Skip to comments.Michelle: ‘While Food Might be Love, the Truth is We Are Loving Ourselves and Our Kids to Death’
Posted on 07/24/2013 5:07:49 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
(CNSNews.com) If food is love, then first lady Michelle Obama says we are loving ourselves and our kids to death.
In remarks to the National Council of La Raza in New Orleans on Tuesday, Mrs. Obama remarked that healthy eating is first and foremost a community issue.
And see, thats where it gets complicated, because that's where it gets personal and emotional, she said. Because the truth is, for so many of us, food is love. I mean, it is no coincidence. Applause for food is love.
It is no coincidence that the kitchen is the central gathering place in so many of our homes, Mrs. Obama said. And its no surprise that food is at the heart of so many of our family occasions.
The first lady then described how she enjoyed her grandfathers ribs growing up in Chicago, but warned that due to high obesity rates among Hispanic children, we are loving our kids to death.
Nearly 40 percent of Hispanic children in this country are overweight or obese, Mrs. Obama said. Nearly 50 percent are on track to develop diabetes -- 50 percent, half of our kids -- a disease that is already far too common in so many of our communities.
So while food might be love, the truth is that we are loving ourselves and our kids to death.
So we need to step up, she said. We need to own this as a serious problem in our communities. We need to admit that what were doing simply isnt working anymore.
The first lady also urged Americans to question their beliefs, saying:
And we need to start questioning the behaviors and beliefs that are making our kids sick -- like that uncle, dear uncle who dismisses this issue, but keeps slipping our kids candy; the grandmother who insists that a chubby baby is a healthy baby; the overworked sister who gives your nieces and nephews the foods they want instead of the nutrition they need.
Because times have changed, Mrs. Obama said, and the way we live and eat has to change, too.
But Mrs. Obama says shes not a treat hater, and emphasized moderation. Grandpa doesnt have to forsake his ribs, she said.
Special occasions call for special foods, she said. And treats, children, are an important part of childhood. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a treat hater. They matter for adults as well.
During her remarks to La Raza, an Hispanic civil rights group, the first lady highlighted her anti-obesity campaign Lets Move! and the launching of Mi Plato, a Spanish language guide to the food groups.
Nanny State PING!
“We love our kids to death”
isn’t that the new slogan in favor of abortion from the wacko’s?
Food is love? Really?
I wonder how much weight I’m going to loose based on my feelings for the Obamas.
I hear all these MSM stories about how poor children are going to bed hungry every night and also how they are obese.
I’m blaming food stamps myself, LOL.
Projecting again, Michelle?
“she enjoyed her grandfather’s ribs”
They couldn’t get the old boy in the ground fast enough.
I wish she would shut her pie hole.
Side note: Do you know why Mrs. Obama invited Oprah to the White House?
So SOMEONE would have a bigger butt than hers. :o)
Am I the only one who thought: “Skittles?”
libs only know how to love things to death.
they love their kids so much they butcher them before they’re born.
they love their old infirm parents so much they euthanize them while they could still keep living well, but they’d be too much of a burden for them.
Wonder what the Wookie thought of the babe sitting to the President’s right at todays speech?
She was young, stylish and morbidly obese
Look at welfare rats, they have an enormously huge incidence of obesity - - at all age levels.
Look at the expensive convenience foods they buy at the supermarket.
There are already govt programs to get them to eat more healthily, and they predictably fail.
People need to learn personal responsibility, and to read and educate themselves.
The other thing is that there is a wide variety of opinions among nutrition experts, and the govt "experts" are really nothing of the sort.
...give up your lobsters b****
How long before those having babies are given a spoonful of honey from “Mother Michelle”?
Call me when she calls for them to stop allowing EBT cards at fast food joints. Until them tell her majesty to kindly gag on a curly fry.
I am a free man. She does not have an office, or a job. She is the Presidents wife. She should mind her own business.
She should worry about what the welfare people eat. When she gets them all restricted to her diet, and they all loose weight and are fit, then and only then will I pretend to be interested in her opinion.
But if she cannot control the food she pays for, she sure cannot control food that I pay for.
I just think she is a nosy pushy bitch, who needs to demonstrate her own advice works. Step up to the plate Moose, publish what you eat every day, and how much you weigh. Call it the first diet.
Till then, remain silent woman.
My God, I can’t wait till we are rid of these Chicago grifters. January, 2017 can’t come soon enough.
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