Skip to comments.White House Chef: ‘Obesity May be Our Nation’s Greatest National Security Threat’
Posted on 05/09/2012 8:28:41 AM PDT by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) A White House chef told health professionals on Monday that obesity endangers national security as well as peoples health and thats why he and many other people have embraced First Lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move campaign.
What motivates us is not just the fact that one in three Americans will have diabetes in their lifetime if we dont change course, but the impact that it is having on our economy, on our health care system or our kids ability to learn, Sam Kass said. Its not just the fact that obesity may be our nations greatest national security threat, although all those reasons are of vital importance, he added.
Kass was the personal chef for the Obama family before they moved into the White House. Hes now an assistant chef and food initiative coordinator at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
On Monday, at a Weight of the Nation event hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Washington, Kass said he and Mrs. Obama are dedicating the rest of our lives to the well-being of the next generation.
This is our lifes work, Kass said. The first lady dedicated her time and passion at the White House because this issue meant most to her as a mother and as an American.
Kass said Lets Move has made a difference since it was launched in February 2010.
On Feb. 9, 2012, marking the initiatives second anniversary at an event in Iowa, the first lady heard touching personal stories about how Lets Move had changed their lives, how theyre eating wholesome food and having fun moving, Kass said.
The energy of those 14,000 kids dancing and cheering for fruits and vegetables it was amazing reminds me of just how far weve come from those conversations around the kitchen table in Chicago to those first plants we put in the ground (at the White House), Kass said.
Ahead of Kass remarks, Mrs. Obama addressed the crowd by video: We are truly making a difference, but there is still "a long way to go, she said.
Hundreds of health professionals from the public and private sector attended the event, which included a wide range of sessions covering everything from food marketing to children, weight bias and discrimination, healthy hospital food and beverages, and a panel discussion on New Angles on Implementing a Healthy School Food/Nutrition Environment.
Perhaps he'll share his recipe for cooking dog with collard greens.
Actually, I think it’s all the fat heads in America that are our greatest security risk.
Liberalism is our greatest national security threat.
But wait....I thought global warming was our biggest threat.
Starvation and communism go hand in hand.
Where do these idiots come from? Worse yet are the idiots who believe their brain-dead propaganda.
Pack this Peckerwood up and ship his butt back to wherever he came from. If he was really into stopping obesity, he would have done something about FLOTUS’ chicken and waffles rear-end.
Our biggest security threat starts with an “O” alright, but it’s not Obesity...it’s Obama.
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I think the White House Chef has been staring at Michelle’s ass for too long......
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Kass was their personal chef prior to moving into the Whitehouse?
Why Obama, how positively Romney of you.....
Clearly Creating a large diversion across the nation so Obama’s failures are less in the public view...and perhaps a signal that Chris Cristie will not be a VP....
And the fact that he is sucking up to his employer had nothing, I repeat: nothing to do with it.
What happened to the generation of self help books and millions on exercise classes, equipment, etc that people only need to feel good about themselves and that being fat or thin did not matter?