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  • That new soda tax in Seattle is working out about as well as Chicago’s

    01/10/2018 9:50:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 10,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    As noted in the article, in one of the more creative and admirable moves by a retail chain in recent memory, Costco took to changing their price signs, showing how much the beverages should cost, and then tacking on the new tax as a separate line item. The city government appears to have been caught totally off guard by the visceral response from consumers. The majority opinion out on the streets seems to be that shoppers will be heading outside the city to shop. And considering the fact that a case of soda has now increased in price by enough...
  • Making School Lunch Edible Again

    01/10/2018 9:41:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    For years after Michelle Obama’s ironically named Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students at Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pennsylvania staged an accidental trash can rebellion. As in many districts, waste management companies were the only winners as students dumped lunch into the garbage. For this school year, Penn-Trafford High School instead tossed Mrs. Obama’s school lunch plan and now President Trump is doing the same on a national scale. As with any policy created by coercive utopians to control personal choices, nothing about the Obama plan made sense. Kids, parents and school districts hated it, and its...
  • Sticker shock over Seattle's new sugary drink tax

    01/06/2018 3:36:14 AM PST · by FreedomPoster · 161 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | Jan 5, 2018 - 7:13 PM | Deedee Sun
    People are feeling sticker shock over Seattle’s sugary drink tax. You might’ve seen a picture circulating on social media that shows a more than $10 tax on a $15.99 case of Gatorade at Costco. On Friday, shoppers were taking their own pictures, stunned by the new prices. Advocates of the tax held a press conference on Friday, to explain how the city plans to use the $15 million expected to be raised from the tax in 2018. One Costco shopper loaded a case of Coca-Cola into her cart, not noticing the new price until KIRO7 pointed it out. “That much!”...
  • TRUMP DUMPS Hated Michelle Obama School Lunch Fiasco – Chocolate Milk Is Back!

    12/02/2017 9:22:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2017 | by Jim Hoft
    The Trump administration is ending yet another of Michelle Obama’s hated, overly strict school lunch rules by bringing chocolate milk back to school lunch menus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced a new rule set to take effect on July 1 after the period of public comment. The new rule relaxes sodium limits and Obama’s whole-grain requirements. The rule will also allow milk with one percent fat back on the menu, ABC News reported. “Schools need flexibility in menu planning so they can serve nutritious and appealing meals,” Perdue said this week. “Schools want to offer food that...
  • Lunch ladies praise Trump roll back of Michelle O food rules: ‘A good thing for schools’

    06/23/2017 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Education Action Group News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Victor Skinner
    President Trump is making school lunches great again, or at least a lot better than they were during the Obama administration. Food service directors are applauding recent changes to federal school food regulations imposed on schools as part of Michelle Obama’s campaign against childhood obesity. […] Regulations imposed through the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act put strict limitations on calories, fat, sugar, salt, and other elements of foods served in public schools that participate in the national school lunch or breakfast programs. …
  • Study says french fries may lead to higher risk of death

    06/13/2017 12:54:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    AP ^ | June 13, 2017
    A new American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study says that french fries are linked to a higher risk of death.The study looked at potato consumption for people over 45 but younger than 79. Of the 4,400 people tested over eight years, 236 passed away.
  • Trump’s FDA just took another swipe at Michelle Obama’s food legacy

    06/13/2017 10:19:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2017 | By Caitlin Dewey
    After sustained lobbying from the packaged food and beverage industry, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday an indefinite delay in the launch of Nutrition Fact labels that were intended to help Americans eat more healthfully. The labels, championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama, were supposed to add a special line for “added sugars” and emphasize calorie content in large, bold text. They had been scheduled for rollout in July 2018, with a one-year extension for smaller manufacturers. The delay is the latest reversal of the Obama administration’s nutrition reforms under Trump. On April 27, the FDA also delayed...
  • Michelle Obama criticizes Trump school lunch decision

    05/12/2017 7:38:58 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 55 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2017 | Darlene Superville
    Michelle Obama on Friday criticized a Trump administration decision to delay federal rules aimed at making school lunch healthier, saying kids will end up "eating crap" instead.
  • Michelle Obama on Trump rollback: ‘Think about why someone is okay with your kids eating crap’

    05/12/2017 6:58:57 PM PDT · by blackbetty59 · 94 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2017 | Caitlin Dewey
    A fiery Michelle Obama vigorously defended the healthy eating initiative that was her biggest legacy as First Lady on Friday, telling a public health summit in Washington D.C. that something was “wrong” with an administration that did not want to give consumers nutrition information or teach children to eat healthily. “We gotta make sure we don’t let anybody take us back,” Obama said. “This is where you really have to look at motives, you know. You have to stop and think, why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you?
  • Michelle Obama on kids complaining about school meals: 'We are the adults in the room'

    05/12/2017 11:38:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 99 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 12, 2017 | by Kimberly Leonard
    Former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday bashed critics who complain that kids don't like the healthier food served under the school meal changes implemented during the Obama administration. "How about we not let kids completely guide everything?" she said, speaking at the annual summit on childhood obesity for the Partnership for a Healthier America. "How about we stop asking kids how they feel about their food? Kids, my kids included, if they could eat pizza and french fries every day with ice cream on top and a soda, they would think they were happy, until they got sick. "That...
  • Chocolate milk heading back to school, thanks to Trump and Congress

    05/01/2017 1:29:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 1, 2017 | BY LINDSAY WISE
    Chocolate milk is coming back on the school lunch menu. So is white bread and saltier food. Several paragraphs tucked into in a massive 1,665-page government spending bill released on Monday would relax Obama-era nutrition standards for school lunches. On page 101 of the spending bill due for congressional votes later this week, the Secretary of Agriculture is directed to allow states to grant schools exemptions so they can serve flavored, low-fat milk and bread products that are not whole grain rich. “If kids aren’t eating the food, and it’s ending up in the trash, they aren’t getting any nutrition...
  • Under threat in Washington, first lady's food legacy may live on elsewhere

    12/18/2016 1:22:52 PM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies
    reuters ^ | Dec. 18, 2016 | Chris Prentice
    Michelle Obama will be ceding the title of first lady to Melania Trump next month, but she may hold for some time the other distinction she earned during her time in the White House: America's best known advocate for healthy food. The non-profit organization she helped create as first lady, Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), where she is honorary chair, will continue its work convincing food companies to improve nutrition content and labeling of products, the group said. "Michelle Obama has been a tremendous leader in this space," said Larry Soler, president and chief executive of the group. "That...
  • Ag Secretary to America: Stop Wasting Food, Cut Back Portions

    10/04/2016 12:31:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 181 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/4/16 | Bridget Johnson
    WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said America needs to stop wasting food, even if that means teaching people to cut back on the amount of food on their plates. Speaking at the National Press Club on Monday, the former Iowa governor said long-term food insecurity "is a challenge, because we're going to have to increase food production -- I've seen anywhere from 50 to 70 percent in the next 35 years -- to meet a growing world population." "But the first step, and the one way the USDA can provide help and assistance to meet this need, is to...
  • Navy sailors blame Michelle Obama for fried food ban

    07/15/2015 2:18:03 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Sun Times National ^ | July 15, 2015 | BY CHAD MERDA
    The Navy is implementing a plan to cut fried foods out of its chow halls, and some sailors aren’t pleased with it, taking aim at Michelle Obama. But it turns out there’s no reason for them to be busting out the #ThanksObama on social media. While the first lady has worked to get healthier food on the school lunch menu, she has nothing to do with setting the Navy’s nutrition policy. In addition to the elimination of fried foods, whole milk will be replaced with skim, while fruits and vegetables will be pushed more.
  • Schaumburg girl’s quinoa burger a winner in Michelle Obama’s ‘healthy lunch' contest

    07/05/2015 8:24:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | July 4, 2015 | sontiveros
    Nine-year-old Shreya Patel of Schaumburg will be among the young winners of Michelle Obama’s “healthy lunchtime challenge” who’ll get to dine with the first lady at the White House later this week. Her garam masala quinoa burger with raita was chosen as the winning recipe entered from Illinois, winning her a spot at the awards luncheon Friday. Entries had to be healthy, affordable and tasty. Shreya wrote in an essay accompanying her entry that she’s been cooking since she was 3 and said she loves to “mix, measure, chop and even clean up afterwards.” Here’s her recipe: GARAM MASALA QUINOA...
  • FDA orders food manufacturers to stop using trans fat within three years

    06/16/2015 11:58:02 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | 6-16-2015 | Jen Christenson
    Artificial trans fat will have to disappear from the American diet, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on Tuesday ruled that trans fat is not "generally recognized as safe" for use in human food. The department gave food manufacturers three years to remove the partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, from their products. The companies can petition the FDA for a special permit to use it, but no PHOs can be added to human food unless otherwise approved by the FDA. Eating a diet rich in trans fat is linked to higher body weight, heart disease and...
  • WV teacher threatened with fine for violating Michelle O’s school snack rules

    06/01/2015 3:42:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    eagnews.org ^ | June 1, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    WILLIAMSON, W.V. – Students and parents are rallying to the defense of a teacher who is accused of violating federal school snack rules. The Williamson PreK-8 teacher, who was not identified, would give her students “wrapped candy” as a reward for their hard work and good behavior. Because the practice was an alleged violation of the federal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama, Mingo County Schools Director of Child Nutrition Kay Maynard “placed a call to officials at the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) to report the incident,” the Williamson Daily News reports. Maynard also spoke to Williamson...
  • S’mores no more? Feds wage war of culinary aggression

    05/30/2015 11:54:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    I have disturbing news to share with you from our federal government. The USDA wants Americans to remove chocolate and marshmallows and fire from our summertime s’mores. Instead—the USDA is suggesting we load up the graham crackers with strawberries and low-fat yogurt. That’s not a s’more. That’s a fruit salad with an oversized graham cracker crouton. Over the past six years the Obama administration has waged a War of Culinary Aggression against lard-loving Americans. …
  • Feds to Use Social Media to Combat Complaints about Michelle O School Lunches

    05/15/2015 3:15:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/15/15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing back against a campaign criticizing First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules by showing one picture of a somewhat appetizing child’s lunch. “They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the digital age we have ample opportunity to document and broadcast every moment, meeting and meal,” wrote Deborah Kane, the national director of the USDA Farm to School Program, in a blog post Thursday. “We have all seen those unappetizing photos of food served at school that quickly go viral,” she said. “A lonesome whole wheat bun atop a sad...
  • What could McDonald's do to fix its business?

    04/24/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT · by G Larry · 88 replies
    My Way via Drudge ^ | Apr 24, 2015 | CANDICE CHOI
    When it comes to McDonald's, everyone seems to have an opinion about what the company needs to do differently. After turning in another quarter of sliding sales and profit, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said the chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fortunes on May 4. Among the challenges it is facing are intensifying competition and an image for serving junk food that it just can't seem to shake.