Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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

1 posted on 06/18/2014 9:30:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Where she comes from, the statement is probably true.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 9:35:49 AM PDT by PGR88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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 (?%)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

“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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

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!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

GOOD LORD!


21 posted on 06/18/2014 10:05:46 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

About par for zombie moms....


22 posted on 06/18/2014 10:07:31 AM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

Ever notice that when that when Michelle talks about bigotry, discrimination, racism, (etc...) that she has experienced; it’s always from the point of view of a black woman. There is always the implication that only a black person can relate. But when her experience involves her ignorance in the care and feeding of her children, then it is a universal problem and Not just a Black issue.
So, her experience with discrimination is a black issue, because no one else is discriminated against. Her ignorance is universal, because if ‘she’ is ignorant; then everyone must be.


23 posted on 06/18/2014 10:12:01 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

A fool raises her head in the black morass ... democrips destroyed the black family in order to make them slaves to the entitlement programs which guarantee democrip votes, so the knowledge of food selection and preparation is lost to generations. Now these fools among the black community want to tighten the enslavement by making these women even more dependent upon the federal devils. Where the family has not been destroyed by democrat ‘welfare’ programs, kids seem to thrive, becoming highly paid athletes in some case, doctors, lawyers, yes and even foolish wives of pResidents. But where the black households have become total dependetns upon fedzilla there is bred drug use, criminal lives and neglect.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 10:13:27 AM PDT by MHGinTN
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Maybe the crack hoes on the south side don’t feed their kids right but the rest of America can take care of their kids just fine. Her kids probably didn’t want to eat the slop she was serving.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 10:14:00 AM PDT by Lucky2 (Impeach the bastard and his fugly wife)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Get that effin Wookie out of my life. Grab your torch and pitchforks.


26 posted on 06/18/2014 10:14:37 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Does Moochelle feed her children or does the school?


27 posted on 06/18/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

How do the kids eat during summer break?


28 posted on 06/18/2014 10:16:34 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook

Us “pisans” always ate good!


29 posted on 06/18/2014 10:17:28 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: defconw

Just thinking....kids nowadays (at least those in the urban areas) think that food comes from free breakfasts and lunches, and what the schools put in their backpacks for the weekend. None of these kids are learning any survival skills —and neither are their parents at this point. They don’t know how to grow food, how to shop for food, how to prepare food. Food is given to you....period.... So, what happens when the “zombie apocolype” takes place? Hmmm.....


30 posted on 06/18/2014 10:19:56 AM PDT by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I just made my older two pasta with homemade sauce. Imagine that, I know how to grow, harvest, prepare, and preserve my own food! I have a masters degree too, although it goes without saying that my degree has nothing to do with thus particular skill set.


31 posted on 06/18/2014 10:20:26 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

bits of dead rat on a stick would at least have some protein


32 posted on 06/18/2014 10:24:23 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: duckbutt

I guess they’ll BE food! The wolves that the left finds so precious will need something to eat after they disarm us. Course we know how to do food , so what will we care?


33 posted on 06/18/2014 10:26:54 AM PDT by defconw (LUTFA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

eliminate all school food programs.

everyone did just fine when there wasn’t any!


34 posted on 06/18/2014 10:30:28 AM PDT by dalereed
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Thank You Rush

Both of my parents grew up on farms. My mother started cooking when she was eight. A young person can get a good practical education on a farm, something that has been missing for a lot of young people for a couple of generations.


35 posted on 06/18/2014 10:36:29 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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

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.

Huh..??

Is she kidding?

MY mother was not educated at Harvard.... my grandmother wasn't EITHER....

Yet... they knew about nutrition and got their families through a depression. Everyone was healthy and thrived.

I think MO is full of it... a real Liberal moron.

She should be ashamed of herself for talking like that.

She owes American women an apology for her smug and self important crap!

36 posted on 06/18/2014 10:40:09 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

She’s projecting. She thinks because she’s an idiot when it comes to healthy diets and nutrition that everyone else’s level of knowledge is the same.

I would be willing to bet two things:
1. Her own mother was a terrible cook and therefore she picked up no skills there.
2. She was lazy and didn’t bother for her own kids. They probably got fast food meals picked up on the fly on the way home after work, and that’s why she got the lecture from the M.D.


37 posted on 06/18/2014 10:42:24 AM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Why Home Economics course, never should have never been removed from girls H.S. courses.


38 posted on 06/18/2014 10:45:42 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Im agree, We all want children to have a good future
39 posted on 06/18/2014 10:49:19 AM PDT by eizverson22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Moochelle admitted that even with a Harvard degree she is too stupid to feed her own children. No wonder she has faith in some bureaucratic idiot, like herself, to feed the nation’s children.


40 posted on 06/18/2014 10:49:59 AM PDT by Organic Panic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Mickey is projecting: because she’s an AA idiot without any sense, then everyone must be as helpless as she so they need her as the Nation’s Nutrition Nanny.
As far as patronizing and stupid, her gay `beard’ is even worse.


41 posted on 06/18/2014 11:05:01 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

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

A live mackerel would be more fun.


42 posted on 06/18/2014 11:16:06 AM PDT by o-n-money (ned)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Has anyone asked moooooooochele what her little darlings eat at school?


43 posted on 06/18/2014 11:32:28 AM PDT by chiefqc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Any self respecting Mom should punch the Wookie in the face.


44 posted on 06/18/2014 12:54:10 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Dumb & Dumber take the White House!


45 posted on 06/18/2014 1:44:57 PM PDT by Renkluaf
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

All they have to do is ask their Republican neighbor for some guidance.


46 posted on 06/18/2014 5:35:19 PM PDT by GingisK
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: all the best
Have you read Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis? It's available at http://obamaprincetonthesis.wordpress.com/. Quite clearly she is lacking in grammar, rhetoric and logic. Not a good advertisement for Princeton. Had a white male wrote that thesis, it would never have been accepted.
47 posted on 06/18/2014 7:51:51 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson