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First Lady Credits School Cafeteria Programs for Bolstering National Security
CNS News ^ | 3/1/2010 | Penny Star

Posted on 03/02/2010 7:03:06 AM PST by IbJensen

CNSNews.com) – First lady Michelle Obama said at the School Nutrition Association Conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday that individuals who work in school cafeterias across the country not only educate and feed children, but help to strengthen national security.

“Every day, with the food you serve, you're teaching them these critical lessons about nutrition and healthy eating,” Obama said. “You're shaping their habits and their preferences, and you're affecting the choices that they're going to make for the rest of their lives.”

She said the responsibility of feeding 31 million children through school food programs at the nation’s public schools means that food workers are shaping the future of this country. She noted that the National School Lunch Program was started under President Harry S. Truman “after World War II, back when one of the most common disqualifiers for military service was malnourishment, if you can believe that.”

“And that's why President Johnson later in 1966 expanded the program to include school breakfasts and meals at preschools because, as he put it, he said that ‘good nutrition is essential to good learning,” Obama said.

“So whether it's national security, education or child hunger, for decades we've looked to you for help in achieving our most urgent national priorities,” said the first lady.

Obama’s speech is part of the “Let’s Move” campaign that she launched last month to end childhood obesity. The program has several elements, including educating parents about nutrition, partnering with states and local school districts to bring healthier meals to school cafeterias, and enlisting celebrity athletes to promote the campaign.

A task force made up of cabinet secretaries and senior Obama administration officials has 90 days to come up with more recommendations, Obama said.

The “Let’s Move” campaign also aims to eliminate “food deserts” with the $400 million a year Healthy Food Financing Initiative, which will bring grocery stores to communities without them and “help” convenience stores already in those neighborhoods offer healthier food choices.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cluelessindc; democrat; democrats; homeschoolingisgood; idiotalert; lunch; lunchprogram; michelleobama; mrsobummer; nationalsecurity; obama; obesity; publicschools; schoolcafeteria; schoollunch; schoollunchprogram; stuckonstupid
I'm not sure if Ms Obama understands it's not the ladies in the lunchline with the scowl and surly looks on their faces slopping the mac and cheese onto the starving emaciated little fat kids' trays who determine what the lunch menu is. Rather, it's the government bureaucrat with the scowl and surly look that determines what the kids will eat.
1 posted on 03/02/2010 7:03:06 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Like her husband, she is thoroughly UNCLEAR ON THE CONCEPT of national security. What drivel.


2 posted on 03/02/2010 7:04:46 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: IbJensen

she’s lecturing us when her own husband’s press secretary is making excuses for barry chowing down too many cheeseburgers and pies?

go home and cook, meshell


3 posted on 03/02/2010 7:05:11 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: IbJensen

I was seriously thinking this was a satire thread.

It should be.


4 posted on 03/02/2010 7:06:18 AM PST by dforest
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To: IbJensen

5 posted on 03/02/2010 7:07:45 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: IbJensen

“free breakfast” at school feedings is often pop tarts sweet cereal and flavored milk, all purchased by gubmint bureaucrats with gubmnint money

I used to feed my son at home so he wouldnt eat so much of the “free” junk food they served every kid for breakfast- or send in some fresh fruit for the class to share

yes every kid in Title One school got ‘free breakfast” so no one would be stigmatized


6 posted on 03/02/2010 7:08:24 AM PST by silverleaf
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To: IbJensen
“Every day, with the food you serve, you're teaching them these critical lessons about nutrition and healthy eating,” Obama said. “You're shaping their habits and their preferences, and you're affecting the choices that they're going to make for the rest of their lives.”
I can't tell you how much better the food and nutritional advice I got from my government school was than the stuff my mom cooked at home. why even today I long for cold tater tots and hamburgers that taste like old baloney.
7 posted on 03/02/2010 7:08:48 AM PST by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: La Lydia

I will disagree with you. When we had mass conscription in WW2, it was found that a majority of American Males of conscription age were malnourished. The causes are up for argument.

Our young men today are out of shape, fat, and not prepared for all things military (ie lack of team work). That’s a National Security issue, not the cooks in our schools.


8 posted on 03/02/2010 7:09:17 AM PST by downwdims (It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority)
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To: IbJensen

I got the e-mail below from greatschools.com the other day. I sent them a nastygram back; but, unfortunately, the e-mail address was unmonitored so probably no one read it. Their e-mail really cheesed me off.

