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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 were 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.
"Im 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 couldnt do what we do without you sacrificing, you and your families."
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.”
Tofurkey and bean sprouts......mmmmmmmmmm!......
Ladybird did good......
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.......
Wonder if the school HER children attend serves these “delicious” lunches? I doubt it.
"....And I do hope that it's delicious," she added, to laughter."
She really is such a cut-up...
ACK, where’s the Mega-Barf alert
“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
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”.
How much more of the parasites' income are RESPONSIBLE/TAXPAYING Americans supposed to re-distribute to "Holder's People"?
I'll go with bark and twigs - lots of fiber and oh, so tasty!
Okay, what is the lunch menu at Sidwell next week?
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
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...
More redistribution, wohoo!