Tuesday, December 14, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama Calls Childhood Obesity a "National Security Threat"

The trim First Lady Michelle Obama
Washington DC, Dec 14, 2010. At yesterday's signing of the Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, first Lady Michelle Obama called obese children "national security threat."

The act, which was signed today, December 13, 2010, by President Obama, D-Kenya, will increase access of low-income children to healthy food and nutrition education, many of whom rely on free or low-cost subsidized programs through their schools.

The goal of the bill is to mandate healthier foods for school lunch programs, and most low income children eat three meals a day at school, despite their parents getting food stamps.

After the bill signing, the First Lady read her prepared remarks in which she said that the nation is seeing “a groundswell of support” for curbing childhood obesity, and that military leaders tell her that more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight,”

Mrs. Obama concluded that “childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.”

These remarks are consistent with President Obama calling the Tea Party Movement "terrorists", calling FoxNews "the most serious danger the nation faces today" and calling the Republican Party "hostage takers." Somewhere, way down the list, the Obamas are probably concerned about Islamic terrorists too, but right now fat children and and political dissent are the issues that concern them the most.

Typical 4th grader enjoying an unhealthy snack
Recently, the First Lady proposed that school cafeterias offer salad bars, to entice children into eating healthier foods.

"Children should be eating more nutritious foods, like endives, radicchio, arugula, and chard, rather than eating pizza and hamburgers," she told us.

"Our own children, Sasha and Malia, just love eating a mixed salad of kale, dandelion, and Chinese cabbage."

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