Former First Lady Michelle Obama told an audience at the annual summit of the Partnership for a Healthier America that President Trump wants your kids to be fat and doesn’t care what they eat.
Well…she didn’t say that in so many words. But her message was crystal clear: altering her failed school lunch program was going to hurt children.
Funny she didn’t mention the record amount of “healthy food” that ended up in the garbage because kids refused to eat it.
“You have to stop and think, ‘Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you, and why is that a partisan issue?” Obama said at the annual summit of the Partnership for a Healthier America, a nonprofit that works with the private and public sectors to fight childhood obesity. “Why would that be political?”
Obama’s comments come a little over a week after Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation that relaxes standards for the upcoming school year in three key areas: whole grains, salt and milk.
Under the new proclamation, states will be able to grant exemptions to schools experiencing hardship in meeting the 100% whole-grain-rich standard. Schools will no longer need to hit the strictest target for lowering sodium in foods offered to students. And meal programs will be able to serve students 1% flavored milk instead of fat-free flavored milk.
The policy change loosens school meal standards Obama advocated as first lady through Let’s Move!, her signature public health campaign aimed at combating childhood obesity.
Obama — who did not mention President Donald Trump or first lady Melania Trump by name — emphasized that it’s important to make sure parents think about the importance of healthy school lunches.
“Moms, think about this,” she said. “I don’t care what state you live in. Take me out of the equation; like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap.”
The difference between fat-free flavored milk and 1% flavored milk? “Crap,” as Mrs. Obama said. Put a “bull” in front of that and you have a precise definition of what came out of her mouth during that meeting.
Why the hysterical exaggeration about what the administration is proposing? It’s because at heart, Michelle Obama believes government is much better at knowing what kinds of foods your kids should be eating than you do. Even if kids have rejected this force feeding of “healthy” food, that doesn’t matter. She would rather kids go hungry and that’s the bottom line.
Allowing an exemption to school districts that are losing money hand over foot because kids aren’t eating the foods on Mrs. Obama’s healthy menu only makes sense. In the end, parents are responsible for what their kids eat. And allowing school districts to feed their kids foods that may not be as healthy as the government dietitians dictate, but are far from being unhealthy, should be a no-brainer.
Which explains why liberals don’t get it.