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First Lady: ‘Imagine’ an America Where Kids Beg for ‘More Fruits, Vegetables’ – ‘It is Possible...
CNSNews ^ | March 8, 2013 | Penny Starr

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 what’s 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 “Let’s Move Active Schools,” a $70 million initiative “to promote physical activity and bring physical education back to our schools,” Mrs. Obama said.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fruits; michelleobama; vegetables
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I'm too busy trying to imagine a White House without the Obama's.
1 posted on 03/08/2013 3:29:13 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo
‘Imagine’ an America Where Kids Beg for ‘More Fruits, Vegetables’ – ‘It is Possible...

Yeah, its happening somewhere in Africa pretty much all the time.
3 posted on 03/08/2013 3:31:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jazusamo

Our kids likely will be begging for any type of food in the economy we’ll have by 2016.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 3:31:27 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: silverleaf

never had a bigger fruit in the white house...


5 posted on 03/08/2013 3:32:21 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep...try North Korea.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 3:33:40 PM PST by 4yearlurker (I hate February.)
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To: jazusamo

7 posted on 03/08/2013 3:34:23 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: jazusamo

I imagine a world where we are the USA, not the USSA.


8 posted on 03/08/2013 3:34:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: jazusamo
Imagine an America where people beg for more Liberty and Freedom - it's here!
9 posted on 03/08/2013 3:35:03 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: jazusamo

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.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 3:35:20 PM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: jazusamo

She can say this stuff with a straight face while sporting an a$$ that’s as big as a freight train?


11 posted on 03/08/2013 3:35:32 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: cripplecreek

Isn’t that the truth!


12 posted on 03/08/2013 3:36:11 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Explorer89
And it didn’t take the government to make it happen.

Amen...It takes a caring family.

14 posted on 03/08/2013 3:38:02 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Just like a Dickens orphanage with little kids begging for more food.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 3:38:06 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: jazusamo

This woman is an affirmative-action idiot.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 3:38:15 PM PST by x1stcav (Man up! We're all going to have to become Samuel Whittemores.)
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To: jazusamo

Imagine a country where the first lady wants kids to be beggars!!


17 posted on 03/08/2013 3:39:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: jazusamo

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


19 posted on 03/08/2013 3:39:16 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: jazusamo

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.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 3:39:39 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: jazusamo

“Stupid, delusional and marxist is no way to go thru life”

h/t Dean Wormer


21 posted on 03/08/2013 3:39:44 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: jazusamo

She should try to imagine what it would be for her not to toss down a dozen lobsters and 10 pounds of wagyu.....


22 posted on 03/08/2013 3:40:27 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: jazusamo

Imagine how good our economy can be when the Obamas stop trying to social engineer everything!


23 posted on 03/08/2013 3:40:31 PM PST by nonamer
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To: jazusamo

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.

24 posted on 03/08/2013 3:40:34 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: jazusamo

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


25 posted on 03/08/2013 3:42:56 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Uncle Miltie
Hey,let's ease up on the photos.I've seen that stuff...close up...in the flesh....years ago in Africa.As ugly as it appears in photos it's 20 times uglier in person.Of *course* Moochelle is a filthy,worthless,phony piece of excrement.Let's focus on that.
26 posted on 03/08/2013 3:43:27 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: jazusamo

Food, Glorious Food

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEQDllvuy1I


27 posted on 03/08/2013 3:44:15 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


28 posted on 03/08/2013 3:46:31 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


29 posted on 03/08/2013 3:46:38 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: jazusamo

Because they’re starving to death?
Channeling a little ‘Eva’ there aren’t Michelle?


30 posted on 03/08/2013 3:47:08 PM PST by servo1969
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To: Jeff Winston

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


31 posted on 03/08/2013 3:47:45 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


32 posted on 03/08/2013 3:48:20 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jeff Winston

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


33 posted on 03/08/2013 3:49:04 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: jazusamo

Ditto what you said.


34 posted on 03/08/2013 3:49:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: jazusamo

> ...fruits, vegetables and whole grains...

She didn’t mention legumes, nuts and seeds.


35 posted on 03/08/2013 3:50:04 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: newfreep

Come to the conclusion she is as freaking nuts as she is.


36 posted on 03/08/2013 3:50:42 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: newfreep

sorry, “as HE is”.


37 posted on 03/08/2013 3:52:51 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: jazusamo
"“Imagine our kids begging and pleading, throwing tantrums to get you to buy more fruits, vegetables and whole grains,” Mrs. Obama said."

If I ever threw a tantrum in a store as a child, I probably would not have made it out alive.

38 posted on 03/08/2013 3:55:16 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: jazusamo

How appropriate: the black horse of the apocalypse represents famine.


39 posted on 03/08/2013 3:56:02 PM PST by SisterK (Bill Whittle for president)
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To: jazusamo
Photobucket
40 posted on 03/08/2013 3:56:43 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: jazusamo

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.


41 posted on 03/08/2013 3:59:55 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That graphic is a hoot and sums up her thinking precisely (going by some of her past statements).


43 posted on 03/08/2013 4:03:19 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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‘Imagine’ an America Where Kids Beg for ‘More Fruits, Vegetables’

Hey, I saw that Hidden Valley Ranch commerical too!

44 posted on 03/08/2013 4:06:07 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: jazusamo

Imagine a country without democrats.


45 posted on 03/08/2013 4:06:31 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: jazusamo

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.


46 posted on 03/08/2013 4:06:38 PM PST by Toespi
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To: jazusamo
Please Mrs. Mooch. Could we have a wee
bit of your daughters leftover scraps?


47 posted on 03/08/2013 4:06:52 PM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Everybody knows that arugula is the #1 cause of obesity, silly.


48 posted on 03/08/2013 4:09:59 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: silverleaf
then gee, why not stop taking food stamps for junk food?

Now there's an idea.

49 posted on 03/08/2013 4:11:44 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: GeronL

Preach it, brother!


50 posted on 03/08/2013 4:11:51 PM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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