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......
White House groundskeeper: Canadian thistles may be our nation's greatest security threat.
White House carpenter: dryrot is the enemy of the free world.
White House cleaning crew: hard water spots are sure to kill us all by next month.
White House electrician: 350 million people are killed every day because of improper grounding.
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?
He probably specializes in Fruit Loops.
Yet, she can't find a mirror in our White House big enough to show her how huge her posterior is! This woman is a big, fat disgrace! To think that she is carrying so much weight around and yet she finds time to tell us our kids are too fat. Why doesn't one of her 24 personal attendants (I don't think Marie Antoinette had that many) tell her what she looks like from the ass end?
But dare we even suggest cutting back on food stamps, or even ask how much recipients weigh?
Perhaps that's one of the reasons why they couldn't manage to pay off their school loans on an income of $500k per year.
Wow. I was not aware that ever muslim had vanished from the planet...........
This White House is our greatest national security threat this country has ever had!
the polite way Communists announce their intent to STARVE US?
I think you NAILED it, rawcatslyentist...
They had a Personal Chef BEFORE moving into the White House? MY how 1% of them.
They had a Personal Chef BEFORE moving into the White House? MY how 1% of them.
I think of myself as a human shield for the rest of you...
No, the people you are cooking Kobe beef for are the greatest national threat at present.
How could fat people be a “national security” threat? Are they going to block elevators or eat all our food or sink battleships. Maybe they will form their own interest group and threaten to squish us?
And yet what individual Americans eat or choose to serve their families, short of grilling their fellow Americans or other humanoid and quasi-humanoid types (Im thinking of the ________ wearing variety) on the barbecue, is none of the governments _______ business.
...and lobsters nationwide head for deeper water as word spreads Mooochele’s hungry
Apparently Industrial Light and Magic is complaining about the unfavorable comparison of one of the Star Wars characters to a certain lady...
Headline:First Lady in Scare.....Secret Service agents rushed to the side of the first lady today when six children hopped on top of her thinking they were catching the school bus as she tour their neighborhood. Mr Obama took several minutes out of his busy schedule to remove her red earrings and calm her down while escorting her back to Air Force One
He is right, A Fat Lazy populace is a security threat, especially when a large majority of the fat lazy people are sucking up the money in EBT cards that should be used to secure the borders and protect us from EMP attacks....
The fat and lazy are also a threat because they will sell national security down the river at the ballot box for the promise of free gubermint goodies....
He is right, just not in the proper context....
I guess Moochelle was just too tired to cook anything for her family after slaving all day at her $300,000 hospital job. Kass started his in home cooking business in 2007, and was probably recommended by Valerie Jarrett who knew him prior to the Obamas. Wonder if he's gay.
LOL. Uh, I hate to break it to you, but I suspect Michelle is going to drop this nonsense as soon as she leaves the White House.
I have been saying that for years.
Have you seen The Lovely Michelle lately? From the rear she looks like Rosey Grier. And she’s telling US what to eat? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
It would be nice if all of us who maintained a healthy weight were insulated from sharing the costs of those who do not. But that’s not the case. Insurance premiums, medical procedures, medications, doctor visits, all cost more for everyone because of the health care required by people who have obesity related issues.
We pay a share of the disability incurred by firefighters and EMT’s who injure themselves attempting to carry/haul/drag 400 lb. people out of their homes.
So although it’s tempting to make light of the whole issue, it bugs me that people who are obese are reaching into my wallet to subsidize their lack of self control.
I see nothing wrong with education, but do agree that mandates on what people can buy or sell is going too far.
obamas “personal chef” is now one of his national security advisors - O joy
Zealous liberal obama-butt kissing nutjobs like Sam Kass are the greatest threat to our national security
They are the enemy inside our gates, or at least the enemy’s useful tools
Some of their faces, names and agendas have been well hidden until they were umleashed on us by this administration
Sam come November, I hope you are CHOPPED and go home to making arugula cheeseburgers for moochelle