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White House Chef: ‘Obesity May be Our Nation’s Greatest National Security Threat’
CNS News ^ | 5/8/2012 | Penny Star

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 people’s health – and that’s why he and many other people have embraced First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

“What motivates us is not just the fact that one in three Americans will have diabetes in their lifetime if we don’t 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. “It’s not just the fact that obesity may be our nation’s 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. He’s 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 life’s 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 “Let’s Move” has made a difference since it was launched in February 2010.

On Feb. 9, 2012, marking the initiative’s second anniversary at an event in Iowa, the first lady heard “touching personal stories” about “how Let’s Move had changed their lives, how they’re 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 we’ve 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.”


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The lying marxist this idiot feeds is our nation's greatest threat!

Perhaps he'll share his recipe for cooking dog with collard greens.

1 posted on 05/09/2012 8:28:54 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Actually, I think it’s all the fat heads in America that are our greatest security risk.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 8:30:25 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: IbJensen

Liberalism is our greatest national security threat.


3 posted on 05/09/2012 8:32:07 AM PDT by lesko
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To: IbJensen

But wait....I thought global warming was our biggest threat.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 8:32:18 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: IbJensen
Is this the polite way Communists announce their intent to STARVE US?

Starvation and communism go hand in hand.

5 posted on 05/09/2012 8:32:33 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: IbJensen
"Obesity Obama may be our nation’s greatest national security threat"

fixed it

6 posted on 05/09/2012 8:33:04 AM PDT by twister881
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To: IbJensen

Where do these idiots come from? Worse yet are the idiots who believe their brain-dead propaganda.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 8:33:27 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: IbJensen

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.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 8:34:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: IbJensen

Our biggest security threat starts with an “O” alright, but it’s not Obesity...it’s Obama.


10 posted on 05/09/2012 8:34:46 AM PDT by FrankR
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White House Chef: ‘Obesity May be Our Nation’s Greatest National Security Threat’

sigh..what next..

"White House YardMan: 'Insect Infestation May Be Our Nation's Greatest National Security Threat'

12 posted on 05/09/2012 8:35:38 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: IbJensen

I think the White House Chef has been staring at Michelle’s ass for too long......


13 posted on 05/09/2012 8:35:46 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: IbJensen
White House Chef: ‘Obesity May be Our Nation’s Greatest National Security Threat’,

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.

14 posted on 05/09/2012 8:35:57 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: IbJensen

Kass was their personal chef prior to moving into the Whitehouse?

Why Obama, how positively Romney of you.....


15 posted on 05/09/2012 8:36:47 AM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: IbJensen

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....


16 posted on 05/09/2012 8:36:47 AM PDT by yoe
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To: IbJensen
People should be thinner in general. Okay. Should the government regulate what people eat? No. It's a rather strange fact that most of the human body is not human. Digestive systems alone are symbiotic bacterial soups. One size does not fit all as all human internal flora are unique.
17 posted on 05/09/2012 8:38:06 AM PDT by allmost
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and that’s why he and many other people have embraced First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign

And the fact that he is sucking up to his employer had nothing, I repeat: nothing to do with it.

18 posted on 05/09/2012 8:38:38 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: IbJensen

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?


19 posted on 05/09/2012 8:40:06 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: KarlInOhio
White House electrician: 350 million people are killed every day because of improper grounding.

Nice work.
20 posted on 05/09/2012 8:41:24 AM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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To: IbJensen

He probably specializes in Fruit Loops.


21 posted on 05/09/2012 8:42:44 AM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: IbJensen
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

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?

22 posted on 05/09/2012 8:42:57 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: IbJensen

But dare we even suggest cutting back on food stamps, or even ask how much recipients weigh?


23 posted on 05/09/2012 8:44:50 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: IbJensen
Kass: Man! Look at the SIZE of that thing she sits on! I can do something about that. Really, I can.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: nevergore
"Kass was their personal chef prior to moving into the Whitehouse?"

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.

25 posted on 05/09/2012 8:48:14 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: IbJensen

Wow. I was not aware that ever muslim had vanished from the planet...........


26 posted on 05/09/2012 8:49:06 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: IbJensen

27 posted on 05/09/2012 8:49:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1206 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: IbJensen

This White House is our greatest national security threat this country has ever had!


28 posted on 05/09/2012 8:50:18 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Worth repeating:

the polite way Communists announce their intent to STARVE US?

I think you NAILED it, rawcatslyentist...

30 posted on 05/09/2012 8:52:51 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1206 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Jay Santos CP

Shocking!


32 posted on 05/09/2012 8:54:30 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

They had a Personal Chef BEFORE moving into the White House? MY how 1% of them.


33 posted on 05/09/2012 8:55:07 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: IbJensen

34 posted on 05/09/2012 8:55:23 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

They had a Personal Chef BEFORE moving into the White House? MY how 1% of them.


35 posted on 05/09/2012 8:55:23 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

I think of myself as a human shield for the rest of you...

36 posted on 05/09/2012 8:56:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1206 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: IbJensen

No, the people you are cooking Kobe beef for are the greatest national threat at present.


37 posted on 05/09/2012 8:57:37 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: IbJensen

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?


38 posted on 05/09/2012 8:57:37 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: katana
Your post cleaned up in hopes of avoiding deletion:
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 (I’m thinking of the ________ wearing variety) on the barbecue, is none of the government’s _______ business.

39 posted on 05/09/2012 9:01:06 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1206 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: IbJensen

...and lobsters nationwide head for deeper water as word spreads Mooochele’s hungry


40 posted on 05/09/2012 9:03:33 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear; illiac; Venturer

Apparently Industrial Light and Magic is complaining about the unfavorable comparison of one of the Star Wars characters to a certain lady...


41 posted on 05/09/2012 9:06:11 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1206 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: SparkyBass
"Celery for the peons, cheeseburgers for my friends!"


42 posted on 05/09/2012 9:06:23 AM PDT by twister881
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To: null and void

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

43 posted on 05/09/2012 9:14:51 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: IbJensen

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....


44 posted on 05/09/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by GraceG
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"Kass was the personal chef for the Obama family before they moved into the White House. "

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.

45 posted on 05/09/2012 9:20:43 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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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.”

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.

46 posted on 05/09/2012 9:24:47 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: lesko

I have been saying that for years.


47 posted on 05/09/2012 9:28:07 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: IbJensen

Have you seen The Lovely Michelle lately? From the rear she looks like Rosey Grier. And she’s telling US what to eat? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


48 posted on 05/09/2012 9:29:39 AM PDT by pabianice
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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.


49 posted on 05/09/2012 9:29:41 AM PDT by randita
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To: IbJensen

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


50 posted on 05/09/2012 9:34:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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