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Feds Want Parents to Serve Healthy Food at Home
foxnews.com ^ | 10/3/12 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 10/03/2012 10:12:37 AM PDT by ColdOne

The federal government wants moms and dads to start serving meals at home that conform to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

The USDA urged parents to help reinforce the new school guidelines by providing similar meals at dinner time.

“We know that many parents are already making changes at home to help the whole family eat healthier,” the USDA wrote on their official blog. “We recommend reviewing school menus with kids at home and working to incorporate foods that are being served at school into family meals as much as possible

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; usda

1 posted on 10/03/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Now: We would like you to do it

Future: You will do it or be fined......woops,taxed.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 10:14:52 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: ColdOne

Uh oh. So what’s next? Michelle’s food nazi gestapo agents going house to house and inspecting what parents are feeding their kids. I wouldn’t doubt it one bit. This is who and what these people are, after all.


3 posted on 10/03/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: ColdOne

And how do they propose to monitor and enforce compliance? Eh, Comrade?


4 posted on 10/03/2012 10:17:33 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ColdOne

How about the bloated bureacracy go on a diet instead?

How about Barry and Michelle police what their family eats, and my wife and I will do police our family eats. It’s freedom.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 10:19:14 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: ColdOne

Let’s start by limiting items valid for EBT use to grains, vegetables, and fruit.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 10:19:42 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: TexasRepublic

They could always do what they did with light bulbs, etc.: ban the state unapproved items.

There would be a black market in Fritos.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 10:20:36 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: TexasRepublic
And how do they propose to monitor and enforce compliance? Eh, Comrade?

Nutritional compliance drones.

8 posted on 10/03/2012 10:20:56 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum: "I think, therefore I am armed".)
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To: ColdOne
Gee,in the 50's my parents didn't need advice from the government to do that.Beef,chicken,pork,lamb...fish on Fridays (Catholic),served with spinach,green beans,corn,carrots...plenty of milk,eggs for breakfast.

Were my parents so much smarter than some of those today? Or are "the most vulnerable among us" just lazy,stupid fools that look to DC for everything from food to cell phones?

9 posted on 10/03/2012 10:20:56 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: ColdOne

We hear and obey! How did we survive before big gubmint told us what to do?!!!


10 posted on 10/03/2012 10:24:32 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Let’s start by limiting items valid for EBT use to grains, vegetables, and fruit.

Add protein and milk to that and you've got a perfect list.No chips,no lobster,no beer,no lottery tickets,no crack.After about 5 years of such a policy we'll no longer have the fattest "poor" people on earth.

11 posted on 10/03/2012 10:25:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: ColdOne

MIND … YOUR … OWN … BUSINESS !


12 posted on 10/03/2012 10:26:00 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: TexasRepublic

Here’s where they could start, and get no argument from me: Limit food stamp purchases to those items that are acceptable for the “healthy lunch” program menus.


13 posted on 10/03/2012 10:29:15 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: ColdOne

now, when you have no job, because you live in the obamanation, while you are looking for food in the trash dumpsters behind restaurants and grocery stores, be very selective on what you pick up to feed your starving children.

big brother will hold you accountable. mooseshell will have a fit.

blessings, bobo


14 posted on 10/03/2012 10:29:23 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: ColdOne

This directive from the USDA is meant to be sent to those people who receive food stamps. Most of them spend lavishly on potato chips, candy and sugary drinks. Instead of making healthy nutritious meals for their children, they feed them nothing but junk food. These are Obamas people who need to be taught how to dress, eat and speak.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 10:31:56 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: ColdOne


16 posted on 10/03/2012 10:32:15 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: ColdOne

Soon will come rationing cards to make sure people only buy the “right” foods.


17 posted on 10/03/2012 10:32:23 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: TexasRepublic
And how do they propose to monitor and enforce compliance? Eh, Comrade?

Don't think they can't do it already.

Many newer televisions have built-in wifi. With the availability of wifi being so prolific and suspicions of back-doors being built into chipsets on most newer routers and modems, it should come as no surprise that they could monitor everything you do.

Think that camera attached your home desktop or on your phone is really turned off when you're not using it? How about the microphones in everything from your phone to your laptop to your Roomba? We've accepted technology with every fiber of our being, and as such, we've accepted the risks of being monitored by that technology that we THINK we control.

