Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Michelle Obama to Announce Food Initiative With Disney Theme Parks
ABC News ^

Posted on 06/04/2012 4:57:49 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama to Announce Food Initiative With Disney Theme Parks

First lady Michelle Obama will appear with Disney CEO Bob Iger in Washington Tuesday to announce an expansion of the media company’s food guidelines. Disney representatives say the corporation will be making health-conscious revisions to menus at their theme parks and resorts, though the details and scope of their implementation are yet to be revealed.”

Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

Michelle Obama has made promotion of nutrition and exercise a major theme of her tenure as first lady, particularly concerning children. The administration says her “Let’s Move” campaign has led 1,500 American schools to adopt healthier menus and fitness programs. Several large food distributors have also partnered with the initiative to cut back on calories in their products or expand their stores into neighborhoods without ready access to healthy foods.

Nor is this her first partnership with Disney. In February the first lady visited ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World to host athletic and dance games for children at the theme park, alongside professional athletes and Disney stars.

Some critics of the president have targeted Michelle Obama’s initiatives for what they view as unneeded government intrusion into their private lives. Last week on “Good Morning America,” the first lady said it was about a larger issue.

“That’s not really what “Let’s Move!” has ever been about,” she said, “This isn’t about government telling people what to do.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bobiger; disney; flotus; foodnazis; foodpolice; letsmove; mobama
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-53 next last
No comment.........
1 posted on 06/04/2012 4:57:55 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

No problem. I’ve been to Disneyland enough times in my life.

I have no need of getting trapped in theme parks with Michelle Obama’s idea of good food.


2 posted on 06/04/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Good. All freeborn Americans should boycott these parks for knuckling under to the scold-in-chief.


3 posted on 06/04/2012 5:00:59 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I’m sure the shareholders are going to love this. Bob Iger should be fired forthwith for allowing somebody with no expertise in the theme park business tell him what food we ought to have in the parks.

Is she even a shareholder? We know she’s a lawyer, and not a successful theme park operator, nutritionist, or pixie-dust spreader for that matter.


4 posted on 06/04/2012 5:01:12 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
mooch-elle nobama has made spending taxpayers money on extravagant personal vacations her major theme of her term as worst lady.
5 posted on 06/04/2012 5:06:15 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Well let’s hear it for the moose. Ain’t she grand. Between her and Bloomberg the only thing the common person will have to eat is weeds, roots, and twigs. Let’s go to D-Land and get some Tofu carrot surprise.


6 posted on 06/04/2012 5:06:50 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Wookie food for the Majerk Kingdumb.


7 posted on 06/04/2012 5:07:53 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

After Disneyland went gay, I dropped them from consideration. Besides, we have been there too many times already.

Dear God, remove the Obama tribe from our lives.


8 posted on 06/04/2012 5:08:06 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; ...

Ol’ Thunder Thighs is not gonna tell ME what to eat!

Nanny State PING!


9 posted on 06/04/2012 5:08:10 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shalom aleichem

Good. All freeborn Americans should boycott these parks for knuckling under to the scold-in-chief.


Another 4 years of 0bama and no one will be able to afford to go to Disney World.


10 posted on 06/04/2012 5:10:33 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
" Last week on “Good Morning America,” the first lady said it was about a larger issue."

Yeah, like your fat ass Mooch.

11 posted on 06/04/2012 5:13:03 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Have all your Freepers forgotten how large this woman’s posterior is? How in the world can she be taken seriously by anyone when she is grossly overweight. Hasn’t any of her 43 personal assistants held the mirror on her ass, or are they all giggling?


12 posted on 06/04/2012 5:13:41 PM PDT by laweeks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I just can’t shake this suspicion that somewhere, there exists a photo of Michelle at the Pioneer Hall Hoop-Dee-Doo Review (dinner show), stuffing her face with fried chicken, pork ribs and strawberry shortcake.


13 posted on 06/04/2012 5:16:28 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
One of the great mysteries in life for me was I was always eating turkey breast on my sandwiches and I wondered where all the turkey legs went. I just figured it was all used in turkey soups and such, until I went to Disney World. During my trip to the Magic Kingdom I saw all the little fat kids running around with a fried turkey leg in their greasy little fists and that mystery was solved.

All that aside, yes Disney does serve over indulgent food, but since very few people go more than once every couple years, and the prices are sky high, I don't really see Disney as the big threat. You can't legislate the fat off people. They have to make that decision themselves. The first step for a lot of people is to get off the defective food pyramid the government has been pushing for 40 years and get on a diet that helps the body perform.

