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Michelle Obama: USDA working on 'delicious' school lunches
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Posted on 05/03/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama: USDA working on 'delicious' school lunches By Justin Sink - 05/03/13 03:35 PM ET

First lady Michelle Obama said Friday that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) was working on making school lunches "delicious" after the implementation of new school meal regulations that have drawn fire from some conservative critics.

"I believe that that legislation is truly one of the greatest legacies that we can leave our children. Because of this act ... 32 million American children are getting more of the nutrition they need to learn and grow and be successful," Obama told workers at the USDA.

"And I do hope that it's delicious," she added, to laughter. "We're working on that, yes indeed."

Last autumn, conservative critics of the new standards — which cap meal calories at 650 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, at 700 calories for middle school students and 850 calories for high school students — charged that the restrictions made meals unappetizing to children.

Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) introduced legislation to repeal the standards, saying they were motivated by constituent complaints about new menus.

"The goal of the school lunch program is supposed to be feeding children, not filling the trash cans with uneaten food," Huelskamp said in a statement. "The USDA's new school lunch guidelines are a perfect example of what is wrong with government: misguided inputs, tremendous waste, and unaccomplished goals. Thanks to the Nutrition Nannies at the USDA, America's children are going hungry at school."

At the USDA, the first lady said the law helped children better understand where their food came from and that healthier alternatives were available.

"The bottom line is that with the work that you do at USDA — work that affects the vitality of our communities, the food we feed our children, the air, the land, the water we’re passing on to our children — you all touch just about every single American in this country with the work that you do," Obama said.

The first lady's visit Friday was the latest in a series of visits to federal agencies to thank workers who are facing furloughs and budget cuts in the aftermath of the sequester, $85 billion in across-the-board cuts implemented earlier this year. Late last month, the first lady visited the Department of the Interior.

On Friday, Obama told USDA employees that she hoped they "retain that passion" in the face of tough work conditions.

"I’m here today because I want to tell you how much Barack and I really, truly appreciate what you do. We know that you are sacrificing as much as us. And oftentimes, we get the attention," Obama said. "We get the limelight. But the truth is we couldn’t do what we do without you sacrificing, you and your families."


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Where in the constitution is the "school lunch clause"?
1 posted on 05/03/2013 1:56:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Is caviar and lobster on the menu?

FMCDH(BITS)

2 posted on 05/03/2013 1:59:26 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sub-Driver

Having Moochelle working on school lunches (she of the a$$ like a government mule persuasion) is like back when Lady Bird Johnson (who redefined ugly) working on “the beautification of America.”


3 posted on 05/03/2013 2:00:59 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Sub-Driver

Tofurkey and bean sprouts......mmmmmmmmmm!......


4 posted on 05/03/2013 2:01:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: vette6387

Ladybird did good......


5 posted on 05/03/2013 2:01:56 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama: USDA working on ‘delicious’ school lunches

Yes Mom and Dad you are too stupid and incompetent to know how to feed your own children. But don’t worry. The Federal Government is going to take over for you.......


7 posted on 05/03/2013 2:03:20 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Wonder if the school HER children attend serves these “delicious” lunches? I doubt it.


8 posted on 05/03/2013 2:03:22 PM PDT by pnz1
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To: Sub-Driver
"And I do hope that it's delicious," she added, to laughter. There they go again - hope and change.

"....And I do hope that it's delicious," she added, to laughter."

She really is such a cut-up...

9 posted on 05/03/2013 2:06:07 PM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: Sub-Driver

ACK, where’s the Mega-Barf alert


10 posted on 05/03/2013 2:06:29 PM PDT by PROCON (Never underestimate the power of low information voters in large numbers.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“We know that you are sacrificing as much as us.”

