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Michelle: ‘While Food Might be Love, the Truth is We Are Loving Ourselves and Our Kids to Death’
CNSNews.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington

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, that’s 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 it’s no surprise that food is at the heart of so many of our family occasions.”

The first lady then described how she enjoyed her grandfather’s 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 we’re doing simply isn’t 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 she’s not a “treat hater,” and emphasized moderation. “Grandpa doesn’t 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 “Let’s Move!” and the launching of “Mi Plato,” a Spanish language guide to the food groups.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: children; food; health; laraza; michelleobama; nannystate; nutrition; obesity

1 posted on 07/24/2013 5:07:49 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: SheLion; Eric Blair 2084; -YYZ-; 31R1O; 383rr; AFreeBird; AGreatPer; Alamo-Girl; Alia; altura; ...

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 07/24/2013 5:08:33 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I don't always vote, but when I do, I SURE AS HELL DON'T VOTE DEMOCRAT!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“We love our kids to death”

isn’t that the new slogan in favor of abortion from the wacko’s?


3 posted on 07/24/2013 5:08:43 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Food is love? Really?

I wonder how much weight I’m going to loose based on my feelings for the Obamas.


4 posted on 07/24/2013 5:10:30 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 5:10:59 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Projecting again, Michelle?


6 posted on 07/24/2013 5:12:02 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“she enjoyed her grandfather’s ribs”
They couldn’t get the old boy in the ground fast enough.


7 posted on 07/24/2013 5:12:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wish she would shut her pie hole.


8 posted on 07/24/2013 5:13:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I could only read about two lines in the article...I got ill just reading M's garbage. What a loser she is.

Side note: Do you know why Mrs. Obama invited Oprah to the White House?
So SOMEONE would have a bigger butt than hers. :o)

9 posted on 07/24/2013 5:14:19 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Am I the only one who thought: “Skittles?”


10 posted on 07/24/2013 5:15:39 PM PDT by LouD
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 5:17:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wonder what the Wookie thought of the babe sitting to the President’s right at todays speech?

She was young, stylish and morbidly obese


12 posted on 07/24/2013 5:22:41 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: nascarnation
You are on the right track.

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.

.

14 posted on 07/24/2013 5:24:36 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; GeronL; bboop; tumblindice; mylife; cloudmountain; LouD; bert


15 posted on 07/24/2013 5:26:18 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind each blade of grass.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

...give up your lobsters b****


16 posted on 07/24/2013 5:26:29 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How long before those having babies are given a spoonful of honey from “Mother Michelle”?


17 posted on 07/24/2013 5:29:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


18 posted on 07/24/2013 5:30:34 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


19 posted on 07/24/2013 5:33:46 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

My God, I can’t wait till we are rid of these Chicago grifters. January, 2017 can’t come soon enough.


20 posted on 07/24/2013 5:33:58 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Campaign donations for keeping drinks and snack foods EBT-eligible is love!

All the Dems are in love with fat EBT babies. Hand your baby some cookies and shut her up while you watch TV and do your drugs momma-girls.

And vote Democrat... They care about you!


21 posted on 07/24/2013 5:36:03 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Seaplaner

“People need to learn personal responsibility....”

Well, that leaves Democrats out right off the bat.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 5:37:06 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: bert

“”Wonder what the Wookie thought of the babe sitting to the President’s right at todays speech?””

She looked “white” to me so it doesn’t matter to Mrs. “O” if she was a touch too much overweight... I wondered what they were thinking of placing her in that position. That was pretty awful.


23 posted on 07/24/2013 5:42:30 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I'm so sick of hearing from this HIPPOcritical fat-ass. While she raids our pantries and tells us what we should be eating, her husband and his party of thieves have expanded the food stamp program to allow fast food purchases.
24 posted on 07/24/2013 5:42:48 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She is trying so hard to make herself feel important.

Nobody is going to look at her booty and believe anything she says about food.


25 posted on 07/24/2013 5:43:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Earth to Mooch: STFU!


26 posted on 07/24/2013 5:45:27 PM PDT by Flintlock ("The redcoats are coming" -- TO SEIZE OUR GUNS!!--Paul Revere)
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27 posted on 07/24/2013 5:49:11 PM PDT by mirkwood
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
During the Depression, feeding your children, especially at the expense of yourself, I would gladly consider that an act of love.

Today, I'm not buying it. With the prevalence of fast food and easy welfare dollars, feeding your kids is for keeping them out of your hair while you take selfies and party with your friends.

28 posted on 07/24/2013 5:51:01 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
If food is love, then first lady Michelle Obama says we are “loving ourselves and our kids to death.”


I agree , lets start by making it illegal to purchase cookies , cakes , sodas, chips , snacks and tons of other processed fast foods with EBT cards.

Every time I see an obese person waiting in line at the grocery check out with a cart full of nothing but junk they are paying with EBT cards .

29 posted on 07/24/2013 5:54:01 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

On my best, most gluttonous day, I don’t eat a fraction of what Michelle or her AIDs ridden husband eat. She can keep her overfed, lard @ss out of my business.


30 posted on 07/24/2013 5:54:51 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Judging by the size of her ass, Moochelle has gotten a LOT of love through the years.


31 posted on 07/24/2013 5:55:30 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Mrs. Obama remarked that healthy eating is first and foremost a “community issue.” "

Since when, comrade?

32 posted on 07/24/2013 5:57:01 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hey, you beast, next time you’re shoveling junk food into that gaping maw of yours, stop and take a look at the size of your OWN rear.


33 posted on 07/24/2013 6:03:57 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Okay, First Lady.

Start by getting rid of your own fat ass and avoid being photographed pounding down the junk food in your latest junk-food-junkout.

Talk to me as soon as that happens.

34 posted on 07/24/2013 6:08:40 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Food is love, therefore, we have to give it up...I think not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJEbfeG2oAE
35 posted on 07/24/2013 6:09:39 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hey, this is America. Love yourself all you want, but leave the kids out of it.


36 posted on 07/24/2013 6:24:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Then somebody really loves her backside!


37 posted on 07/24/2013 6:44:07 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

manchelle, fix the lazy, fat, uneducated, drug-addicted black americans and then maybe you can express an opinion about what the rest of us should eat.


38 posted on 07/24/2013 7:14:20 PM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t think I’ve EVER heard someone express Food as being ‘love’. Must be a Wookie thing.


39 posted on 07/24/2013 7:31:46 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 07/24/2013 9:23:59 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t remember...somebody help me out... When was the last time a First Lady spoke at a “The Race” La Raza gathering?

Once an American hating radical, always a radical. They don’t even try to hide it anymore.


41 posted on 07/25/2013 2:38:36 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This from a woman with an ass so big it should have it’s own zip code.


42 posted on 07/25/2013 2:52:09 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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