14 posted on 06/04/2012 5:17:23 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Okay I don't care if I get banned but this big boned woman is a bitch and I wish she would spend more time with her kids and leave me and my kids alone. So now if I want to go to Disney I have to take a plane and most likely get molested at the airport for my safety and once I get o the park I can only eat what MO cooks up. No thanks I will just pass on anything Obama related. I have had enough of her and her skinny hot dog, hamburger and dog eating husband.
15 posted on 06/04/2012 5:17:45 PM PDT by funfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
 
 
Effing hell.
 
Why doesn't that Wide Load just shut the F up, take up a pasttime that'll keep her out of sight and mind, like playing solitaire so we don't have her corrupt maunderings inflicted upon us at every turn. There is the positive flip-side of tiresome over-exposure for her and pResident Twinkle-britches, but damn, it gets old.
 
 

16 posted on 06/04/2012 5:18:37 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: funfan
...big boned woman...

Those big bones are covered with big meat!

17 posted on 06/04/2012 5:20:03 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Vegetarian turkey drumsticks.

Bean sprout funnel cakes.

Yum...


18 posted on 06/04/2012 5:20:50 PM PDT by moovova (New requirements for President: Birth certificate AND a urine test.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Buying Disney’s food is highway robbery anyway.

Sounds like a Mickey Mouse operation.

Finally, is there ANYPLACE in America these America-Haters won’t invade? Their Marxism is repugnant. Anyone with a bit of education regarding Soviet tactics knows sports and activity (”Let’s Move!”) were a major part of the propaganda to the masses.


19 posted on 06/04/2012 5:26:43 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
I'm really looking forward to the day we can be done with this fat.........

Never mind.

20 posted on 06/04/2012 5:31:55 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Just go to your local amusement park. I think just about everyone lives within driving distance of one. You can have as much fun there as at Disneyworld, and you avoid the hassles mentioned above.


21 posted on 06/04/2012 5:41:08 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Solution:

Cevapcici, sarma, and slivovica for all!!!! (Well, no slivovica for the kids!)

http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Serbian_Cuisine

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slivovitz


22 posted on 06/04/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Too bad these CEOs don’t tell Moochie to sod off.

Oh wait, Disney is ABC News...never mind!


23 posted on 06/04/2012 5:52:32 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Michelle Sez: "I eat these so you won't have to."


24 posted on 06/04/2012 5:54:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Does this include Disney fleet of floating theme park cruise ships too?

chip away a little freedom here, a little freedom there.. before ya know it..


25 posted on 06/04/2012 6:02:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Coming soon to all Disney Parks Mickey's Mooshell's hookah bar - halal lamb, chickpeas, tea, qat and hashish. No substitutions.
26 posted on 06/04/2012 6:07:43 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

Been there a couple of times myself, found the food too expensive and not all that good, suggest you get stamped , go out and eat and come back.


27 posted on 06/04/2012 6:09:38 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RinaseaofDs

We know she WAS a lawyer!
I don’t believe she is one now.


28 posted on 06/04/2012 6:17:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Official Food Nazi Diet: Dirt, Air & Water


29 posted on 06/04/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

30 posted on 06/04/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Michelle Obama to Announce Food Initiative With Disney Theme Parks

I was sure this was a John Semmens thread.

31 posted on 06/04/2012 6:40:43 PM PDT by TChad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

They’re going to be voted out in November, and she’s still trying to tell the nation what to eat. Is there no limit to the Obamas’ foolishness?


32 posted on 06/04/2012 6:41:56 PM PDT by abclily
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Never been to a Disney park, and now i have a valid reason. If that control freak is spreading her food control freak garbage there I want nothing to do with it. Trust me, I will be letting everyone know.. heh spread the word and make their choice of food policewoman known far and wide.


33 posted on 06/04/2012 6:49:31 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

You know what sucks?
Even if Obama gets voted out of office we will never be rid of these aholes!
Like the Clinton’s and Jimmy Carter they just wont go away!


34 posted on 06/04/2012 6:49:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Never take financial advice form a bankrupt financial adviser, and never take dietary advice from a fat *ss wookie.
35 posted on 06/04/2012 6:53:41 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hal ogen

“mooch-elle nobama has made spending taxpayers money on extravagant personal vacations her major theme of her term as worst lady.”