Oh NOOOOOOOO! Tell me Moochelle isn’t giving up those expensive vacations and Hussein isn’t giving up the golf games. I can’t bear to think of how much they’re suffering. /s


11 posted on 05/03/2013 2:06:45 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: Sub-Driver

It is the will of The dear leader. I saw a documentary last night on North Korea on Netflix: National Geographic: Inside North Korea (if you have Netflix or if anyone else is interested)...Every liberal in existence should watch this. It would end their obsession with big government immediately. Everything and anything revolves around “The dear leader”. For example, they have this eye doctor who tours the globe doing cataract surgery for the poor, and he does 1000 patients in North Korea. A lot of these people have been blind for years when all they needed was a simple cataract surgery. So he does 1000 patients in North Korea, he works non-stop all night, and when he is done, who do the people thank? “The dear leader”...They get in front of a painting of Kim Jung Iil and weep and cry and kneel “THANK YOU THANK YOU DEAR LEADER!” Just living in absolute fear 24 hours a day. All signs of humanity are completely and utterly wiped out. The only thing that matters more than life and death is “the dear leader”.


12 posted on 05/03/2013 2:07:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Sub-Driver
How about deducting the school lunch costs from the child's "parent" (single mothers are the bulk of the free-loaders' parent) Food Stamps? From their EBT's? From there WIC? From their Government Housing subsidies?

How much more of the parasites' income are RESPONSIBLE/TAXPAYING Americans supposed to re-distribute to "Holder's People"?

13 posted on 05/03/2013 2:08:06 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Red Badger
"Tofurkey and bean sprouts......mmmmmmmmmm!......"

I'll go with bark and twigs - lots of fiber and oh, so tasty!

14 posted on 05/03/2013 2:09:11 PM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: hummingbird

Crunchy, too!........


15 posted on 05/03/2013 2:10:44 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Sub-Driver

Okay, what is the lunch menu at Sidwell next week?


16 posted on 05/03/2013 2:14:04 PM PDT by Toespi
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Kids are not fat because they are eating too much cr@p, they are fat because they never go outside. When I was a kid all the kids were outside all the time, running, biking, playing games and sports and exploring. I didn’t even grow up in a rurual area, but right in LA and by the time I was 6, I roamed mostly where I wanted. Now I travel extensively, and I always notice parks and such are empty everywhere, all the time. The only time I ever see children are the few that are allowed to walk themselves to/from school. A freind of mine has a 10 and 9 year old, and the only times they are outside is when she personally takes them to the park. I asked her why they can’t go themselves, and she told me it was illegal for kids under 12 to go to the park themselves. (At least she thought it was here, since apparantly it is in CA). That’s why kids are fat


17 posted on 05/03/2013 2:18:19 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: nothingnew
You know where this is going..
18 posted on 05/03/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Sub-Driver
Where in the constitution is the "school lunch clause"?

It's in article VIII, "Enumerations of what is Guaranteed to be Delicious".

Unless her new ingredients include lots of sugar, or, alternatively, lots of Chocolate AND sugar, it is doomed to failure like everything else she touches...

19 posted on 05/03/2013 2:20:07 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Sub-Driver

More redistribution, wohoo!


20 posted on 05/03/2013 2:22:45 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Baby back ribs????


21 posted on 05/03/2013 2:30:40 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Sub-Driver

McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s have made billions of dollars because cheeseburgers are delicious.


22 posted on 05/03/2013 2:31:51 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Red Badger

“Tofurkey and bean sprouts......mmmmmmmmmm!......”

I eat a lot of deep-fried tofu (left in the fridge overnight) and sometimes my wife makes pickled Mung bean sprouts with a good dose of hot pepper in it. Chewy, hot and sour - quite good. We just got a big batch of bamboo shoots from someone nearby who was dumb enough to let it take over their place. Good eating.


23 posted on 05/03/2013 2:35:52 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Sub-Driver

God,if she would just go away !

She’s like an annoying gnat.

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24 posted on 05/03/2013 2:36:00 PM PDT by Mears
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To: reg45

Fried Chicken is delicious too! Or is that too “Southern” for the Menu-in-Chief?


