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First lady unveils [still more] tougher nutrition standards for school meals
The Hill ^ | January 25, 2012 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 01/25/2012 11:06:05 AM PST by Zakeet

First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday unveiled tougher nutrition standards that school meals will have to meet starting this year.

The new standards were required by the 2010 school nutrition bill that increased funding for school meals. The new regulations, according to the Department of Agriculture, will:

Congress weakened proposed Department of Agriculture nutrition regulations in the spending bills approved last month following intense lobbying from the frozen pizza and potato industries. But consumer groups still praised the final rules unveiled Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: control; flotus; foodnazis; foodpolice; homeschooling; michelleobama; mobama; nannystate; nutrition; publicschools; regulation; unions

You idiots should do as I say and not as I do!

1 posted on 01/25/2012 11:06:09 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

What a boatload. Keep wasting money on food the kids won’t eat.


2 posted on 01/25/2012 11:08:19 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Zakeet

so it;s alright for her to eat burgers, fries, ice cream, pork chops, fried food and have a wide load on the back end of her.

Hey MSM how about reporting the hypocrisy of this woman for a change only the dopes in the country still think hse is into nutrition.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 11:08:25 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Zakeet

Huh? Just who does this woman think she is?


4 posted on 01/25/2012 11:11:06 AM PST by KansasGirl (GO NEWT!)
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5 posted on 01/25/2012 11:11:22 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Zakeet

If this goes through there is money to made starting up a fleet of “Tasty Food Wagons” to post up near schools.


6 posted on 01/25/2012 11:11:35 AM PST by AU72
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To: Zakeet
They are purposely taking Protein out of the diets in order to wimpify the young boys.
7 posted on 01/25/2012 11:12:04 AM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Zakeet

“First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday unveiled tougher nutrition standards that school meals will have to meet starting this year.”

Since when does a FLOTUS have the ability bring about standards as law or requirements for funding. She is not a legislater, she is not an elected official. WTF!


8 posted on 01/25/2012 11:14:25 AM PST by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: tobyhill

My son refuses to eat the school food even tho it started a salad and pizza bar this week. He only eats high protein foods. Course as a football player he needs the additional protein in his diet for workouts.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 11:15:39 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Zakeet

Here’s a revolutionary & novel idea:

If parents are concerned about school cafeteria food quality, let THEM pack the kid a lunch. I don’t feed my daughter GMO or GE garbage, so I will be packing her lunch when she starts school

Whoops....I forgot. I’m too stupid to know how to parent my kid. It takes a village, er, government to do that. /s


10 posted on 01/25/2012 11:16:11 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: tobyhill

“They are purposely taking Protein out of the diets in order to wimpify the young boys”

Yes, and replacing it with soy protein, which is estrogenic & causes the feminization of boys. Ever notice all the dudes with moobs walking around??


11 posted on 01/25/2012 11:17:34 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: tobyhill

My son refuses to eat the school food even tho it started a salad and pizza bar this week. He only eats high protein foods. Course as a football player he needs the additional protein in his diet for workouts.


12 posted on 01/25/2012 11:17:55 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Bruinator

She misses her 300K pretend job, so they’re just tossing her a bone. One sinecure + another sinecure= 0


13 posted on 01/25/2012 11:18:05 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Zakeet
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14 posted on 01/25/2012 11:19:33 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Zakeet
Yeah, OK MO...


15 posted on 01/25/2012 11:20:59 AM PST by skimbell
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To: Zakeet

Micro-management at its worst.

The federal government is going to tell every school system (no matter how big or small) what they should feed kids for lunch. Like they are too stupid figure out that the should serve more fruits and vegetables and cook less with lard.

Is there any area of life where people will stand up and say “It doesn’t matter if the federal government has some good ideas in this area, it’s just not an area the federal government should get involved in.”


16 posted on 01/25/2012 11:22:59 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Zakeet

“She is not a legislator, she is not an elected official.” Nope, nor is she a Dietician. Zero Nutrition credentials. DEFUND this program!


17 posted on 01/25/2012 11:23:35 AM PST by Pat4ever
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To: Zakeet

She is an idiot. Whole grains are harder to digest and put more gluten into the bloodstream, affecting children’s feelings and behavior. Fat from healthy animals makes brains work better and keep the kids satisfied with their meals and less likely to eat junk. She is back in the old food pyramid days.

And children should bring their own lunches to school or pay for them there. Period. If a family cannot afford to pack a bag or have a few bucks for the kid’s lunch, let them apply to a private or religious charity. If it’s too easy to have kids and toss em into state taxpayer institutions, there is no need to wait til you are successful and married to have babies.


18 posted on 01/25/2012 11:24:20 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: surroundedbyblue

I have heard of a number of school systems that prohibit children from bringing lunch. You either eat the school provided lunch, or you don’t eat.

The justification is that is the only way to guarantee the children get at least one healthy meal a day.


19 posted on 01/25/2012 11:25:39 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Zakeet

Dr. Terry Wahls beat MS using the paleo diet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc


20 posted on 01/25/2012 11:26:16 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: edcoil
he needs the additional protein in his diet for workouts

You mean. . . he exercises? He burns off the calories he eats? Wow. Who'd have thought that could happen? I wonder if Michelle knows about this concept.

21 posted on 01/25/2012 11:40:38 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Yaelle

I went on a gluten free, low fat, no protien, no carbohydrate diet.

I’ve been dead seven weeks now.


22 posted on 01/25/2012 11:44:28 AM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: Lazamataz

:).

