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Michelle Obama: Moms Canít Figure Out What to Feed Their Kids Unless Schools Do It For Them
FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 06/18/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It’s just so confusing. Do you feed your kids bologna sandwiches or pieces of wet cardboard? Can you give them PlayDoh on a dead mackerel?

Modern grads of Ivy League colleges don’t have the time to figure all this stuff out. That’s why there are government bureaucrats who tell schools what to feed kids so they don’t die of cardboard overdose.

And there’s Michelle Obama who spends more time obsessed with what your kids eat than most major food conglomerates.

In an interview with MSN.com, First Lady Michelle Obama explained she used to struggle to feed her kids right—even though she received an education from Harvard and Princeton.

“Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right,” she explained, sharing a story about her children’s doctor who pulled her aside to talk about her family diet.

Also she struggled with grammar because Harvard and Princeton failed her in two ways. But these days she has a huge staff to help her figure out how to feed her kids and get them jobs working for Steven Spielberg.

“I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?” she recalled.

This is what is known as excess self-esteem.

Michelle Obama is assuming that since she has a degree from Harvard and can’t figure out how to feed her kids, moms without degrees must be feeding their kids bits of dead rat on a stick.

Maybe Michelle should have considered the possibility that she should actually learn to cook, instead of a woman who couldn’t figure out how to feed her kids trying to tamper with everyone’s school lunches.

This is liberalism in a nutshell.

The First Lady recommended that schools make decisions for children because their parents struggle to feed their children well.

“It’s so important for our schools to make the hard calls for our kids, because parents are struggling enough at home,” she said.

If we assume that parents can’t even figure out how to feed their kids because they’re too busy at Harvard, we might as well just raise them in communes.

But I guess that’s coming next.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: food; foodnazi; michelle; michelleobama; nutrition; school; schoollunch
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1 posted on 06/18/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

She was an affirmative action Ivy League student. By her own admission. That may explain it. I would be embarrassed to tell the world that I was so well educated and did was clueless as to know how to feed my children. My uneducated mother did quite well feeding us.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 9:34:58 AM PDT by all the best
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To: SeekAndFind

Where she comes from, the statement is probably true.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t the moms ever go to school? They should have learned the basics of nutrition for themselves and their families there. If they didn’t learn how to kept fed and properly nourished then, how are the kids going to learn how to feed themselves in today’s schools?

These skills should have been instilled in those future moms LONG before they ever considered motherhood.

But maybe not.

In which instance, Michelle is no authority, either.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 9:38:17 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: SeekAndFind

““I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?” she recalled.”

As a progressive she should be advocating the progressive answer to this problem. The government should require Princeton, Harvard and other Ivy League elitist schools to force all students to take child nutrition courses as a requirement for graduation.

Problem solved.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 9:39:26 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: all the best

> My uneducated mother did quite well

My mother was born in Italy. Managed to get a HS education here in the states.

I . ate. very . very . well.

:)


6 posted on 06/18/2014 9:40:13 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is such nonesense. For any mother interested in the subject, and it doesn’t take a Harvard degree or any college, they could type “child nutrition” into their google search engine and get all the information they needed. This is what any concerned mother would do in this day an age.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 9:40:22 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s amazing how mothers have been successfully feeding their children and families for thousands of years without any help from her.


8 posted on 06/18/2014 9:40:34 AM PDT by trillabodilla (For I am the LORD, I change not; Malachi 3:6a)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Can you give them PlayDoh on a dead mackerel?”

I bet that tastes better than some of the school lunches being served these days...


9 posted on 06/18/2014 9:41:54 AM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess the only thing she learned about food from her Mom was that quantity has a quality all of its own.


10 posted on 06/18/2014 9:42:04 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind

The big Mama has spoken. ‘moms don’t know how to raise or feed their children even though they have been doing it for millions of years, so big government has to do it for them.’ The big Mama will also train your children how to think. Like worship at the alter of transgender, lesbian, and faggot Gods.


11 posted on 06/18/2014 9:42:20 AM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, not everyone is a rich, educated idiot. I grew up in a blue-collar town. My mother finished the eighth grade. Still, she was able to cook us tasty and healthy meals. I had good lunches in school, too, where the lunchroom ladies actually cooked. Of course, this was in ancient times—the 1960’s and 1970’s.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 9:46:31 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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“she explained, sharing a story about her children’s doctor who pulled her aside to talk about her family diet.”

If your kid’s doctor has to pull you aside to talk to you about what your kids are eating, should you really be telling other parents what to feed their kids?

Just sayin’.


13 posted on 06/18/2014 9:46:39 AM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: all the best

“”My uneducated mother did quite well feeding us””

Amen....Don’t you wonder what she learned from her own mother about meal planning etc.? She would have us believe they lived in near poverty so we know there wasn’t a meal planner or part time cook for the family. So the logical question is - what did she pick up from her childhood except how to play the victim in a poor black neighborhood?


14 posted on 06/18/2014 9:50:47 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: SeekAndFind

So Barry is incompetent in running anything and Michelle is incompetent in being a mother in certain areas (food, nutrition, multi-tasking work/kids, etc.) SO, they inflict their incompetent ideas on the rest of the country. Then again, that IS what Libs do ... inflict their incompetence on everybody else.


15 posted on 06/18/2014 9:50:56 AM PDT by Qiviut ( Dave Brat was ¬ďEric Cantor¬ís Term Limit¬Ē BOOM!! Yes, We the People CAN vote the b@stards OUT!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Michelle still is not a nutrition expert. She not only has no legal authority to tell any school system what they should be feeding the kids, but she doesn’t know what she is talking about. She parrots a lot of pop culture notions about what is fit to eat, but what she says has little to do with science.


16 posted on 06/18/2014 9:52:51 AM PDT by Nepeta
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To: SeekAndFind

Sooo if she was too stupid to eat, how did she survive long enough to have 2 teenage daughters & survive herself? It’s a little ironic considering that Darwin is one of the left’s “heroes”.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 9:54:32 AM PDT by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

“”Well, not everyone is a rich, educated idiot””

You would think she’d be ashamed of herself but shame is in short supply in a lib mind. My mother was a farmer’s wife and fixed three large meals each and every day for my father and hired men. When my sisters and I got older, we were expected to chip in to help. During different harvest seasons, meals were prepared for our own men and for neighbors who came to help. I don’t think anyone ever went away hungry or with complaints. Never occurred to anyone that a woman would NOT know how to cook a meal...
This was during the ‘40’s and ‘50’s.....


18 posted on 06/18/2014 9:56:25 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Soul of the South

Yep, and just a few billion in government grants should be needed to cover the costs for those Ivy League schools to add the faculty and overhead needed to include the new academic requirements.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 9:59:16 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Soul of the South

“”I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids,””

Has she ever told us just what she learned at Princeton and Harvard that made her so knowledgeable about food and nutrition? Gosh - I hope no one puts her on the spot by asking her..


20 posted on 06/18/2014 9:59:39 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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