25 posted on 05/03/2013 2:36:21 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Soylent Green is people!!!!


26 posted on 05/03/2013 2:42:20 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sub-Driver

You’ve never had mung and grass clippings the way I prepare it...


27 posted on 05/03/2013 2:43:13 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sub-Driver

More “EAT YOUR PEAS!!!”


28 posted on 05/03/2013 2:44:07 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: USMCPOP

Hope they didn’t have a dog.........


29 posted on 05/03/2013 2:44:08 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Sub-Driver

And each ‘delicious’ lunch will include one flavored condom.


30 posted on 05/03/2013 2:46:55 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

The government wants to protet you from yourself, and to protect itself from you.


31 posted on 05/03/2013 2:48:37 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Toespi

Okay, what is the lunch menu at Sidwell next week?
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Great post. And I wonder what rich cuisine her own children chow down on when they’re on one of their numerous vacations?


32 posted on 05/03/2013 2:51:34 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

My grandsons (11 and 10) refuse to buy the school lunch. The older one says it’s absolutely awful. I’ve been helping my daughter ,every morning, since she had major knee surgery, so I pack bag lunches. The oldest one likes soup and pasta dishes in a thermos and the younger one ,who is pretty picky, takes peanut butter wraps with lots of fruit.


33 posted on 05/03/2013 3:09:05 PM PDT by surrey
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To: dsrtsage
Kids are not fat because they are eating too much cr@p, they are fat because they never go outside.

Absolutely. The various "governmental" bodies have made it so dangerous for parks and reacrations to even offer fun play equipment (for fear of lawsuit) should someone get hurt.

There is no suprise that kids aren't outside, if they are and aren't watched like a hawk, parents will get a ticket. There is no incentive to have the kids out playing again, the fees, fines, and stupidity have bankrupted either the parents or the parks, or sometimes both.

34 posted on 05/03/2013 3:11:10 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: surrey

They might enjoy a twinkie or Hostess cupcake every now and then. :)

While it is true that there’s way too much sugar and salt in our daily diets, we don’t need the government dictating to us what to eat. This would be the same government, incidentally, that has no reservations about sending our healthy kids into dubious conflicts to support ill-advised foreign adventures.


35 posted on 05/03/2013 3:17:30 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: RikaStrom

There is no suprise that kids aren’t outside
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In many areas of the country its simply not safe to allow kids to go outside thanks to liberal cottling of criminals.


36 posted on 05/03/2013 3:19:48 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Sub-Driver

it’s in the penumbra.

and these lunches will be in the garbage.


37 posted on 05/03/2013 3:44:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: dsrtsage; Sub-Driver
Kids are not fat because they are eating too much cr@p, they are fat because they never go outside. When I was a kid all the kids were outside all the time, running, biking, playing games and sports and exploring. I didn’t even grow up in a rurual area, but right in LA and by the time I was 6, I roamed mostly where I wanted. Now I travel extensively, and I always notice parks and such are empty everywhere, all the time. The only time I ever see children are the few that are allowed to walk themselves to/from school. A freind of mine has a 10 and 9 year old, and the only times they are outside is when she personally takes them to the park. I asked her why they can’t go themselves, and she told me it was illegal for kids under 12 to go to the park themselves. (At least she thought it was here, since apparantly it is in CA). That’s why kids are fat

But even if they make it to a park, there won't be much play equipment due to the threat of trial lawyers filing lawsuits if a kid gets injured.

38 posted on 05/03/2013 3:53:13 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: dsrtsage

We ate huge school lunches prepared by lunch ladies who were country mamas. Those were delicious meals! But we didn’t hide out in our rooms texting and playing video games 24/7. We were outside playing and riding bikes all over the county.


39 posted on 05/03/2013 4:01:30 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Instead of spending billions of dollars changing the school lunch menu,that no one likes, wouldn’t it be cheaper for the taxpayers and better for all the students to just bring back Physical education classes in all the schools?