National School Lunch Program of cafeterias and coffers

What program subsidizes free and low-cost meals to more than 31 million U.S. children? If you guessed the National School Lunch Program, you’re right. But did you know it also plays a crucial role in school finance?

The more students who enroll in the program, the more government money your school can receive to help low-achieving children. In some schools, not all eligible students are correctly enrolled, which can mean less federal aid for those schools. Find out what percentage of students at “blank” are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.


9 posted on 03/02/2010 7:10:18 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: IbJensen

The liberals truly are stupid.

Blathering inconsequential, feel-good, do-nothings and touting them as something greater than they are is just such a simplistic mental construct that it’s disheartening to know they are in power.

The Mobamite is so representative to liberalism’s superficial thought.


10 posted on 03/02/2010 7:12:31 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: IbJensen

I went to a Catholic school in the 1960’s when they served real food. The nuns would check your tray as you left and send you back to the table to finish anything you left (usually vegetables)

Some of the scariest moments of my life were walking past the nuns with my empty milk carton filled with peas.


11 posted on 03/02/2010 7:13:56 AM PST by almcbean
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To: IbJensen

Lunch Lady Land

12 posted on 03/02/2010 7:22:40 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: IbJensen

When will our children get arugala and wagyu beef ($100/lb) like Barry, Michelle and their nits enjoy on a daily basis?


13 posted on 03/02/2010 7:26:22 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin & it won't be from Gaza, Kosovo or Nigeria!!)
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To: IbJensen

The same government that labels ketchup a vegetable.


14 posted on 03/02/2010 7:26:28 AM PST by kiltie65
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To: almcbean

My wife would disgree with you on the real food comment, she doesn’t consider fish sticks and tuna to be real food


15 posted on 03/02/2010 7:28:41 AM PST by sticker
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To: IbJensen

The mushrooms that are being served at The White Crib must be potent.


16 posted on 03/02/2010 7:28:54 AM PST by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: kiltie65
Hey, watch it Kiltie!

It was RWR who claimed that ketchup was a vegetable and he was partially correct.

17 posted on 03/02/2010 7:34:24 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: downwdims

Amazing how those malnourished troops managed to defeat Hitler. Interesting that you are using the same argument that was deployed to socialize Great Britain during the first half of the 20th century. Harold MacMillan (in The Blast of War) at one point observed how much bigger and better nourished American troops were than British troops. Nutrition is important, but it is an individual, not a government, responsibility.

http://www.socialismtoday.org/120/nhs.html


18 posted on 03/02/2010 7:38:16 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: IbJensen

The first wookie needs to lay off the crack pipe.


19 posted on 03/02/2010 7:40:46 AM PST by Jackknife (Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth, and boils his water with his rage)
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To: IbJensen

One day in the cafeteria the “Cheese Surprise” was so bad that we threatened the manager that we would turn him upside down and plunge him into the garbage can filled with it if he ever “Surprised” us again.

And we weren’t students; we were faculty.

(Those were the days.)


20 posted on 03/02/2010 7:43:01 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Most university "science" amounts to squandering tax dollars in unoriginal ways.)
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To: IbJensen

I actually support her efforts. school lunches at least in my state and county, are beyond gross and set a bad example for nutritional habits. If we’re going to be subsidizing this crap, we might as well be encouraging some healthy eating. I think as former hospital administrator she might consider looking there too. Children’s hospital in DC, which has superior medical care, offers SICK children the worst kind of garbage food. My daughter was there last year for a few days, and we ended up bringing food in to her.


21 posted on 03/02/2010 7:55:27 AM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: IbJensen

22 posted on 03/02/2010 7:56:16 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: IbJensen

So in other words, school lunches are fattening up our kids so that Obama can draft them later.


23 posted on 03/02/2010 7:58:05 AM PST by Redcloak (Messin' up threads since 1998)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know about wagu beef but arugala salad is on the March lunch menu for Sidwell Friends School.


24 posted on 03/02/2010 8:55:41 AM PST by Albertafriend
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Isn't Obama setting a fine example constantly stuffing his pie hole with fast food?

God, what a disgusting ugly face.

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You can tell he thinks he's cute. Looks like the village idiot.

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How much of that hamburger is he trying to stuff in his face?

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Look at the size of that spoonful of food- and dripping. Pig. Seen pics of Big Mo eating the same way. No manners at all.

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Look at 'ol 'James Brown' Voodoo mother-in-law over there stuffing her pie hole!

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Talking with his lying mouth full

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Maybe Big Mo should start with herself. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

How about Obama's Surgeon General:

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Or family friend Orca:

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'We gonna need a bigger umbrella'

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25 posted on 03/02/2010 9:20:47 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

These nobamas are NUTS. Does anyone really listen to the drivel they spout? They epitomize “movin’ on up”. I can’t wait until they are “movin’ on out”.


26 posted on 03/02/2010 9:24:45 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: Katya

Place your daughter’s carefully made lunch in a paper bag!


27 posted on 03/02/2010 11:57:48 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: patriot08
Obummer could probably shove an entire pack of cigarettes into his cave of mouth.

Obummer, like many African chieftans like mamas with broad backsides.

He fails to recognize, however, that crack kills!

28 posted on 03/02/2010 12:00:56 PM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: patriot08

29 posted on 03/02/2010 12:02:40 PM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: IbJensen

“help to strengthen national security”? Is she out of her freakin’ mind? Mo knows even less about national security than she knows about eating healthy foods or maintaining a healthy weight herself.


30 posted on 03/02/2010 12:11:48 PM PST by Pat4ever (2010-Flip the Congress!)
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To: Albertafriend

You make my point for me. It’s been widely reported in the press that Wagyu beef at around $100/lb. is a common feature at the Obama’s table. “Let them eat spam...”


31 posted on 03/02/2010 1:09:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin & it won't be from Gaza, Kosovo or Nigeria!!)
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FOX NEWS.com: "CYBERATTACKS REPORTEDLY TRACED TO COMPUTERS IN CHINESE SCHOOLS" (Updated February 18, 2010) (Read More...)


WORLD TRIBUNE.com (Special from Geostrategy-Direct.com): Washington - "SYRIA CULTIVATING STRATEGIC TIES WITH VENEZUELA" (SNIPPET: "Western intelligence sources said Venezuela has become a key way-station for Iranian weapons deliveries to Hizbullah and Syria.") (February 17, 2010) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Fars, Iran, February 16, 2010"): "AHMADINEJAD WARNS OF IRAN'S CRUSHING RESPONSE TO NEW SANCTIONS" (Posted February 16, 2010) (Read More...)

THE MEMRI BLOG.org ("Source: Fars, Iran, February 16, 2010"): "IRAN TESTS NEW GENERATION OF CENTRIFUGES" (Posted February 16, 2010) (Read More...)


MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch 2810: "CHILD PREACHER DELIVERS A SPEECH ON CHILDREN'S LOVE OF MARYRDOM ON EGYPTIAN TV: 'My Mother Has Presented Me as a Gift to Allah This Year'" (SNIPPET: "In the program, Abd Al-Fattah Marwan -- himself a child -- recounts that the boy smiled in his sleep when he dreamt that he would be martyred the next day.") (February 16, 2010) (Note: Videos included.) (Read More...)

FOX NEWS.com: "AL QAEDA LOOKING TO RECRUIT ENGLISH SPEAKERS, WOMEN" (SNIPPET: "Al Qaeda in Yemen is actively recruiting English-speaking individuals, intelligence officials told Fox News on Monday, saying that investigators are looking for people who are more like Americans, having been born in the United States or Canada." SNIPPET: "Cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is considered the top "talent spotter." He is tied to three of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers, the Fort Hood shooting and Flight 253, which carried Abdulmutallab.") (Updated February 15, 2010) (Read More...)
WASHINGTON TIMES.com: "U.S. HUNTS FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING BOMBERS" by Eli Lake (SNIPPET: "U.S. officials told The Washington Times that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, facing charges as a would-be suicide bomber, revealed during recent cooperation with the FBI that he met with other English speakers at a terrorist training camp in Yemen.") (February 15, 2010) (Read More...)
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WHITEHOUSE.gov: "Briefing Room" (Read More...)

WHITEHOUSE.gov: "Issues" (Read More...)

WHITEHOUSE.gov: "Presidential Actions" (Note: Includes Executive Orders, Proclamations, & Memos) (Read More...)



32 posted on 03/04/2010 2:55:03 AM PST by Cindy
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