Skip to comments.Michelle Obama targets toddler diets
Posted on 06/09/2011 8:44:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama dropped in on lunch and circle time at a Washington child care center on Wednesday and used the occasion to announce a new national initiative to encourage child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits starting with the littlest Americans.
The first lady watched as toddlers ate a healthy lunch of fish, fruit and salad greens, did the bunny hop with youngsters in a P.E. class and clapped along with singing time at CentroNia, a bilingual child care center that stresses just the kinds of healthy practices that Mrs. Obama is trying to encourage.
The first lady said instilling good health habits through child care centers and home-based care can be "a real building block for an entire generation of healthy kids." She noted that more than half of obese children first become overweight before they reach their second birthday.
Mrs. Obama announced that 1,600 child care centers nationwide already have committed to standards that promote healthy eating, exercise and limited time in front of TV, computer and other screens. And she released a checklist that parents and child care centers can use to make sure they're hitting the right notes.
The first lady said child care centers run by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration and Bright Horizons, a private company that manages child care centers for many corporations, hospitals, universities and government agencies, all had signed on to the program.
She was joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Cartwright recalled that when his children were young, military child care centers were sometimes "just a corner of a hangar" without clear standards. Some 200,000 children use military child care centers daily.
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lets practice with Michelle first
AHHHHH! Make the incendiary rhetoric stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nanny State PING!
We MUST control them from cradle to grave.......we MUST control them from cradle to grave.......we MUST control them from cradle to grave..........
that is on their menu for lunch
Fugedabout Obama/Biden, Michelle for Empress!
I think she should first watch her husband’s diet. Two chili dogs and fries??????
>> child care centers
What is the cost of raising babies and children at home these days? Too much, I gather...
The kids did the bunny hop, she did the monster mash.
I am sorry, obviously healthy eating and exercising are good ideas, but this in no way makes up for Obama destroying kids’ future by borrowing the country into oblivion. The Obamas actions would seem to indicate that they hate America and America’s children. This diversionary do-gooding makes me sick.
SOMEBODY, PLEASE, MAKE THIS WOMAN GO AWAY. We cannot afford another couple of million bucks on new rules concerning the feeding of toddlers.
Methinks that Moochelle should just get off the diet of slurping down wallpaper paste, totally lodging in her butt, and get on with her life of wearing ugly/fugly chothes that we can all laugh at!
I am about ready to send a message to our “friends” who voted for the idiot....and ask them to send a message and TELL THE BEOTCH TO STOP! I have never wanted to wish my life away, but November 2012 cannot come too soon!