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Posted on 03/08/2013 3:29:13 PM PST by jazusamo
Full title: First Lady: Imagine an America Where Kids Beg for More Fruits, Vegetables It is Possible To Create This World!'
(CNSNews.com) First Lady Michelle Obama said she can imagine an America where businesses promote the healthiest options so children will be begging and pleading for fruits and vegetables, adding that it is possible to create such a world.
I mean, just think for a minute what this country could look like, Mrs. Obama said at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit on Friday at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Imagine walking into any grocery store in America and finding the healthiest options clearly marked and centrally placed so that you know within seconds whats good for your family when you walk in that store, Mrs. Obama said. Imagine opening up a menu in any restaurant and knowing exactly what items will give your family the most nutrition for your hard-earned dollar.
Imagine our kids begging and pleading, throwing tantrums to get you to buy more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, Mrs. Obama said.
Yes, this is possible, Mrs. Obama said. It is possible to create this world!
Mrs. Obama praised corporations like Walmart, Disney and Darden Restaurants for marketing healthier foods to children.
She also touted the launch of Lets Move Active Schools, a $70 million initiative to promote physical activity and bring physical education back to our schools, Mrs. Obama said.
Our kids likely will be begging for any type of food in the economy we’ll have by 2016.
never had a bigger fruit in the white house...
Yep...try North Korea.
I imagine a world where we are the USA, not the USSA.
Strange, in my house that is exactly what happens. I usually have to throw away at least half of any birthday cake after a week. The kids have come to blows when someone eats all of the cucumbers and doesn’t save any for anyone else.
And it didn’t take the government to make it happen.
She can say this stuff with a straight face while sporting an a$$ that’s as big as a freight train?
Isn’t that the truth!
Amen...It takes a caring family.
Just like a Dickens orphanage with little kids begging for more food.
This woman is an affirmative-action idiot.
Imagine a country where the first lady wants kids to be beggars!!
Imagine an America where a first lady’s only pride in being American is when her communist husband takes power.
Hard to believe it. But it’s true. And very sad
While I can certainly imagine a world where kids beg to eat vegetables, I do not know of one child that would do just that, except for those children that are shown on children charity advertisements, where the hosts are begging for cash.
“Stupid, delusional and marxist is no way to go thru life”
h/t Dean Wormer
She should try to imagine what it would be for her not to toss down a dozen lobsters and 10 pounds of wagyu.....
Imagine how good our economy can be when the Obamas stop trying to social engineer everything!
Actually, I'm pretty much in favor of trying to find ways to get people to eat healthier. There are a lot of benefits for society, and for individuals, from eating healthy food instead of junk, such as lower medical bills. For taxpayers, that could mean less money spent on stuff like Medicaid.
We probably shouldn't be subsidizing any farmers. But if we can't stop the farm-subsidy gravy train, why not shift the subsidies to the ones that grow vegetables and fruits? Or give them tax breaks, or something.
Part of the reason why people don't buy healthy food is that it's more expensive than the junk.
Leave Michelle alone! Hey! She’s merely fantasizing about taking little kids’ food, like her heroes in the Ukraine did in every book in her library. /sarc
Food, Glorious Food
I chose one that wasn’t as horrifying as they come. Sorry to offend.
But the totalitarian state the 0bamas envision would ultimately result in exactly those pictures.
See Ukraine, Siberia, China, Cambodia, North Korea, etc.
When my kids (and other kids used as photo props) are off limits to her meddling, then I will refrain from commenting on how she raises hers. The kids are brought out as photo props when needed ... and I have never seen them tucking into vegetables.
Because they’re starving to death?
Channeling a little ‘Eva’ there aren’t Michelle?
corn syrup is the enemy
corn is a veggie
regular sugar is much healthier than corn syrup but the government makes sugar in the US artificially expensive
stupid government tricks
The list, Ping
Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list
then gee, why not stop taking food stamps for junk food?
hmm, because of riots maybe
an awful lot of us have seen that abuse occurring
Ditto what you said.
> ...fruits, vegetables and whole grains...
She didn’t mention legumes, nuts and seeds.
Come to the conclusion she is as freaking nuts as she is.
sorry, “as HE is”.
If I ever threw a tantrum in a store as a child, I probably would not have made it out alive.
How appropriate: the black horse of the apocalypse represents famine.
This person, Michelle Obama, is not someone I want my children to emulate. I think she/he is an offensive and unattractive human.
Why she/he thinks she/he knows more about parenting than I do is offensive.
I bet he/she does not even raise her/his own children or feed them herself/himself.
Step off Michelle Obama.
That graphic is a hoot and sums up her thinking precisely (going by some of her past statements).
Hey, I saw that Hidden Valley Ranch commerical too!
Imagine a country without democrats.
Be assured these kids who are being forced to eat the moochers food at school, get home and gorge themselves with real kid stuff. This is a joke and it is what Americans get for taking federal school money, thus allowing them to dictate their agenda.
Please Mrs. Mooch. Could we have a wee
bit of your daughters leftover scraps?
Everybody knows that arugula is the #1 cause of obesity, silly.
Now there's an idea.
Preach it, brother!