Eat paleo, Laz! You will find yourself feeling great, enjoying your food, throwing away your prescription to the little blue pills, and buying two small bathtubs for your back deck.


23 posted on 01/25/2012 11:46:54 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Brookhaven

Well, I hope our private school never pulls that crap. Or else we will be shopping for a new one.


24 posted on 01/25/2012 11:47:00 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: Zakeet

I don’t have a problem with good nutrition or even teaching people about healthy eating habits. I do have a problem with the arrogance of anyone deciding what someone else can or can not eat. Of course, any time you take money from someone, you become subject to the strings attached.


25 posted on 01/25/2012 11:52:37 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: BfloGuy

And, horrors of horrors he sits at a table and does his homework and sits at his computer playing video games.


26 posted on 01/25/2012 11:53:37 AM PST by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: Zakeet

I read that the Los Angeles Unified School District is looking at bringing back some of the original items since so many students refused to eat the food. Hugh amounts of untouched milk and ‘healthy food’ are going into the trash.

Also, there is a big ‘black market’ for “bad foods” at the LAUSD schools.

Let’s hear it for the students!


27 posted on 01/25/2012 11:54:07 AM PST by PDGearhead (Obama's lack of citizenship)
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To: Zakeet

Can I just eat my waffle?


28 posted on 01/25/2012 11:59:04 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Yaelle
Eat paleo, Laz!

Sure! Where can I pick up some Saber-Tooth Filets?

29 posted on 01/25/2012 12:04:05 PM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: Zakeet

More food will end up in the lunchroom garbage. More students will bring their lunch. More students will have a side business of selling cokes and candy.


30 posted on 01/25/2012 12:08:06 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Lazamataz

So sorry to hear of your demise. Why don’t you go back to eating like normal?


31 posted on 01/25/2012 12:20:28 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Brookhaven
I have heard of a number of school systems that prohibit children from bringing lunch. You either eat the school provided lunch, or you don’t eat.

That's because parents are too involved with their own lives to fight for their kids. It's very easy to get stupid rules changed. There wasn't a year that went by that I didn't hear of something ridiculous at 3:30 pm and have the school correct their stance by 8 am the next morning. A few well placed phone calls and you'd be amazed at how fast these bone heads will have a new vision on things.

32 posted on 01/25/2012 12:23:25 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Venturer

When the freak did she become an elected official who could unveil binding policies of any kind?


33 posted on 01/25/2012 12:29:50 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: tobyhill

They are purposely taking Protein out of the diets in order to wimpify the young boys.


And saturated fat and sodium are not a health problem for most kids. It’s the sugar and refined starch that makes them lethargic little blobs.


34 posted on 01/25/2012 12:32:47 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Bruinator

I know! The question shouldn’t be what people think of her “standards”, it should be who the heck is she to be enacting binding “standards” or “requirements” in the first place!


35 posted on 01/25/2012 12:33:32 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: tumblindice
Maybe she's yet another one of Zero's "czars", or "czarina", it's not like these two ghetto-fabulous upstarts don't think we have some kind of elective monarchy in this country! Yet another example showing that they understand nothing about America except how destroy her, and Zero's such a puppet he gets guidance on Soros to do that
36 posted on 01/25/2012 12:37:54 PM PST by mrsmel
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To: surroundedbyblue

Here’s a revolutionary & novel idea:

If parents are concerned about school cafeteria food quality, let THEM pack the kid a lunch.


Or take it up with the local School Board, or maybe the state.


37 posted on 01/25/2012 1:02:29 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Brookhaven

Like they are too stupid figure out that the should serve more fruits and vegetables and cook less with lard.


Actually, lard is incredibly healthy, assuming it hasn’t be made shelf stable like transfats.

Same for coconut oil. The kind you pay top dollar in a health food store (not the stuff the junk food industry uses because it’s cheap and stable) is fantastic, and tastes great.

Canola isn’t a godsend, but is so highly processed it rancid by the time it’s bottled.

I’ll take butter, olive oil, peanut oil, and fresh unprocessed lard, natural coconut oil or duck fat if I’m really fortunate.

It may sound insane, but some smart Freepers will be backing me up on all this.

Incidentally, I drink a little more than moderately (never while Freeping) and my doctor says healthwise I’m easily 10 years younger than my chronological age.


38 posted on 01/25/2012 1:08:37 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Author of BullionBible.com - Makes You a Precious Metal Expert, Guaranteed.)
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To: Beelzebubba

“It may sound insane, but some smart Freepers will be backing me up on all this.”

I’ll second you on that.....we are coconut oil, olive oil, & butter people at my house.


39 posted on 01/25/2012 1:19:24 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: Zakeet
what qualifies her to make these rules or laws??

She has NO medical training or degree, she is not nor has ever studied Nutrition to my knowledge..

I can see FLOTUS doing volunteer work, and assisting in helping charities but making LAWS...NO WAY

we didn't hire her nor is she on a salary with the Government, at least it isn't reported if she is...

send her back to south side Chicago...

40 posted on 01/25/2012 8:03:56 PM PST by haircutter
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To: Zakeet; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Nanny State PING!


41 posted on 01/27/2012 6:41:45 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


42 posted on 01/27/2012 7:08:41 AM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Zakeet
Where the F does the cretin get the power to tell anyone what to do? I'm series...
43 posted on 01/27/2012 9:19:06 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Lazamataz

Ah, another Breatharian bites the dust!


44 posted on 01/27/2012 9:24:46 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I have a suggestion for what she and her jug-eared stick man consort can eat but I will leave it to the imagination.


45 posted on 01/27/2012 1:30:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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