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  • Al Gore: ‘It’s Time For A National Policy On Food’

    11/12/2014 8:45:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    And you’ll never guess why! Well, unless you guessed “global warming,” which is what you did the moment you saw Al Gore’s name. He cannot and will not shut up about it. And I, for one, don’t want him to.Here’s the President of the Environment: It’s time for a national policy on food. Brilliant essay in today’s Washington Post: http://t.co/bvGjpej5wN— Al Gore (@algore) November 9, 2014 If Al Gore thinks it’s brilliant, it must be hilarious. Let’s take a look!
  • Rand Paul to Michelle Obama: Look at me — I’m at Dunkin’ Donuts

    10/17/2014 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Bettyprob · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Sen. Rand Paul took a playful jab at Michelle Obama and her healthy eating initiatives that condemn all types of junk food, tweeting to her handle to let her know the location of his first New Hampshire stop — Dunkin’ Donuts. He wrote, to his nearly half a million followers: “Just arrived in Manchester, New Hampshire. First stop: @DunkinDonuts cc: @MichelleObama,” The Hill reported. He didn’t specify his menu choices — but the jab was obviously at Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” anti-obesity campaign. The first lady has fielded considerable fire from schools, parents and hungry students who say her cafeteria...
  • Feds ban school’s beloved “pink cookie” (Elyria OH)

    08/22/2014 9:01:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    School children in Elyria, Ohio are mourning the demise of a 40-year tradition – the loss of their beloved pink cookie. The fabled cookie, long served in local school cafeterias, was done in by a pound of butter, six cups of powdered sugar and the Obama administration’s food police. […] The USDA “Smart Snacks in School” standards mandate that all snacks must contain less than 200 calories. It’s not exactly clear how many calories are in the pink cookie, but the recipe for the frosting calls for a pound of butter. The cookie was banished to comply with the federal...
  • Teachers lounge vending machines exempt from new federal snack rules

    08/18/2014 9:17:11 AM PDT · by W. · 27 replies
    Eagnews.org ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    The school teachers lounge is a respite from more than just bratty kids. It’s a safe zone from the long arm of Michelle Obama’s food police. Students are already revolting against the newly-implemented school snack regulations that affect what is sold in vending machines. They will probably be equally upset to learn the vending machine just across the hall – in the teachers lounge – is exempt from the regulations.
  • Food fight: Military leaders deploying to save Michelle O’s school lunch overhaul

    08/13/2014 12:47:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    EAGnews.org ^ | August 12, 2014 | Kyle Olson
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Some 500 former military leaders are deploying to Capitol Hill in an attempt to save Michelle Obama’s changes to the National School Lunch Program. Politico reports:
  • Michelle Obama isn’t banning bake sales, birthday cake

    08/04/2014 11:28:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/4/14 | Gail Sullivan
    “Put Down the Cupcake: New Ban Hits School Bake Sales” a Wall Street Journal headline warned. The Daily Caller blamed the first lady: “Michelle Obama’s Meddling In School Lunches Now Causes BAKE SALE BANS.” But no, the government isn’t waging a war on brownies. School bake sales haven’t been banned as some recent headlines have suggested. Nor does little Johnny have to bring carrot sticks instead of cupcakes to share with classmates on his birthday. New rules requiring healthier foods in public schools took effect July 1 as a result of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act passed in 2010. They...
  • Michelle Obama Vows To 'Take A Break' From French Fries

    07/18/2014 10:06:59 AM PDT · by bkopto · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2014 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    First Lady Michelle Obama revealed Friday that she has decided to “take a break” from french fries at the White House Kids State Dinner. The First Lady made her comments during President Obama’s speech at the dinner, where he revealed the eating habits of his family. Obama revealed that his biggest food vice was chips and guacamole. “When I see a bowl of chips and guacamole, I lose my mind,” Obama said. He also revealed that Michelle Obama’s biggest weakness was french fries before she interrupted him. “I’m making a vow, I’m going to take a break from French Fries,”...
  • Mrs. Obama Declares War on Chick-fil-A

    07/15/2014 12:07:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 07/15/2014 | Todd Starnes
    The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed...
  • School Officials Try Healthier Cafeteria Options

    07/14/2014 3:53:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 14, 2014 | By PHILIP MARCELO
    Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky students. "I have my work cut out for me," said Sara Gasiorowski, who was among the roughly 6,500 people attending a conference for school nutrition professionals at the convention center. This fall, new requirements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will alter the makeup of school meals, calling for less sodium and more fruits and vegetables. Grain-based foods such as...
  • Washington Post: Can we please cut it out with all of this anti-GMO asininity?

    06/03/2014 12:38:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Human beings have been using various agricultural techniques to genetically modify (i.e., breed for preferred traits in) their food for thousands of years, and the more recent and more rapidly innovative advent of genetically modified foods via laboratory has helped scientists and farmers to develop hardier, more nutritious, pest-and-weather-resistant crops that have the ability to feed more people while using up less space and fewer resources (which, I might mention, is a pretty great environmental development to boot).Despite their boundless potential for feeding the hungry and alleviate poverty the world over, genetically modified organisms have inspired a small but...
  • NEW REPORT: More Than 1 Million Kids Have Stopped Eating Michelle Obama’s “Healthy” School Lunches…

    05/24/2014 4:21:19 PM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | May 24, 2014 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    Michelle Obama’s new dietary restrictions is so bad that they can’t even GIVE the food away. A million kids have turned away from Obama’s school lunch and schools are feeling the huge hit. Via The Hill: More than a million kids confronted by healthier school lunches are turning up their noses, leaving the cafeteria and heading out to get a burger instead. The difficulty in getting students to eat lower-fat, lower-sodium meals is at the center of a food fight between House Republicans and first lady Michelle Obama that erupted this week.
  • New Union Ad Says Beer in Grocery Stores 'Kills Children'

    05/04/2014 11:13:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    The liquor store union in Pennsylvania is on the ropes. Right now if one wants to buy beer or liquor in the Keystone State one must buy it from the state owned liquor stores. Run by state employees. But soon Pennsylvania will likely join the civilized world in allowing its residents to buy beer the way God intended. From a gas station. This is curtains for the liquor store employee union and it is not giving up without a fight. The spin guys for the union put together this ad to warn us that if booze was taken out of...
  • Leftists Outraged That Bubba Watson Hit Waffle House After Masters Win

    04/15/2014 4:45:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 99 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 15, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Bubba Watson won the Masters on Sunday. After all the hullabaloo at the course, at the club, after winning, there's the green jacket, champions dinner, at about 12:30, one o'clock in the morning on Monday he took his family to his favorite place, the Waffle House. The left is livid. They are enraged that he would take young kids to the Waffle House and feed them poison. I am not kidding! They are enraged. The left is outraged over this, some of them are, that Bubba Watson has so much attention focused on him and would use...
  • D.C. May Soon Tell You What to Eat to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    03/25/2014 12:49:48 AM PDT · by kingattax · 25 replies
    The Foundry ^ | March 24, 2014 | Mallory Carr and Daren Bakst
    The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) may soon be telling you what you should eat to reduce your “carbon footprint.” In order to—ostensibly—prevent global warming and reduce our national carbon footprint, Washington is already telling Americans what light bulbs they can buy, and what buildings in which they should want to live and work. Now, food could be the next frontier. Currently, the USDA and HHS are drafting their 2015 Dietary Guidelines. Every five years, the USDA and HHS issue recommendations for Americans on what constitutes a healthy diet. As Dr. Barbara...
  • White House Sets New Limits on Junk Food Ads in Schools: Part of Michelle's "Let's Move" initiative

    02/25/2014 3:15:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | February 25, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    The Obama administration laid out new restrictions on the marketing of junk food and sugary drinks in schools on Tuesday. The new rules from the White House and the Department of Agriculture prohibit advertisements for unhealthy foods on school campuses during the school day, including sugary drinks that account for 90 percent of such ads in school. An ad for regular Coca-Cola, for example, would be banned from appearing on a scoreboard at a high school football game, though ads for Diet Coke and Dasani water, owned by the same company, would be allowed. Junk food ads like a Coca-Cola...
  • ‘Let’s Move!’ calls the waste of 141 trillion calories of food per year ‘inspirational’

    02/24/2014 6:18:09 PM PST · by orwell2112 · 29 replies
    Thoughtgrime ^ | February 25, 2014 | Sisyphus
    WASHINGTON — (TG) “Let’s Move!,” the anti-obesity campaign launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, is rushing to the defense of Americans in the wake of a shameful study by the Department of Agriculture revealing that despite a raging epidemic of obesity that shows no sign of abating, nearly one third of the food produced in the U.S. ends up in the trash rather than in one of the nation’s 316 million ever-expanding stomachs. That stacks up to 33 million tons – worth an estimated $161 billion and containing a staggering 141 trillion calories of energy – discarded each year. While...
  • CVS tobacco ban just the start. Next: soda

    02/09/2014 2:20:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2014 | Derrick Z. Jackson
    IT IS GREAT CVS is ending cigarette sales by October, and I know exactly what other dangerous products should go behind the counter when the wall of cancer sticks comes down: Coke, Pepsi, Gatorade, Red Bull, and all other sugary beverages. I say this because I take CVS’s new public health pronouncements seriously. In announcing the tobacco ban, CVS chief medical officer Troyen Brennan said the drugstore industry is positioning itself to offer more clinical services for chronic diseases. He wrote Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association that it is a “paradox” to sell cigarettes as pharmacies...
  • Illinois Health Officials Shut Down 11-Year-Old's Cupcake Business

    01/29/2014 11:55:18 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 29, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    Sixth-grader Chloe Stirling learned a tough lesson about government regulation of small businesses, no matter how delicious they are.The Belleville News-Democrat ran a story about an 11-year-old girl making about $200 a month selling cupcakes that apparently left a bad taste in the mouths of Illinois health officials. Middle-schooler Chloe Stirling of Troy, Ill., quickly learned a tough lesson about government regulation on small businesses after the story ran on Sunday. Madison County Health Department officials informed her family that the pastry party was over on Monday. “They called and said they were shutting us down,” said Chloe’s mother, Heather...
  • Businesses Fail When They Do What's Politically Correct Instead of What Customers Want

    01/28/2014 9:17:37 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 1/27/14 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hi. How are you? Welcome back. Great to have you. It's the EIB Network and Rush Limbaugh. "McDonald's Fighting to be 'Relevant' to Customers, CEO Concedes." You know, I've got some thoughts about this. "After outperforming rivals for years, McDonald's Corp. is facing a shift in eating habits toward foods people feel are fresher or healthier. The company has added options such as chicken wraps and breakfast sandwiches made with egg whites to keep up with the trend. But it's received a 'muted response.'" It isn't working. Healthier foods received a muted response. I mean, who could...
  • New survey: Despite Michelle Obama, Americans are eating less healthy

    12/01/2013 8:35:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | November 30, 2013 | Andrew Malcolm
    According to the Obama White House, the first family consumed a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey, honey-baked ham, cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, greens, green bean casserole, dinner rolls and macaroni and cheese.Then, the family washed all that down with nine kinds of pies: huckleberry, pecan, sweet potato, peach, apple, pumpkin, banana cream, coconut cream and chocolate cream.For years now First Lady Michelle Obama has been pushing her program called "Let's Move" for more exercise and better foods. She wants Americans to eat healthier, homemakers and schools to prepare her healthier recommended meals and to require restaurants to...
  • 'They're coming after your doughnuts,' warns Rand Paul

    11/12/2013 6:55:43 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/12/13 | Charlie Spiering
    "They're coming after your doughnuts!" the Kentucky Republican said, referring to the Food and Drug Administration decision to ban trans fats. Paul added that if the FDA was banning trans fats, the employees of the agency should be forced to get healthy themselves. "I say we should line every one of them up. I want to see how skinny or how fat the FDA agents are that are making the rules on this," Paul said.
  • Washington's Nannies Go After America's Trans Fats

    11/11/2013 5:26:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Prohibition: Washington is moving to ban trans fats. The obvious question, of course, is what will it ban next? If it can outlaw trans fats, it can outlaw anything. Is taking away choice what we want government to do? Trans fats, also called partially hydrogenated oils by many, have been in our foods for decades. These artificial fats help extend shelf life and in some cases simply make food taste better. Activists, though, tell us they're not healthy. We're not going to debate the issue. The health concerns of trans fats are not the point. But this is: Where does...
  • McDonald's Ditches Soda In Happy Meal Menus [Clinton Global Arm Twist]

    09/27/2013 4:39:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 9/26/13 | Maureen Morrison
    McDonald's will offer side salads and fruit as an option in its value meals in its bigger markets, and will also begin pushing healthier drinks for its Happy Meals. The moves are part of a number of health-centric global initiatives the chain announced today with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit founded by the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association to reduce childhood obesity.
  • Michelle knows best what Americans should be drinking

    09/10/2013 4:40:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    First healthy eating, now healthy drinking. First lady Michelle Obama has teamed up with Hollywood star — and potato-chip promoter — Eva Longoria to push Americans to drink more water. The pair is set to kick off the water-drinking push at a high school in the aptly named Watertown, Wisc., community on Thursday, The Hill reported. It’s the next step in Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign to fight obesity rates around the nation and especially among America’s youth. Ms. Longoria has been one of the Obamas’ loudest supporters. She spoke at the Democratic National Convention and urged liberals to donate...
  • Students fill garbage cans with Michelle mandated foods

    07/21/2013 2:22:52 PM PDT · by usalady · 77 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 20,2013 | Martha
    School administrations continue to hang posters in cafeterias trying to convince students that what is being fed to them is "fun food" which is healthier for them than the foods they enjoy eating. Meanwhile schools are having to purchase more garbage cans to contain the Michelle mandated foods that kids are dumping, some preferring to go hungry rather than eat "required" foods. Students just throw away the food being forced on them by the US Government.
  • Obama claims broccoli is his favorite food [as believable as skeet shooting "all the time"]

    07/10/2013 5:29:42 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 9, 2013
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama likes burgers, hot dogs and such, but when it came time to answer a kid journalist's question about his favorite food, broccoli was the first word that sprang from his lips. This revelation came on Tuesday at a White House event that recognized children who won a healthy recipe contest, as part of first lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign. Having fun with the children, Obama agreed to take two questions from the journalists among them. The first asked what was Obama's favorite food. Broccoli was the presidential reply, according to a White House aide.
  • Michelle O Wants Textbooks to ‘Swap Cupcakes for Apples’ in Math Problems

    05/24/2013 9:23:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 63 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/24/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) – First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is praising textbook publishers for “swapping out cupcakes for apples in math problems,” in a campaign to incorporate health information into the learning resources for kids. “Today at the White House, we celebrated a group of educational publishers on their development of voluntary guidance to incorporate health information into textbooks and other learning materials,” Let’s Move! said in a blog post entitled, “Cookies 2 Carrots,” on Wednesday. “Publishers are making simple changes, like swapping out cupcakes for apples in math problems,” the anti-obesity initiative noted. “They are also finding ways...
  • Americans to the Obamas on exercising more: 'You take the hike!' [USA Ignores Michelle]

    05/06/2013 2:00:25 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | 5/6/13 | Andrew Malcolm
    For a long time conservatives have warned that the heavy propaganda and regulatory hands of the Obama administration were not going to change the exercise or eating habits of 315 million Americans... Now comes early statistical proof that after reelecting Obama with fewer votes the second time and 1,567 days of his reign of government intervention and stimulation, many Americans are deciding that maybe the Obamas' plans for their lives do not fit their plans for their own lives.
  • Minn. Lawmakers Consider "Snack Tax"

    03/13/2013 3:56:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 38 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 3/13/13 | Stephen Tellier
    From popcorn to pretzels, and cookies to corn chips -- a new bill would slap the state sales tax on a wide range of snack foods, and it could make your grocery bill balloon. The so-called "snack tax" bill would apply Minnesota's sales tax to potato chips, pretzels, cheese puffs, popcorn, nuts, trail mix, cookies, pastries, and ice cream. The bill was heard in a House committee for the first time on Wednesday afternoon, but no vote was taken. Five Eyewitness News went to Tim and Tom's Speedy Market in St. Paul and stocked up on pretty much everything on...
  • Piers Morgan Defends Bloomberg's Soda Ban

    03/12/2013 12:33:06 PM PDT · by pacificpundit · 33 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/12/13 | Matt Hadro
    "I agree with Mayor Bloomberg," Morgan asserted. "And what's the point of being a mayor of a city like New York? He's been big on gun control, big on smoking – he wants New Yorkers to be fitter and healthier. What is wrong with that?"
  • NBC-MSNBC loon Mika Brzezinski meltdown after Bloomberg soda Jihad over turned – Soda makers poisoni

    03/12/2013 1:26:25 PM PDT · by pacificpundit · 56 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 3/12/13 | FAM Blog
    If you thought Nanny Bloomberg’s meltdown was bad yesterday when the judge smacked down his soda jihad, you have to watch NBC/MSNBC leftist hack Mika Brzezinski meltdown this morning on Morning Joe. Her temper tantrum made Nanny Bloomberg look calm, cool and collected. Brzezinski, whined about how soda makers are ‘poising and killing our children,’ ‘liquid sugar and sugar is poison,’ etc.
  • Judge Halts New York City Soda Ban

    03/11/2013 12:41:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 106 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March11 , 2013 | MICHAEL HOWARD SAUL
    <p>A state judge on Monday stopped Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration from banning the sale of large sugary drinks at New York City restaurants and other venues, a major defeat for a mayor who has made public-health initiatives a cornerstone of his tenure.</p>
  • Healthier schools: Goodbye candy and greasy snacks

    02/02/2013 2:20:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 5:24 PM EST | Mary Clare Jalonick
    Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful, a change that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus. Under new rules the Department of Agriculture proposed Friday, school vending machines would start selling water, lower-calorie sports drinks, diet sodas and baked chips instead. Lunchrooms that now sell fatty “ŕ la carte” items like mozzarella sticks and nachos would have to switch to healthier pizzas, low-fat...
  • New rules aim to get rid of junk foods in schools

    02/02/2013 6:29:43 AM PST · by DJ MacWoW · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2013 3:15 AM (ET) | By MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools. For the first time, the government is proposing broad new standards to make sure all foods sold in schools are more healthful. Under the new rules the Agriculture Department proposed Friday, foods like fatty chips, snack cakes, nachos and mozzarella sticks would be taken out of lunch lines and vending machines. In their place would be foods like baked chips, trail mix, diet sodas, lower-calorie sports drinks and low-fat hamburgers.
  • What will Michelle Obama do with 4 more years?

    01/26/2013 3:39:32 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 72 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/26/2013 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama has a new look, both in person and online, and with the president's re-election, she has four more years as first lady, too. That's got many people wondering: What will she do with them? Take on a new cause? Travel more? Trace the path of another first lady and keep the Obama political brand alive by running for office? The answers are to be determined. The first lady is trying to figure out what comes next for this self-described "mom in chief" who also is a champion of healthier eating, an advocate for military families,...
  • Do penalties for smokers and the obese make sense?

    01/26/2013 12:59:43 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 69 replies
    Record Online ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | Mike Stobbe
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Faced with the high cost of caring for smokers and overeaters, experts say society must grapple with a blunt question: Instead of trying to penalize them and change their ways, why not just let these health sinners die?
  • Foes of NYC Soda Size Limit Doubt Racial Fairness

    01/23/2013 7:10:51 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 23 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | Jennifer Peltz
    Opponents of the city's limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test. The NAACP's New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. With a hearing set Wednesday, critics are attacking what they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and proper move to fight obesity.
  • WH inaugural luncheon: 3000 calories?

    01/21/2013 4:18:30 PM PST · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Do as we say, not as we do. Unlike some others, I have no problem with the First Lady’s efforts to push for awareness of the health choices of our food — as long as the “awareness” doesn’t turn into mandates and legislation, or in edicts like the Big Apple’s Big Gulp ban. But if one wants to impress upon others the need to watch caloric and fat intake, shouldn’t that mean a personal demonstration of restraint? Apparently not: "Monday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama will be filled with pomp, circumstance, and a jam-packed schedule of invite-only events where the...
  • Lady O, leave my Salty Spanish Peanuts ALONE!

    12/31/2012 1:41:35 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 20 replies
    La termina dia antes la primero dia | Floyd A. Logan
    SALTY PEANUTS! I, like millions of other people enjoy snacking on peanuts from time to time. Blanched nuts,Glazed Almonds, Shelled Sunflower, Pumpkin, Walnut, and of course, the big mac, Macadamia too! Peanuts are cheap, nutritious, crunchy, noisy, aromatic and an overall addictively FUN type of food, don't you agree? Well, don't look now, but somebody (uninvited) just walked in on our party, and they show no sign of leaving. For the last year or two it has become very difficult to find a bag of SALTED peanuts that tastes good, meaning that has enough salt to make it worth eating....
  • No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles

    11/12/2012 7:18:19 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 12, 2012 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on. A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals." Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles. "While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to...
  • Students boycotting school lunches (Moochelle not mentioned)

    10/06/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/06/12
    Students boycotting school lunchesPublished: Oct. 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Many U.S. high school students are protesting new, healthier school lunches, and a professor says it may take a while for students to accept healthier food. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required public schools to follow new nutritional guidelines this academic year, providing fruits and vegetables and limiting fat, sodium, and calories, The New York Times reported Friday. "Before, there was no taste and no flavor," said Malik Barrows, a senior at Automotive High School in Brooklyn. "Now there's no taste, no...
  • N.J. High School Students Planning Cafeteria Boycott To Protest Obama Guidelines

    09/28/2012 1:23:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies
    CBS New York ^ | Sept. 27, 2012
    PARSIPPANY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Students at Parsippany Hills High School held a strategy session on Thursday to discuss a potential lunch strike, on Friday, over what they have called inadequately sized meals. “This year you’re eating lunch and you’re like ‘Did I even eat?’ You’re not even full,” senior Brandon Faris told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis. New federal guidelines stemming from first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign have resulted in limits on protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits. The changes have also come at an increased cost. All of it has also sparked a student...
  • School Lunches: The Food Fight Heard 'Round The World

    09/28/2012 1:12:55 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 20 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-28-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    It would be laughable -- if our school kids weren't hungry! By now, most everyone who pays attention, is aware of how our government, Big Nanny, has screwed-up school lunches so badly that our kids either won't eat the stuff or, they DO eat it and -- remain hungry. This is just more evidence of what happens when the government takes an active hand in "helping" Americans. Once again, I repeat my plea to the UIS government: "For God's sake -- stop helping us!" ABC News reports the following: "School lunch trays are a bit lighter this year after Congress-approved...
  • Why Johnny's Not Eating His Free Lunch

    09/25/2012 10:11:14 AM PDT · by appeal2 · 9 replies
    www.FinancialSurvivalNetwork.com ^ | 09/25/2012 | Kerry Lutz
    Once again the Nanny State backfires. Just when you thought it was safe to consume a big mac, along comes America’s First Nanny Michelle Obama. Mind you her favorite food is a cheeseburger and fries. But that’s not good enough for Johnny. You see while Johnny maybe a functional illiterate because he’s been deliberately dumbed down in a government indoctrination center, also known as a public school, Ms. Obama is insistent that this programmed failure is going to eat healthy, the way she doesn’t and how do we do this? By fiat or decree the same way her husband does...
  • Nation’s children push back against Michelle Obama-backed school lunch regs

    09/23/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 174 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 22, 2012 | Caroline May
    Children and parents across the country are fed up with the restrictive new school meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” which has long been touted by first lady Michelle Obama. The standards — which cap meal calories at 650 for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, at 700 calories for middle school students and 850 for high school students — also dictate the number of breads, proteins, vegetables and fruits children are allowed per meal. A spokeswoman for Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, who earlier this month introduced legislation to...
  • Tests of tuna sold for school lunches reveal variations in mercury levels(OMG!)

    09/20/2012 5:47:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2012 | Ryan Jaslow
    Are kids' school lunches safe? A new report from the advocacy group Mercury Policy Project finds tuna served as school lunches in some states may contain levels of mercury that the organization deems toxic. Mercury is a naturally occurring neurotoxin in the environment that can be released into the air through industrial pollution. It builds up in water and streams and turns into methylmercury, a compound which is then absorbed by fish as they feed. The report, called "Tuna Surprise" is the first to test canned tuna sold to schools, according to its authors. "Most children are already consuming only...
  • New Humana program rewards purchase of healthy groceries

    09/19/2012 10:25:34 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/19/12 | Sarah Kliff
    As one of the country’s largest health-insurance companies, Humana regularly has a say in where its members seek care. Now it wants sway over what groceries they buy. Humana announced a new partnership with Wal-Mart on Wednesday that will give the more than 1 million members of its wellness program, HumanaVitality, a 5 percent discount on healthy groceries. The program, which will launch Oct. 15, is meant to steer customers toward healthier food choices and potentially push down health-care costs — while driving people into Wal-Mart stores. The unusual partnership between a major insurer and major retailer speaks to insurers’...
  • Experts: Courts Likely to Uphold New York Soda Ban

    09/16/2012 6:37:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    Legal challenges to New York City's ban on sodas larger than 16 ounces are unlikely to be successful, and the ban could spark similar moves in other cities around the country, according to experts. Thursday, after the city's board of health formally prohibited restaurants from selling sodas larger than 16 ounces after March 12, 2013, organizations around New York City said they would consider suing the city to get the ban overturned. Laura Palantone, a spokesperson for New York City Beverage Choices, a group against the ban, says the organization will "carefully review the regulation and explore our options now...
  • Mixed grades for new, healthy school lunch rules

    09/14/2012 8:44:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Hill (Associated Press)
    ROTTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn't filling. A third student says he's happy to eat an extra apple with his lunch, even as he's noshing on his own sub. Leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students piling more carrots, more apples and fewer fatty foods on their trays.
  • NYC Soda Ban Approved: No More Sugary Drinks Over 16 oz For New York City

    09/13/2012 1:48:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Travelers Today ^ | Sep 13, 2012 12:57 PM EDT | Katie McFadden
    Sodas are about to get a lot smaller in New York City as Bloomberg's soda ban was officially approved. Several businesses will not be allowed to sell sugary beverages over 16 oz soon. On Thursday,New York City's Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomber's plan to ban large sugary drinks. The proposal was approved in a 8-0 vote. One member, Dr. Sixto Caro abstained from voting. The unprecedented regulation, which was proposed in the spring, will apply to all restaurants, fast-food joints, delis, movie theaters, Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias, sports stadium and food carts. All of these businesses will not...