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White House Sets New Limits on Junk Food Ads in Schools: Part of Michelle's "Let's Move" initiative
Time Magazine ^ | February 25, 2014 | Denver Nicks

Posted on 02/25/2014 3:15:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The Obama administration laid out new restrictions on the marketing of junk food and sugary drinks in schools on Tuesday.

The new rules from the White House and the Department of Agriculture prohibit advertisements for unhealthy foods on school campuses during the school day, including sugary drinks that account for 90 percent of such ads in school. An ad for regular Coca-Cola, for example, would be banned from appearing on a scoreboard at a high school football game, though ads for Diet Coke and Dasani water, owned by the same company, would be allowed. Junk food ads like a Coca-Cola scoreboard would be phased out under the new rules and would not have to be replaced overnight.

“The idea here is simple—our classrooms should be healthy places where kids aren’t bombarded with ads for junk food,” First Lady Michelle Obama said in a statement. “Because when parents are working hard to teach their kids healthy habits at home, their work shouldn’t be undone by unhealthy messages at school.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: education; food; foodpolice; michelleobama; nannystate; obama; schools

1 posted on 02/25/2014 3:15:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, when they’re busy banning sodas, because they’re terrible for us, are they also banning sports drinks and fruit juices, which are just as bad?


2 posted on 02/25/2014 3:18:06 PM PST by jdege
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To: jdege

so now will we have federal bureaucrats visiting high school football stadiums, to make sure there are no offensive ads for Coke and Pepsi? We are really going down to that level??? Really?????


3 posted on 02/25/2014 3:21:53 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 02/25/2014 3:21:57 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Judging from my neighborhood, I thought it was called the “Let’s Moo” movement.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 3:22:11 PM PST by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The White House has no jurisdiction in schools. Only the executive branch.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 3:22:35 PM PST by GingisK
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“our classrooms should be healthy places”

Its not the classrooms Im worried about Michelle...

Its the cafeteria where you are experimenting with my grandchildren’s food...

60 years ago my mother would have been your Enemy Number One...

She sent me to school with a bag lunch...

She got to choose what was in it...

She didn’t call you for help...

Gosh how raciss of her...


7 posted on 02/25/2014 3:23:12 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I move every time her husband opens his lie hole....


8 posted on 02/25/2014 3:24:05 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: GingisK

Well, Michelle Obama is acting as if she has veto power over ads on school stadium scoreboards, of all things. Unless somebody stands up to them and refuses to go along, the White House will get away with things like this.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 3:24:53 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego (TH!)
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10 posted on 02/25/2014 3:27:34 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Not sure why people are shocked. Crap like this is textbook lib. If we were not so freaking hell bent on electing ‘lesser evils’ that sit back and LET DEMS BE DEMS WITH NO OPPOSITION, then things would be different.

So thank one of many freepers/supposed right wingers intent on voting for lesser evil RINOs NO MATTER WHAT. Thanks to them we have no one fighting this insanity. Yes, their fault since RINOs don’t elect themselves.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 3:27:59 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“The idea here is simple — our classrooms should be Institutions of LEARNING where kids aren’t bombarded with SOCIALISM on a daily basis.”

There. Fixed it. :)


12 posted on 02/25/2014 3:28:30 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How does the federal government control what my local school does or doesn’t do? My schools are paid for by my real estates taxes and lottery money from the state.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 3:30:11 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t wait until Michelle - and her idiot husband - use up their fifteen minutes and “move” into the garbage can of history.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 3:30:40 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Soft drink ads on scoreboards are because Coke and/or Pepsi have usually donated the scoreboard.

When I was league president for youth baseball, Coke gave us 5 electronic scoreboards. Balls, strikes, outs, runs per inning for each team and total runs hits and errors were all worked from the pressbox.

If people didn't like that only Coke products were sold at the concession stand, they could bring their own liquid refreshment.

15 posted on 02/25/2014 3:31:09 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Jack Hammer

I think Tea party types should campaign on one issue. Repeal of -everything- put in place since this crew took office. A true one issue campaign.

They would get support. Lots of it.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 3:32:58 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has anyone seen how overweight so many of the children are in Black Urban America as well as in many Latino schools???

Will these ‘rules’ apply to the ‘hood and Latin schools or will being overweight be labeled a ‘cultural’ thing to be celebrated??


17 posted on 02/25/2014 3:35:16 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Norm Lenhart
Yes, their fault since RINOs don’t elect themselves.

Bears repeating.

18 posted on 02/25/2014 3:37:35 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Norm Lenhart

Not a bad idea.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 3:38:20 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

20 posted on 02/25/2014 3:43:27 PM PST by maggief
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To: Cyman

The US Department of Education has the ultimate say-so over every school of any kind within the states and territories of the United States. PERIOD.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 3:47:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: GingisK

I hope people do repeat it. So far every time someone says this, or something like it, the lesser evil wing of FR goes into personal attack mode, questioning patriotism and making bizarre accusations... and lots of people are cowed into silence by them. Few will stand and fight.

Tell them to go to hell. Facts are facts and RINOs allow this crap. No point in electing a lesser evil RINO that sides with a Democrat. Just vote for the Dem and get your communism from a pro.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 3:51:08 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Doesn’t matter. As long as they continue to promote the low-fat-is-healthy mantra, they’ll continue to have lousy results.

