.


25 posted on 12/18/2010 5:48:10 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“this Bill will cost “4.5 billion” dollars. The money will be used to increase the “number of children in school lunch programs by 115,000.” “
She said during the campaign she was going to take care of her people. This bill should not surprise anyone.


26 posted on 12/18/2010 5:51:07 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: indylindy
""""" bill is largely an unfunded mandate. The bill will cost an extra 36 cents a child. The Fed govt. will only pay 6 cents per kid.""""""

This is what most are not catching, this will be a NEW TAX on all home owners in their property taxes.

Not sure if they can MANDATE the states to do this, hope not.

27 posted on 12/18/2010 6:11:07 PM PST by annieokie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A majority of whites, 34 percent, think parents and local governments should have the ultimate say in kids’ eating habits. Conversely, a majority 31 percent of blacks believe the federal government was capable of the decision.
Public school math?
28 posted on 12/18/2010 6:27:20 PM PST by Bob
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To: ElayneJ

Nobody cares what Americans think. They are our rulers.


29 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:48 PM PST by Venturer
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