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Mrs. Obama’s Back to School Message: ‘Exciting Changes’ in Cafeteria
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Posted on 09/10/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Mrs. Obama’s 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 you’ll 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, they’ll give you energy and make you stronger and they’re 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 that’s really what this is all about,” she said.

Mrs. Obama also noted that both she and the president “believe” in the potential of our nation’s school children.

“It’s 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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Why don't the parents have this responsibility...........Oh wait, never mind. We're a nation of...........
1 posted on 09/10/2012 4:50:14 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like the garbage cans in schools are going to be full of fruits and vegetables. Just say’n ;-)


2 posted on 09/10/2012 4:57:47 PM PDT by doc1019 (Given my choices, I will not be voting this time around.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Don’t cry for me, Argentinaaaaaaaaa!!!”


3 posted on 09/10/2012 4:57:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver

>>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, it’s clear that we as a nation have a responsibility to meet as well,” she said.

“We can’t just leave it up to the parents,” Mrs. Obama said.<<

If it wasn’t real, i would swear it was satire.


4 posted on 09/10/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: Sub-Driver
federally mandated healthy food choices now in effect

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.

5 posted on 09/10/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


6 posted on 09/10/2012 5:01:40 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Sub-Driver; All

7 posted on 09/10/2012 5:03:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


8 posted on 09/10/2012 5:05:01 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sub-Driver

We’ll still have the square pizza I hope.


9 posted on 09/10/2012 5:06:54 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Sub-Driver
I feel sorry or kids today.

They are supposed to be excited about fruits and vegetables because the Big Controlling Mama is telling them to be?

Pure Orwell.

10 posted on 09/10/2012 5:09:37 PM PDT by what's up
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To: freedumb2003

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.


11 posted on 09/10/2012 5:10:25 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: Sub-Driver

chew, chew, chew.... spit


12 posted on 09/10/2012 5:12:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
Who exactly determines what a healthy diet is and then states that the diet is best for everyone. As a diabetic, my health improved and my glucose levels dropped dramatically when I got off of the government healthy diet. My system does better on a high protein and low card diet. Any processed grains totally jacks up my glucose levels, like white rice, processed flour and the such. I can handle a limited amount of unprocessed grains, but they tend be more expensive that the processed one.

What is healthy for one person is not necessarily heath for the next.

13 posted on 09/10/2012 5:12:36 PM PDT by SledgeCS (I will vote for Obama when he admits that his idea of a transparency means "You cannot see it")
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To: Sub-Driver

“Mrs. Obama’s Back to School Message: ‘Exciting Changes’ in Cafeteria.”

Not in your home city Michelle.


14 posted on 09/10/2012 5:12:49 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


15 posted on 09/10/2012 5:15:56 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: freedumb2003

Why is it up to the FedGov to decide what kids eat?

We need to dump the Dept of Education now.


16 posted on 09/10/2012 5:20:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Montanabound

Local high school has a chik-fil-a vendor and some other things


17 posted on 09/10/2012 5:22:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ilovesarah2012

cool. buy a box of stuff and sell it at the locker.


18 posted on 09/10/2012 5:22:35 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
"What you say to a child if you want to guarantee that they will NOT EAT something ?"

“These healthy foods are good for your body, they’ll give you energy and make you stronger and they’re also good for your mind,” .

19 posted on 09/10/2012 5:25:16 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: doc1019
Sounds like the garbage cans in schools are going to be full of fruits and vegetables. Just say’n ;-)

My goats and pigs ate pretty well off this stuff last year.

20 posted on 09/10/2012 5:25:45 PM PDT by SCalGal (Friends don't let friends donate to H$U$, A$PCA, or PETA.)
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To: GeronL

>>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.


21 posted on 09/10/2012 5:27:16 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: SCalGal

Sounds like they are going to eat well again this year. ;-)


22 posted on 09/10/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT by doc1019 (Given my choices, I will not be voting this time around.)
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To: SCalGal

Maybe she meant that all pork products will be removed from schools.
Dog will be served, though.


23 posted on 09/10/2012 5:28:55 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Be Brave! Be Brave! Be Brave!" -"War Horse")
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To: GeronL
chew, chew, chew.... spit

Baccha.

24 posted on 09/10/2012 5:30:36 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: freedumb2003

If ObamaCare can make you buy insurance, it can make you join a gym or make you buy the “right” foods


25 posted on 09/10/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: AndrewB

I loved the square pizza. With ketchup. lol


26 posted on 09/10/2012 5:37:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Sub-Driver
And in other news.....

"Teens denied their favorite foods at school go on strike."


27 posted on 09/10/2012 5:37:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Montanabound

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.


28 posted on 09/10/2012 5:38:18 PM PDT by Gasshog
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To: Sub-Driver

Who’s “excited”? The kids or the food nazis?


29 posted on 09/10/2012 5:39:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: doc1019

I see many food fights on the horizon.


30 posted on 09/10/2012 5:42:41 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


31 posted on 09/10/2012 5:46:50 PM PDT by jughandle
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"The local high schoolers are allowed to go off campus."

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!!

32 posted on 09/10/2012 5:50:24 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


33 posted on 09/10/2012 5:53:09 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: GeronL

How about the soggy bottom tacos? Yumm.


34 posted on 09/10/2012 5:53:24 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: Sub-Driver

35 posted on 09/10/2012 5:56:02 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1330 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: mass55th

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.


36 posted on 09/10/2012 5:57:25 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: ilovesarah2012

My grandson turned it into a little side business. Can’t wait to see what he does when he goes to college.


37 posted on 09/10/2012 6:04:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: txrefugee

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-04-11/news/ct-met-school-lunch-restrictions-041120110410_1_lunch-food-provider-public-school

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


38 posted on 09/10/2012 6:06:05 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Sacajaweau

Great idea. Give the consumer what they want.


39 posted on 09/10/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: taterjay

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.


40 posted on 09/10/2012 6:23:12 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: Sub-Driver

No more pizza!


41 posted on 09/10/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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I had a great-great Uncle who thought that a healthy diet was eggs, rare beef, whiskey and tobacco.

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.

42 posted on 09/10/2012 6:30:25 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: freedumb2003
“We can’t just leave it up to the parents,” Mrs. Obama said.

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!

43 posted on 09/10/2012 6:53:47 PM PDT by srmorton (Deut. 30 19: "..I have set before you life and death,....therefore, choose life..")
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Statement: "Mrs. Obama’s Back to School Message: ‘Exciting Changes’ in Cafeteria"

Response: Yes. Monkey ribs and collard greens

44 posted on 09/10/2012 7:02:22 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SledgeCS
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*
45 posted on 09/10/2012 7:04:48 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Sub-Driver
“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.”

46 posted on 09/10/2012 7:04:48 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: elkfersupper

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....


47 posted on 09/10/2012 7:26:04 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Sub-Driver

“.....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.


48 posted on 09/10/2012 8:08:12 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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The students in Chicago should listen to her, because the cafeteria is the only thing in their schools that is open.


49 posted on 09/10/2012 8:21:25 PM PDT by grundle
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


50 posted on 09/10/2012 9:19:17 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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