Low-fat foods aren’t healthy, they’re cheap.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 3:51:15 PM PST by jdege
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To: jdege

EXACTLY...low fat is a load of cr*p. Not sure they are “cheap” though.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 3:52:23 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And who determines what is ‘junk’ food?

I recall 40 years ago the ‘health’ experts were decrying young people eating hamburgers and fries for lunch.

Then, another ‘health’ expert came out with a study that indicated that hamburgers were generally more healthy than previous thought, because they had meat (protein), vegetables (lettuce/tomatoes), bread (grain).


25 posted on 02/25/2014 3:52:51 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: maggief

Weren’t most people taught not to eat with their arm resting on the table? Sheesh.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 3:53:16 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: jdege

They can start by limiting what thet eat at State dinners.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 3:54:57 PM PST by Richard from IL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More BS fed to the news/propaganda arm to keep her name in the forefront. She’ll be ever so “qualified” to run for some office in the future. Kind of like being Bill Clinton’s wife.


28 posted on 02/25/2014 3:55:00 PM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: TomGuy

Look at the hell people give pizza. And what is a pizza? It’s all 4 food groups. Lotsa veggies, meat, Bread and dairy.

There is NOTHING inherently unhealthy about pizza. It’s the food pyramid condensed into one place.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 3:55:22 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: maggief

She always has such a bitchy looking attitude.


30 posted on 02/25/2014 3:55:43 PM PST by funfan
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To: maggief

31 posted on 02/25/2014 3:57:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: goodnesswins

Mable Mable strong and able
get your elbows off the table.

That’s so old school don’t you know.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 3:58:03 PM PST by funfan
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To: Cyman
I don't know, but national elections won't fix what ails our republic.
33 posted on 02/25/2014 4:08:03 PM PST by Jacquerie ( Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Oh...and buy a license to show scenes from “Idiocracy” at every campaign stop and point out all the EXACT examples from that movie we live with today.


34 posted on 02/25/2014 4:10:37 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: GingisK

“The White House has no jurisdiction in schools. Only the executive branch.”

AND your point is?
Where does the White House of the Executive Branch not have controlling authority?

Jurisdiction is sooo passé! Tainted by the odor of
courts, and judges and lawyers -— and plaintiffs.


35 posted on 02/25/2014 4:18:48 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Tell them to go to hell.

Maybe you are a long-lost brother of mine! ;-D

36 posted on 02/25/2014 4:21:33 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Elsiejay
Where does the White House of the Executive Branch not have controlling authority?

With anything related to ME. If everyone else had any guts this sort of thing wouldn't be a problem. Americans deserve the government they now have. They do anything to preserve their rights. Somehow, sending troops to the Middle East is supposed to be protecting our Freedom.

37 posted on 02/25/2014 4:24:54 PM PST by GingisK
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To: Tennessee Nana
60 years ago my mother would have been your Enemy Number One...

Today it's me and my husband - our daughter has a packed from home lunch every day! She hates the food at school - except the fruit, but they don't always have oranges or apples and never grapes, her preferences, so she brings some from home, along with the chips and pretzels I make and her choice of sandwich.

38 posted on 02/25/2014 4:33:11 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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That's the first one of those I've done in a LONG time. Snicker.

39 posted on 02/25/2014 4:36:32 PM PST by W. (In Soviet Russia, you keep tabs in browser. In America, browser keep tabs on YOU!)
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40 posted on 02/25/2014 4:38:05 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Cyman
The US Department of Education has the ultimate say-so over every school of any kind within the states and territories of the United States. PERIOD.

It was a mistake when it started and is an even bigger mistake today and needs to be done away with altogether.

41 posted on 02/25/2014 4:38:05 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

IMO, the most pathetic thing is that the
rare pol that suggests eliminating crap like that, departments/agencies at a time, and is actually serious about following through on it, gets mocked by some of the very people who go on the internet and piss moan holler and complain about those exact agencies.

Note the PDS on the Palin threads with ‘staunch’ right wingers repeating all the lib arguments against her. Just as an example. Oh sure, they SAY they back her on the issue, then find 8 million reasons to make sure she never sees elected office.

How odd...isn’t that EXACTLY the same game the GOP plays with voting? Say they back X issue, then do all they can to make sure it does not get voted on...or only vote in the affirmative when the issue is doomed to failure and vice versa?

Yup. It is.


42 posted on 02/25/2014 4:46:16 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

You won’t get an argument from me on anything you’ve stated here.


43 posted on 02/25/2014 5:22:23 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

It just stunes my beiber that something/things like this, so obvious, get glossed over or ignored so often.

If anyone wanted to win, all they have to do is make an issue of the stuff. Pretty hard for the RINOs to deny it when there are years of them all doing exactly that to grind their noses in like a bad puppy. But so few contenders ever drop the Queensbery rules BS and fight like they mean it...then wonder why no one rallies to their cause.


44 posted on 02/25/2014 5:36:50 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ms O, let’s move...let’s move you out of the White Hut along with your Kenyan Marxist ‘husband’.


45 posted on 02/25/2014 5:46:58 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where are these federal schools where this will apply?


46 posted on 02/26/2014 7:10:02 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; ...

Nanny State PING!


47 posted on 02/26/2014 8:30:33 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 02/26/2014 8:31:38 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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