40 posted on 05/03/2013 4:18:53 PM PDT by mv2
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To: kitkat

You forgot this other sentence:

“”But the truth is we couldn’t do what we do without you sacrificing, you and your families.””

We sacrifice so they can do what they want to do. Got it Mrs. O. You keep on doing whatever it is you want to do and we’ll keep sacrificing for you because you’re worth it! BARF!

It’s all sickening but you know that they really do feel they are worthy of whatever!


41 posted on 05/03/2013 4:52:23 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Toespi
I know my son would literally starve at Sidwell Friends with this menu, LOL!

May 6, 2013

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Maria's Roasted Eggplant Salad
Black Bean & Rice Salad w/ Chili Lime Vinaigrette
All Natural Nacho Bar
Vegetarian Toppings
Fresh Cilantro Roasted Carrots
Sweet Corn
Pineapple Slices

May 7, 2013

Cantaloupe Coconut Lime SoupMay 7, 2013 MS/US Cantaloupe Coconut Lime Soup
Black Lentil, Local Beet, Fennel, and Orange Salad
Local Watermelon, Feta, and Olive Salad
All Natural Chicken Sofrito
Sweet Potato Black Bean Bake
Local Sauteed Dinosaur Kale
Spanish Rice
Mango and Pineapple with Fresh Lime and Mint

May 8, 2013

Spring Vegetable Soup
Atomic Tuna Salad
Spicy Heirloom Cucumber Salad
Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza
Variety Flatbread Pizza
Variety Veggie Flatbread Pizzas
Roasted Zucchini & Onions
Sliced Oranges

May 9, 2013

Sweet Corn Chowder
Citrus Spinach Salad
Deviled Egg Salad
All Natural BBQ Beef Sliders
Spicy Lentil Chili
Sauteed Local Greens
Stuffed Potatoes
Grapes

May 10, 2013

Black Bean Soup
MG Orzo Salad
Wheatberry Salad w/ Dried Fruit
Baked Chicken Patty Sandwich with Tomato Basil Salsa
Veggie Wrap
Lemon Garlic Haricot Verts
Baked Organic French Fries
Strawberries

42 posted on 05/03/2013 5:35:20 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

What the hell is an ALL NATURAL BBQ BEEF SLIDER? Typical liberals, use natural before “beef” and somehow that equates to better. Better than what , unnatural beef?


43 posted on 05/03/2013 5:41:45 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

What about the ATOMIC TUNA?


44 posted on 05/03/2013 5:50:52 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Former Fetus

Came from Japanese waters after the earthquake//nuclear reactor meltdown or.................nuked in a microwave. Not sure but has to be one of these options.


45 posted on 05/03/2013 5:55:16 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Sub-Driver

46 posted on 05/03/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: Starboard

What in the WORLD is “cottling?” Were you perhaps, grasping for “coddling? Does your browser NOT have a wavy red line when you’ve messed up a word?


47 posted on 05/03/2013 7:12:09 PM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“Yes Mom and Dad you are too stupid and incompetent to know how to feed your own children.”

Unfortunately we are reaching the point where half the children in America have no Dad in the picture and their mothers are not competent to feed their children a proper diet. If they were competent they wouldn’t be having multiple out of wedlock births by different sperm doners.


48 posted on 05/03/2013 7:22:07 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Former Fetus

Your son is not the only one! I’d rather eat the table than the stuff on that menu!


49 posted on 05/03/2013 7:28:54 PM PDT by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: gemoftheocean

What in the WORLD is “cottling?”
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Oh...oh. The word police are out in FULL FORCE force. Was that your most significant FIND of the week? You really need to LIGHTEN UP. (I trust you’ll appreciate the use of CAPS herein since you like to use them so much.)

Enjoy your little WORLD of wavy red lines.


50 posted on 05/04/2013 6:21:57 AM PDT by Starboard
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