Skip to comments.Mrs. Obama’s Back to School Message: ‘Exciting Changes’ in Cafeteria
Posted on 09/10/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Mrs. Obamas Back to School Message: Exciting Changes in Cafeteria By Elizabeth Harrington September 10, 2012
(CNSNews.com) First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a back to school message for children to inform them of the exciting changes to their lunchrooms this year, thanks to federally mandated healthy food choices now in effect.
In a video message taped outside the White House, which was featured on the Lets Move! blog last week, Mrs. Obama welcomed kids back to another year of learning, discovery, hard work and fun.
And today I want to tell you about some exciting changes that youll be seeing in your school cafeterias, she said. Starting this year, the talented people who cook the food at your school will be offering all kinds of healthy, delicious new choices. Foods that are good for you and that taste good, too.
These healthy foods are good for your body, theyll give you energy and make you stronger and theyre also good for your mind, Mrs. Obama said.
Studies show that when you eat healthy foods like fruits and vegetables that can actually help you pay attention in class and do a better job on your homework and tests.
And thats really what this is all about, she said.
Mrs. Obama also noted that both she and the president believe in the potential of our nations school children.
Its about ensuring that all of you have everything you need to learn and grow and succeed in school and in life because you all are the future of this country, she said of the healthy food choices. And I want you to know that I believe in you. Your president, President Obama believes in you, too.
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Sounds like the garbage cans in schools are going to be full of fruits and vegetables. Just say’n ;-)
“Don’t cry for me, Argentinaaaaaaaaa!!!”
>>It also, for the first time, gives the federal government the authority to regulate the food sold at local schools, including in vending machines.
During the signing ceremony for the law, Mrs. Obama said the federal government has a responsibility for what children eat at school. When our kids spend so much of their time each day in school, and when many children get up to half their daily calories from school meals, its clear that we as a nation have a responsibility to meet as well, she said.
We cant just leave it up to the parents, Mrs. Obama said.<<
If it wasn’t real, i would swear it was satire.
Where in the hell does this very overweight woman get the authority to mandate a damn thing to anyone other than her 42 personal hair/face/dress/body maids?
Howz' 'bout you shutting your mouth, Mooch-elle, and maybe get your illegal alien husband to stop smoking in our White House? That should keep you real busy.
The local high schoolers are allowed to go off campus. I drove by the other day at lunchtime, and it looked like the entire student body was headed to Subway, the pizza joint, or the local diner.
If I had kids in school, I would encourage them to sell candy bars and potato chips to other students. You know, instill the entrepreneur spirit in them young!
We’ll still have the square pizza I hope.
They are supposed to be excited about fruits and vegetables because the Big Controlling Mama is telling them to be?
2 points. First one, I hear our local public school cooks are m.a.d.. They have to document everything, they have to offer the veg or whatever of the day first and the child must take it to get the other items. I hear the grade schoolers receive 2 chicken nuggets and the high school 3 chicken nuggets. Most of the first choice goes into the...wait for it...Trash! #2-I told my wife the other day this all started when parents began putting their kids on the ‘free’ school bus some 60 to 70 years ago. So...we get what we wish for.
chew, chew, chew.... spit
What is healthy for one person is not necessarily heath for the next.
“Mrs. Obamas Back to School Message: Exciting Changes in Cafeteria.”
Not in your home city Michelle.
You’ve got to be kidding me. This is what the FLOTUS has to talk about while the teachers in her home town go on strike. Appearance ahead of performance on every level. That’s what this administration is all about.
Why is it up to the FedGov to decide what kids eat?
We need to dump the Dept of Education now.
Local high school has a chik-fil-a vendor and some other things
cool. buy a box of stuff and sell it at the locker.
These healthy foods are good for your body, theyll give you energy and make you stronger and theyre also good for your mind, .
My goats and pigs ate pretty well off this stuff last year.
>>Why is it up to the FedGov to decide what kids eat?<<
Today the schools, tomorrow parents’ refrigerators.
If they can summarily dispense with the 9th and 10th Amendments, the 4th (already on the ropes) is a breeze.
Sounds like they are going to eat well again this year. ;-)
Maybe she meant that all pork products will be removed from schools.
Dog will be served, though.
If ObamaCare can make you buy insurance, it can make you join a gym or make you buy the “right” foods
I loved the square pizza. With ketchup. lol
"Teens denied their favorite foods at school go on strike."
In high school I dont see how anyone could stand to eat in the cafeteria (this was mid 70’s) the stuff was truly awful.
Thank goodness for Jack in the Box and my 65 Chevy wagon.
Who’s “excited”? The kids or the food nazis?
I see many food fights on the horizon.
Our two kids came home from the second day pi$$ed! No more fries, no more tater-tots, no more pizza(death for them both),made to purchase a fruit. Wife will be making their lunches at their request, “I don’t care if it’s embarrassing” our h.s. junior told us. She also asked us for extra desserts to sell.
I see not much has changed. I graduated high school in '65. We rarely ate in the cafeteria. Couldn't stand the smell or the steamy environment. We used to run to the sweet shop a few blocks away every day, even during the winter, and buy our lunch. For $1.00, you could get a tuna sub, a bag of chips, a soda, and still have a nickel or two left for the juke box. Then we'd run our sorry asses back to class. Those were the days!!
Parents and kids in Texas schools are upset that there is hardly anything on the tray for the price they are paying and the kids are starving when they come home from school. One piece of pizza for a middle school boy just won’t cut it. Many are bringing their own lunches....until they are forbidden to do so because it will make the other prisoners unhappy.
How about the soggy bottom tacos? Yumm.
I went to our local high school the other night. I do not go there very often, but showed my son the ‘designated smoking area’ where smokers could go when I was in high school in the late 70s. On school property of course.
My grandson turned it into a little side business. Can’t wait to see what he does when he goes to college.
Chicago school bans some lunches brought from home
To encourage healthful eating, Chicago school doesn’t allow kids to bring lunches or certain snacks from home and some parents, and many students, aren’t fans of the policy
Great idea. Give the consumer what they want.
Our 6th grader told us the lunch lady yelled at him and his friends because they were laughing at all the apples in the trash can.
No more pizza!
He lived to 103.
He was also widowed at age 30 and despite a constant parade of younger, older and contemporary women; never remarried.
That could have had something to do with it. Sounds like a plan.
That idea has worked so well with teaching sex education, moral values, etc. Of course, this woman who can only boast a failed career as a lawyer and a job that she was able to get by being married to the right person is now qualified to make pronouncements about nutrition!
My husband is retired so he is at home in the afternoon and has started watching Dr. Oz. I have Monday afternoons off this semester, so I was home today while he was watching. I usually like Dr. Oz, and today's show was OK. It was the promo for tomorrow's show that got me. His guest will be - you guessed it - Michelle Obama, the nutrition expert. I sort of yelled at the TV that she is unqualified to make pronouncements about the nutritional needs of the family dog, much less about those of American school children!
Response: Yes. Monkey ribs and collard greens
What is healthy for one person is not necessarily heath for the next.You're exactly right. What did we do to deserve this administration? *sighs*
I had a great-great Uncle who thought that a healthy diet was eggs, rare beef, whiskey and tobacco
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Sounds about right...though I did voluntarily give up smoking and drinking etc.
When I eat out I tend to ignore the ones with “New Healthy Menu” offered, will go in and scoff at it and if I can’t get my red meat and taters will move on. Letting the waitri know she lost a decent tip...
Also try to avoid ANYTHING that has ‘green’ about it, I don’t just not go in, I let them know WHY I am not going in.
Gee, great to be a ‘geezer’ and be able to waste one’s time ‘picking’ on these fools....
“.....federally mandated healthy food choices now in effect.”
Stuff your “federally mandated” up your very ample butt.
I am the oldest of 6 brats. We were dirt poor and we ate well. WE didn’t need the government to mandate what we ate and WE didn’t take handouts. MY mother was actually a mother and MY parents actually RAISED us... they didn’t simply bring little people into the world and watch them grow into big people.
Somehow we all turned out good and have lead productive lives. None of us became homosexuals., perverts, prostitutes, meth moms, crack whores, criminals or willing slaves to the government.
ALL of us were patriotic and WE have always loved our country.
Somehow we made it and we never once thought it would be helpful to have some white hating Black cow telling us how to live or federally mandating a damn thing. No, WE did it ourselves... with hard work, love and the help of God.
The students in Chicago should listen to her, because the cafeteria is the only thing in their schools that is open.
It didn’t work for Jamie Oliver, when he took his Food Revolution to W. Virginia schools in “America’s most unhealthy city”(Huntington) and it won’t work for Mooshy Obama either, unless the kids get gently,uhhh, “coerced” in a myriad of subtle and not so subtle ways. Anyway, there should be plenty of “hopeful” numbers they can cite in the next 50+ days.
Even if it’s a total flop, with videos of kids fleeing the cafeteria in horror, or choosing their usual fare, it’ll be
called a success.Jamie was working as an individual, fighting tooth and nail for the tiniest successes, and was dreaming about getting a measly $80,000 to expand his program into a second school district. And Jamie Oliver really KNOWS something about food.