18 posted on 10/03/2012 10:33:11 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: ColdOne

I’m trying to comply. Just this morning I had some thick backstrap fried rare in bacon grease and three eggs and toast.


19 posted on 10/03/2012 10:34:31 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Ignorance is bliss- I'm stoked)
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To: rarestia
Think that camera attached your home desktop or on your phone is really turned off when you're not using it?

Mine is. I have a plastic cover that goes over the lens when I'm not using it.

20 posted on 10/03/2012 10:39:37 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: ColdOne

>“We know that many parents are already making changes at
> home to help the whole family eat healthier,” the USDA
> wrote on their official blog.

How, exactly, do they know this?


21 posted on 10/03/2012 10:41:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: ColdOne

“The federal government wants moms and dads to start serving meals at home that conform to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.”

Given present trends, how long before the Feds begin prosecuting?


22 posted on 10/03/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: XenaLee

WiFi cameras inside the fridge. RFID tags on everything in the pantry. It’s all in the technology.


23 posted on 10/03/2012 10:45:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne
We enforce what people can afford to buy by taxing foods at different rates. If you want a bag of chips, pay a $10 surtax; peanut butter at $5 a jar. Tax what you don't like into oblivion as determined by Michelle Obama.
24 posted on 10/03/2012 10:49:25 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: XenaLee

May be a good reason to NOT use a shopping card and only use cash for purchases. IF these gestapo-lites are doing this to the schools now, wait until they control ALL of your health care next year.They’ll be having home food pantry inspections. The “prepper” stash won’t be for survival it will be filled with the goodies. Hide the good stuff. ;)

Mark my words (now I sound like Rush)...IF “they” are in control “they” will put a major tax on the “good stuff.”


25 posted on 10/03/2012 10:49:34 AM PDT by madison10
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To: MasterGunner01

We know how these people roll, don’t we? ;)


26 posted on 10/03/2012 10:51:29 AM PDT by madison10
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To: ColdOne

Freedom? Are you joking?

27 posted on 10/03/2012 10:51:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: ColdOne

these people are insane!


28 posted on 10/03/2012 10:52:48 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: ColdOne
BULL... they want the power to control what people serve their children and themselves... and they will do it through obamacare.

LLS

29 posted on 10/03/2012 10:55:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: ColdOne
Honey, yo' new BBQ recipe is fantastic!

These the best dog ribs I evah did eat!


30 posted on 10/03/2012 10:56:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: ColdOne

Dear Leader will create a nation system of block captains to visit in the neighborhoods to see who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Probably will get the kids trained at school enough to rat out their parents too!

I HATE Commmiecrats! They are anal-retentive, control FREAKS who will take everything you have to buy votes with!


31 posted on 10/03/2012 10:57:23 AM PDT by texson66 (In the words of Kent Brockman, "As for myself, I welcome our new commie overlords...")
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To: ColdOne

Tonight, we’re going to have hot dogs, Fritos, chocolate cake and Pepsi for dinner to celebrate the call of the federal government for healthier food.


32 posted on 10/03/2012 10:58:30 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: ColdOne

Meddle with our cubs’ lunch at your own risk, big brother. I always packed my kids’ lunch, and if they lived at home now, I would certainly do so. That menu isn’t as bad as the old food pyramid, but it isn’t that much better, either.

As one who doesn’t eat processed food and such unless starvation is imminent, there doesn’t appear to be enough fresh meat (protein/brain food) in that new cafeteria diet. The veggies and fruit are fine as long as they are fresh, but it seems a bit heavy on the whole grains/carbs for my liking-any way you serve it, too many carbs=too many pounds.


33 posted on 10/03/2012 11:02:08 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TexasRepublic
And how do they propose to monitor and enforce compliance? Eh, Comrade?

With technology the Soviets never even dreamed of.

I posted this thought a long time ago but it seems I may not have been too paranoid.

The Government, under the rubric of Obamacare, will issue cards similar to SNAP or TANF for our food purchases. Under the guidelines of our wonderful Government doctors every month our food allowances will be placed on the card and then we will have to swipe those cards at the registers of the food markets/grocery stores whenever we purchase. You will not be allowed any food/snack purchase beyond what is placed on the card.

With the technology this Country could afford and develop when we were free the Government can rule every single aspect of our lives. Something the Soviets could not even dream of.

34 posted on 10/03/2012 11:18:25 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: ColdOne
Vegetable Calories
Vegetable Serving

Asparagus raw, 4 medium spears, 2oz 11
Beans, Kidney boiled, 1/2 cup, 3oz 108
Broccoli 1 cup chopped, 3oz 35
Cabbage 1 cup shredded, 5oz
Carrots 1 cup chopped 52
Cauliflower 1 cup chopped, 3.5oz 23
Celery 1 cup chopped, 3.5oz 14
Corn (kernels) 1/2 cup kernels, 3.5oz 354
Corn on cob 1 large ear, 5.5oz 140
Cucumber 1/2 cup slices (with skin), 2oz 7
Lentils 1/2 cup boiled, 3.5oz 115
Lettuce (iceberg) 1 cup shredded, 1.9oz 8
Mushrooms 1/2 cup pieces, 2.5oz 20
Onion 1/2 cup chopped, 3oz 36
Peas 1/4 cup, 1.5oz 36
Peppers (bell or sweet) 1 cup sliced, 3.2oz 18
Potatoes 1 potato, baked with skin, 7oz 255
Pumpkin 1/2 cup mashed, 4oz 23
Spinach 1/2 cup, 3oz 20
Sweet potato 1 cup, baked, with skin, 7oz 180
Tomato 1 tomato, raw, 2.2oz 11
35 posted on 10/03/2012 11:25:07 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Mine was applewood-smoked ham and 2 pieces of home-made apple cobbler. And a big glass of chocolate milk to wash it down with :)


36 posted on 10/03/2012 11:29:50 AM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: Texan5

Absolutely we eat too much carbs...fruits vegetables and healthy meats and fats make us healthy.

the irony of all this is that it’s the feminist agenda that has contributed to obesity and poor nutrition of america’s children.

girls used to watch their mothers cook to learn how to make healthy and delicious meals for their families but liberal feminists have convinced women that being in the kitchen is akin to slave labor and should be avoided at all costs

if more women were home cooking meals then american children would be else obese

that being said.. I don’t want michelle O in my kitchen telling me what to cook. when was the last time she made a homemade meal from scratch? oh that’s right she has the white house kitchen staff...


37 posted on 10/03/2012 11:33:39 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: OldMissileer

“You will not be allowed any food/snack purchase beyond what is placed on the card.”

For that matter, a card would not be needed. A simple tattoo on the hand or forehead would do. /666


38 posted on 10/03/2012 12:24:34 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: ColdOne

A better option would be limiting the food available for purchase with food stamps / SNAP to healthy items. For example, you can buy milk, bread, peanut butter, peas and potatos - but no Little Debby snack cakes, milk shake drinks or lobster.
You’d force lots of people to eat healthy, and it’s been an incentive to get off the dole.


39 posted on 10/03/2012 1:06:14 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: TexasRepublic
And how do they propose to monitor and enforce compliance? Eh, Comrade?

Mandatory body fat measurements, weigh ins and recruitment of stool pigeon children at school.

40 posted on 10/03/2012 1:39:28 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: TexasRepublic

16,000 MORE IRS agents... with guns.


41 posted on 10/03/2012 1:40:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: tbw2

But the fascist regulations wouldn’t be enforced on the people you’re referring to.

They are already under control. The point is to control those who don’t want to be controlled.


42 posted on 10/03/2012 1:42:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ColdOne

If you use a store discount card or a credit/debit card, then they know what you eat. With facial recognition, they probably know what you eat even if you’re using cash.

I suggest everyone wear disguises that hid your eyes and eyebrows, the corners of your nose, and the corners of your mouth (Groucho Marx glasses). Only use cash. Keep your cards and credentials in metal containers. Park your car around the corner.

Sounds paranoid I know, but people don’t understand how much data mining is happening NOW. The feds just have to tap into the existing marketing databases and security camera systems, for the sake of homeland security of course.


43 posted on 10/03/2012 3:16:27 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: ColdOne
The federal government wants moms and dads to start serving meals at home that conform to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Parents want the federal government to start balancing their budget in a way that conforms to the Debt-Free Dave Ramsey plan.

44 posted on 10/03/2012 3:35:30 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Born to Conserve

I’d like to be able to say you’re paranoid, but I can’t. I don’t think most of us have an inkling of the amount of data gathered on each and every one of us.


45 posted on 10/03/2012 4:09:04 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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