Agreed. Gloria Allred comes a close second. Someone has to chase the ambulance.


36 posted on 06/04/2012 6:56:00 PM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: USNBandit

“The first step for a lot of people is to get off the defective food pyramid the government has been pushing for 40 years and get on a diet that helps the body perform.”

Only if they want to. It is a choice.


37 posted on 06/04/2012 6:59:43 PM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: funfan

“I have had enough of her and her skinny hot dog, hamburger and dog eating husband.”

I don’t know what to say. He apparently was elected, apparently was born in Hawaii, apparently was the bearer of hope and change, and we invited this foul stench from the bowels of hell with it. And if you can believe it, he stands a good chance of being re-elected.

The fault lies not with the “O”, but with his galaxy of starstruck followers. Anybody remember the People’s Temple and the Good Reverend Jimmie Jones?


38 posted on 06/04/2012 7:18:13 PM PDT by awaken2spirit (When one fornicates with ignorance, the result of that union is chaos.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
miclelle4

ES2929-Sokkia-Brush-Axe-Replacement-Handle-813009-md

Urban Dictionary (Not needed for us Seasoned Citizens. lol)

1. axe handles

A method for discussing the width of a girl's ass without her knowledge. Ass width measured by how many ax handles, laid horizontally, would constitute the diameter of her rear end.

Is she cute?

No man, she's at least 2 ax handles

39 posted on 06/04/2012 7:20:56 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Be a real shame if her gay, commie husband lost in a couple of months and she couldn’t implement this bullshit. /sarc


40 posted on 06/04/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: laweeks

41 posted on 06/04/2012 7:33:13 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: awaken2spirit
Funny you mention Jim Jones as I do remember it and it just so happens the aide to Congressman Leo Ryan who was killed by Jim Jones guards in Guyana, Jackie Speir D) who was shot but survived is my House Rep. I saw her in a Jones Towns documentary talking about Jones and all he had promised his followers and how wonderful it all was to be. When I watched it I was amazed because I saw Jim Jones in Obama’s persona yet Jackie was and still is clueless.
42 posted on 06/04/2012 7:57:27 PM PDT by funfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
Does this include Disney fleet of floating theme park cruise ships too?

That's an extremely good question.
Because nothing says high-seas expected food fare like all you can eat bean-sprouts...nothing

43 posted on 06/04/2012 8:18:03 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Poor Walt....a true GOP guy....he must be spinning in his grave.......Disney working with the Wookie is disgusting


44 posted on 06/05/2012 1:41:59 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: awaken2spirit
Only if they want to. It is a choice.

That's why I said "for a lot of people" instead of "Michelle Obama" or "the Government" needs to get people. The food pyramid is a product of the "we're here to help" government.

45 posted on 06/05/2012 2:41:19 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Disney theme parks was on the list of places and businesses to avoid back in 2008 when Obama was elected.

I bet very few people remember the plan of the economic sit down to protest the socialistic Federal takeover.

Obama keeps grabbing a fire hose to put out the brush fires, problem is he hasn’t been told the fire hydrants are not giving him water. Its the people, the grassroots minority are sitting out the economy, its all against Barry.

BTW, I had a vision that Barry has a stroke of some kind in the near future. Doubtful anyone will hear of it though.


46 posted on 06/05/2012 3:15:12 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Has ABC taken their story down?


47 posted on 06/05/2012 4:42:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

She is also going after the Food Network, Resturant Impossible chef to add to her string of fools.

Schools are now feeding most kids, so they are mostly at fault. That and food stamps. Ever watch them go through the check out line? JUNK FOOD DELUXE, very little good food in the carts. Cookies, candy, soda, chips, you name the snack and it takes up most of the cart.

Why are food stamp users even able to purchase these products, when laundry soap, bar soap and TP are more important.

Then they get money back and go buy cigs and lottery tickets at the customer counter.


48 posted on 06/05/2012 4:59:35 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Michelle, aka the lesser of two evils, and the Disney CEO will both have a rude aakening when enough visitors to the theme parks say, "Do you have any real food? No way am I eating this crap!"

People do not go on vacation to diet.

49 posted on 06/05/2012 5:02:43 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mass55th

That looks like a real great piece of junk food she is shoveling into her pie hole.

50 posted on 06/05/2012 5:06:32 AM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter or president who FAILS to keep faith with the Military, WON'T keep faith with U)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-53 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson