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Mrs. Obama: 'Indian Country' Fights Obesity by Adding 'Buffalo Meat into School Lunches'
CNS News ^ | 10/9/2012 | Penny Star

Posted on 10/09/2012 9:16:26 AM PDT by IbJensen

(CNSNews.com) – In marking the one year anniversary of Let’s Move! in Indian Country, First Lady Michelle Obama praised the work done by Native American and Alaskan American communities in fighting childhood obestiy by, among other things, adding "traditional foods like buffalo meat into school lunches."

A year ago, Mrs. Obama joined Native American children in the White House garden to launch Let’s Move in Indian Country by planting the “three sisters”--corn, beans and squash.

“This is such an important issue,” Mrs. Obama said in the video marking the one-year anniversary of the program. “We know that children in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities experience higher rates of obesity.

“We know they’re more likely to develop related diseases like Type II diabetes than the national averages,” Mrs. Obama said.

“But we also know that there are so many people in these communities who want to make a difference for the health of their kids,” Mrs. Obama said. “And that’s what has defined Let’s Move! in Indian Country in our first year.

“We’ve seen tribal nations develop food policy councils to examine the food habits of their communities,” Mrs. Obama said. “Schools have reintroduced Lacrosse programs. Native businesses are adding healthy, traditional foods like buffalo meat into school lunches.”

The Department of Interior states the goals of the Let’s Move! in Indian Country as: Creating a healthy start in life; developing healthy learning; communities increasing physical activities; and increasing access to affordable, healthy and traditional foods

“Let's Move! in Indian Country is a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams,” the Department of Interior website states. “This is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it."

Mrs. Obama said there is more left to do. "And that's where all of you come in," she said. "We need your help to get more schools serving healthy foods and finding new ways to get kids to get active."


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KEYWORDS: blabbermouth; buffalomeat; michelleobama; stupidobamas; whitehutdenizens
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Video of buffalo at link.

To think of the fools in this country that enjoy having buffalo shi- shoveled on them by this contemptuous duo is just plain scary!

Listen my friends And you will see, What King Obama Has done to you and me.

On January twentieth Two thousand and nine, He took control We started our decline.

With record unemployment And people forlorn, Our tax money spent Poverty the Norm.

With free phones for some And EBT cards too, The lazy ones come Freebies from me and you.

On November the sixth Two thousand and twelve, You must go vote Or were going to hell.

The country deserves better Than the King and Moochele, America must survive And ring the liberty bell.

1 posted on 10/09/2012 9:16:41 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Animal fat is not bad for you and doesn’t make you fat.


2 posted on 10/09/2012 9:17:39 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: IbJensen

I like the Lets Move campaign slogan....

Lets Move ‘em out of the white house in November.....


3 posted on 10/09/2012 9:20:45 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: IbJensen
Nothing wrong with the Three Sisters and Buffalo, AS LONG AS YOU ARE THE ONE CHOOSING TO EAT THEM.

(If anyone else was imposing this on "them" we'd be accusing them of at best, stereotyping American Indians, and at worst RACISM)

4 posted on 10/09/2012 9:23:39 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1357 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: IbJensen

Let me guess, the meat is being bought from Ted Turner?


5 posted on 10/09/2012 9:24:25 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: IbJensen

It’s BISON, not buffalo, Moochelle you stunned twat!


6 posted on 10/09/2012 9:24:32 AM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: Edward Teach

Tutunka


7 posted on 10/09/2012 9:29:54 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: IbJensen
Liz Warren's secret to staying slim.

Mr. niteowl77

8 posted on 10/09/2012 9:30:40 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Getting stuck with other peoples' just desserts good and hard for over 50 years.)
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To: GeronL

Maybe Elizabeth Warren can lend them a copy of “Pow Wow Chow”?


9 posted on 10/09/2012 9:31:46 AM PDT by averagemo
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To: Edward Teach

Maybe I’m missing something: what IS “Indian Country”? Would that be like saying, in “Italian Country” or in “Polack Country” {sic}, or “African American Country”?

God I loathe her.


10 posted on 10/09/2012 9:33:21 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
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To: IbJensen

Bison meat is WAY more expensive than beef.

This is the Chevy Volt on a plate.

And yes, the lonely confused billionaire Mr Turner is likely profiting from this.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 9:35:58 AM PDT by lurk
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To: IbJensen

Beans and sasquash, that’s the ticket!


12 posted on 10/09/2012 9:37:02 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: IbJensen

So it’s OK to say “Indian” again.... not the PC “Native American”??


13 posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:07 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: Edward Teach

Yuu meant twit. TWAT is a beverage served on commercial aircraft.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 9:38:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: nutmeg

Wonder what the bow-legged waterbufflo thinks about tandouri chicken?


15 posted on 10/09/2012 9:39:31 AM PDT by IbJensen (Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak.)
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To: illiac; StarFan; NautiNurse; Bigg Red; STARWISE
I like the Lets Move campaign slogan....

Lets Move ‘em out of the white house in November.....

Yes! ;-D

16 posted on 10/09/2012 9:42:32 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: null and void

Because White Man Know that all Injun eats is Squash, Maize and Buffalo Meat AND NOTHING ELSE!

We still make squaw give birth to little ones in Teepee's before Big Injun Chief goes out to capture more Blonde Haired Squaws.

Where's the Whiskey?!

Michelle Ubama is the worst first lady ever!

17 posted on 10/09/2012 9:46:08 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: TheRhinelander
Buffalo gain feed is virtually the same as gain feed beef. I doubt the buffalo in school lunches is grain feed since this meat is very expensive.

The problem with grass feed beef and bison is that it tastes... well - like grass. The grass would have to be highly controlled to insure low weed and alien grass consumption.

One advantage to grass feed is the Omega 3 fatty acids over Omega 6. O3 is better for skin, joint, cardio and mental health. HOWEVER, recent studies show taking Omega 3 as a supplement has no cardio health benefits. It seems to get the benefit you need to eat it in wild fish and grain feed animals. GO figure

18 posted on 10/09/2012 9:46:58 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: IbJensen
MICHELLE FOOD NAZI, MICHELLE FOOD NAZI
19 posted on 10/09/2012 9:48:06 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: KC_Lion
Michelle Ubama is the worst first lady ever!

Bull Stuff!

She has wonderfully toned arms!

20 posted on 10/09/2012 9:48:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1358 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: IbJensen

Funny thing... (and I’m 1/8 Cherokee, so I get to dog on us Indians :) )...

One of my accounts is in Chinle, AZ. On the way there, not too far from Ganado is a McDonald’s. I’ve stopped there on the long drive to my account. They have various paintings depicting Indian life on the walls.

One of the paintings shows a tribe on horseback driving an entire herd of buffalo off a cliff.

I really had to suppress laughter! The noble native murdering an entire herd? No way could they “use all parts of the buffalo” and not waste.

Sorry, this thread simply brought that memory back :)


21 posted on 10/09/2012 9:49:31 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: TheRhinelander; IbJensen; null and void

” Animal fat is not bad for you and doesn’t make you fat.”

Shut yo mou!!

Animal fat is loaded with carbs.... no no I mean fat, no I.....


22 posted on 10/09/2012 9:50:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: IbJensen

The three sisters are survival food - they will not slim you down.


23 posted on 10/09/2012 9:51:40 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: null and void

Skinny arms are not toned, they are just skinny.
She has skinny arms and bird legs, and round, well that other part.
She in not the worst first lady, because she is no lady.
She is the worst of her kind whatever that is.


24 posted on 10/09/2012 9:54:01 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: IbJensen

Oh, sure, as if the average Native American is out with bow and arrow sneaking up on a free roaming buffalo herd. Yo, Moochelle, that’s racist! Ground buffalo is $10/lb and she’s going to serve that on the “free” lunch program.


25 posted on 10/09/2012 9:55:10 AM PDT by bgill
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To: lurk
There are bison ranches, mostly in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain States, which can raise bison at only a slightly higher cost than beef. It tastes like grass-fed beef with a slightly tougher and gamey flavor because that is basically what it is.

Where I grew up in SE North Dakota, there was a gun club (both whites and Indians among the membership) which had a small buffalo ranch and prepared a fundraiser for the public once a year with a bison barbecue. For a little extra, you could come early and see the cowboys and Indians hunt the designated buffalo in traditional costume. This included field dressing and was not a spectacle for the faint of heart.

26 posted on 10/09/2012 9:55:57 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 11th Commandment
The problem with grass feed beef and bison is that it tastes... well - like grass

The problem with Buffalo and with Bambi is that has very little fat and small taste.

27 posted on 10/09/2012 9:55:57 AM PDT by Little Bill
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To: bgill

Aren’t buffalo sacred to some in “Indian Country”?


28 posted on 10/09/2012 9:58:14 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: bgill
Venison and horse meat are both leaner than beef.

Someone ask Mrs. Obama if she advocates eating those native American meals.

29 posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:21 AM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: null and void

I agree. This sounds really, really stereotypical. What about Pow Wow Chow, Michelle? Should that be on the menu? Your materials sound pretty un-PC to me.


30 posted on 10/09/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: IbJensen

She should concern herself with real problems...like alcoholism among native-Americans. She wouldn’t dare. She’s not really all that concerned about her fellow ‘man’.


31 posted on 10/09/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“She should concern herself with real problems...like alcoholism among native-Americans.”

Make a real difference Mrs. O and talk about the horrors and expense of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome...


32 posted on 10/09/2012 10:06:39 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: SparkyBass
One of the paintings shows a tribe on horseback driving an entire herd of buffalo off a cliff.

I was schooled at the feet of an grizzled old Sioux, obviously not old enough to remember personally, but old enough to have heard the story from a grandfather.

He showed me one of the tribal winter counts, the traditional method of tribal history recording where one picture represented the passage of one year and the most important event. Once such picture represented the cliff method of hunting buffalo, dating from the 1840's.

The old Sioux told me that the tribal elders very much frowned on this method of hunting as they had seen herds come and go due to natural cycles. The young wouldn't listen because they believed the buffalo would always be plentiful like they were at that time. Sort of like the Obama morons who think the rich have an unlimited supply of wealth to tax for their own benefit.

33 posted on 10/09/2012 10:06:39 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: lurk

Buffalo meat is extremely greasy at the hump part especially.

This is like Ranger/Michael Phelps food, and it’s not for sedentary lifestyle, it will litteraly kill you so energetic it is. I had some while in the army with the Rangers for a week and I had to stop because I blacked out for bad circulation and heart stress during an exercise.

These people are complete crass oportunist political pseudo-intellectuals. Their minds are completely whored from reality.


34 posted on 10/09/2012 10:10:37 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: IbJensen

Just say no to boob belted buffaloing.


35 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:07 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: IbJensen

In a perverted kind of a way we will miss Big Moo when she is gone.


36 posted on 10/09/2012 10:20:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: greatvikingone

Just the white ones. Can you imagine Moochelle’s face if she knew white buffalo were sacred above the brown ones?


37 posted on 10/09/2012 10:27:53 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Iron Munro
In a perverted kind of a way we will miss Big Moo when she is gone.

How can we miss her if she won't go away?

38 posted on 10/09/2012 10:28:49 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1358 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: bgill

“Can you imagine Moochelle’s face if she knew white buffalo were sacred above the brown ones?”

Scandalous!

(Thinks for straightening that out for me.)


39 posted on 10/09/2012 10:29:45 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: IbJensen

OMG...this “nanny” doctrine of the Obama Administration is so offensive. It is Big Brother...Big Mama...and now Big Bird who are telling us what to do, how to live, what to eat, who we should help, etc. When do they focus on the job of protecting us from our enemies, keeping us secure, assuring economic stability, providing an environment for business to flourish and jobs to increase? Oh, yeah...Ma and Pa Obama said they haven’t been able to do that because...(insert the litany of excuses). They sound more like whining children than the children they are supposed to be protecting.


40 posted on 10/09/2012 10:29:59 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: IbJensen

Obummer is married to a buffalo.


41 posted on 10/09/2012 10:30:38 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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"And there’s no doubt that this is a serious problem. It’s one that is affecting every community across this country.

But just like with so many other challenges that we face as a nation, the African American community is being hit even harder by this issue.

We are living today in a time where we’re decades beyond slavery, we are decades beyond Jim Crow; when one of the greatest risks to our children’s future is their own health.

African American children are significantly more likely to be obese than are white children.

Nearly half of African American children will develop diabetes at some point in their lives.

People, that’s half of our children. "

~Michelle Obama




Please click the pic


42 posted on 10/09/2012 10:31:32 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Edward Teach

Everybody calls it a buffalo, but really are American Bison!!! There isn’t any kind of buffalo in North America.


43 posted on 10/09/2012 10:32:25 AM PDT by scbison
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To: trisham

“Nearly half of African American children will develop diabetes at some point in their lives. People, that’s half of our children.”

That is some goofy math - half of African American children = half of all children?


44 posted on 10/09/2012 10:33:52 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: TheRhinelander

Amen and bravo! The idea that fat is bad comes from the idiotic Eastern idea that you take on the properties of whatever you eat. Somehow when you eat fat it ends up in your heart, clogging things up. Funny how nothing else works this way. Nobody believes that carrots and potatoes clog up your heart. The very idea that fat is bad for you and ends up clogging your heart is preposterous.


45 posted on 10/09/2012 10:38:05 AM PDT by youngidiot (The name's Bond. James Bond. James Bond Jovi.)
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To: null and void

Back in the day, we were told that the poor kids on the rez were malnourished because all they had to eat were “Beans, squash, and cornmeal, with the occasional bit of wild meat”.

We, on the other hand, were blessed to live in the city where we could have meat, potatoes, veggies, Peanut butter and jelly, cookies, and plenty of milk and NICE WHITE BREAD.

We were told to clean our plates, because the poor Indian kids on the rez were starving.


46 posted on 10/09/2012 10:41:53 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: IbJensen

I love bison and it would be a great alternative...just not forced down our throats by the imperial government. Stay the f**k out of it Moosehell...


47 posted on 10/09/2012 10:46:56 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: IbJensen
I think someone else can have the nick name Buffalo Butt!
48 posted on 10/09/2012 10:55:29 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: SparkyBass

“One of the paintings shows a tribe on horseback driving an entire herd of buffalo off a cliff.”

Archeological digs indicate this was done, even before Indians had horses. (I read about it in “1491.”)


49 posted on 10/09/2012 10:57:22 AM PDT by spaced
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To: IbJensen

What, no great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts?

Hey Moochelle - who the blank do you think you are telling us what to eat, you hippo-crite.


50 posted on 10/09/2012 11:03:01 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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