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  • Students post gross school lunch pictures using #ThanksMichelleObama hashtag

    11/21/2014 5:54:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 21, 2014
    Let’s face it: school lunches are not exactly culinary masterpieces. But some fed-up students have been sharing some down-right disgusting-looking meals using the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama on social media. It’s not a new thing. These posts have been around when school started up in August. But as students get ready for the year’s biggest food holiday, the trend is picking up steam. …
  • Michelle Obama Inspires Federal Office to Ban Halloween Candy…From Kids’ Halloween Parade

    10/30/2014 7:47:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 29, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The Philadelphia Veterans Affairs office announced Wednesday that it would hold a Halloween parade on Friday for children of VA employees, but warned employees not to hand out any candy or sweets to the kids. Instead, the VA said the day care center in the office has “joined First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program,” which means the kids should be given things other than candy. “Please help us teach our children to make healthy food choices!!” the VA said in an email to employees. “If you would like to hand out treats during the parade, please give healthy snacks...
  • 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...
  • Teenage Obesity Increased During First Two Years of First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ Program

    10/14/2014 9:36:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    CNS ^ | October 14, 2014 - 1 | Ali Meyer
    (CNSNews.com) – In the first two years since First Lady Michelle Obama launched her ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to fight childhood obesity in 2010, teenage obesity rates increased, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 2009-2010, 18.4 percent of children ages 12-19 were classified as obese, according to the CDC. Since then, from 2011-2012, one in five children ages 12-19 or 20.5 percent, were classified as obese, an increase of 11.4 percent. The CDC has been tracking these data since 1966-1970, and at that time only 4.6 percent of teens were classified as obese. “The...
  • First Lady Michelle Obama To Make Her 'Chew' Debut

    09/26/2014 2:57:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 26, 2014 | By LESLEY MESSER
    Get ready to see Michelle Obama on "The Chew"! The first lady joined co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz earlier this week to discuss improving school nutrition and the importance of cooking at home, ABC announced Friday. Obama was also joined by Sam Kass, assistant White House chef and executive director of her Let’s Move! Initiative to fight childhood obesity.
  • Upsetting the coffee cart: Federal regulations limit curriculum along with choices

    09/25/2014 7:52:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | September 14, 2014 | Hilary Butschek
    MARIETTA — Federal food regulations going into effect this school year are affecting certain teachers’ lesson plans as well as the lunchroom menu. Limits on the calorie counts of foods that may be sold to students have interfered with the special education and culinary arts programs at Marietta High School, said Principal Leigh Colburn. The special education students sold coffee and food such as muffins to teachers and students every morning last year, but Colburn said the calorie counts of those items fall outside the new regulations because they’re more than 200 calories, which is the limit for a snack...
  • School District Trying New Lunch Menu Without Federal Guidelines

    09/07/2014 3:48:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | September 3, 2014 | Susanna Song
    CHICAGO (CBS) – The state’s second largest school district has started the school year with a new look for its lunch menu, after opting out of the National School Lunch Program and forfeiting nearly $1 million in federal funding, to gain more freedom in the food it serves students. In May, the board for Township High School District 214 voted to drop out of the federal program, after deciding its guidelines were too restrictive. For instance, kids would not have been able to buy hard-boiled eggs or certain types of yogurt. School officials also have noted new guidelines consider hummus...
  • U.S. Forest Service Issues Recommendations For Making Smores

    09/05/2014 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 4, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    The U.S. Forest Service celebrated National Roasted Marshmallow Day the only way a government agency knows how — by telling people how not to roast smores.“Never start a campfire when there are fire restrictions in place,” the jovial blog post says. “Be sure you are at least 15 feet from tent walls, trees or other flammable objects.” It also recommends keeping children at least 10 feet from the campfire, ensuring that they take no part in dangerous marshmallow melting.Once minors have been safely sequestered out of sight, “let’s get to the marshmallow basics. Use a roasting stick of at least...
  • Obama takes in dinner at home of nutrition adviser

    08/18/2014 10:08:55 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 8-18-2014
    <p>President Barack Obama has spent Monday night at a nearly 5-hour dinner at the home of Sam Kass, a senior policy adviser for nutrition policy at the White House.</p> <p>The dinner, about a mile away from the White House in the Logan Circle neighborhood, also included Anita Decker Breckenridge, Obama's deputy chief of staff. The president had returned to Washington just after midnight Monday in a break from his summer vacation on Martha's Vineyard.</p>
  • 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:
  • Irony: Michelle Obama Says ‘No One Really Cares What You Had For Lunch’

    08/09/2014 7:42:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | Barbara Boland
    First lady Michelle Obama said something Wednesday that seems preposterously ironic to many American school kids: "No one really cares what you had for lunch." "I tease my kids," Michelle Obama said at a White House event on women's empowerment with Laura Bush. "I tell them I want them to use Instagram to take a picture of something really important rather than their food... I mean, no one really cares what you had for lunch." The audience laughed. The irony here is that public school children subjected to Michelle's vaunted "Let's Move" lunches have been tweeting photos of their lunches...
  • Government Spends Money to Create Obesity Epidemic & Then Regulates Us to “Help”

    07/04/2014 12:07:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | July 3, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I mentioned two days ago the decision of schools to ban birthday cupcakes. Michelle Obama is essentially fighting with students to get them to change what they eat. But what is missing from this story is the proper context. The fact is that our bad eating habits are getting encouraged by taxpayer money. In fact, the government arguably changed our dietary habits to their present behavior. The Foundation for Economic Education came out with an article yesterday about dealing with “food deserts.”
  • On Air Force One, No Lightening Up on Burgers and Cake

    06/28/2014 1:25:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Emmarie Huetteman
    A blue-cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, accompanied by Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Chocolate fudge cake. Pasta shells stuffed with four cheeses, topped with meat sauce and shredded mozzarella, and served with a garlic breadstick. Cake infused with limoncello. Buffalo wings with celery, carrots and homemade ranch dip. Such was the fare served to passengers aboard Air Force One during a particularly grueling three-state day on the campaign trail just before the 2012 election. Not much has changed since. “It’s American fare, in that it’s not going all arugula on people,” said Arun Chaudhary, who was President Obama’s videographer from...
  • Let’s Move: Salad Bars Boosting School Lunch Participation

    06/21/2014 3:54:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign is claiming that salad bars have increased student participation in school lunch, despite a report that found one million children fled the lunch line in response to her new lunch standards.“Let’s Move!” released findings from their own survey for its “Salad Bars to Schools” program on Thursday, touting the addition of salad bars in some schools.“More than 1.7 million school-age children in the United States have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to new salad bars donated to schools through Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools,” Let’s Move said in a blog...
  • Behind the school lunch fight

    06/05/2014 7:07:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | June 4, 2014 | Helena Bottemiller Evich
    First lady Michelle Obama and school lunch ladies used to be on the same team, but now they’re locked in a political war against each other. For the first three years of Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, the School Nutrition Association, a powerful group that represents 55,000 cafeteria professionals, was a close ally in the White House push to get kids to eat healthier. The group helped lobby for the legislation at the center of the debate: the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, a law championed by the first lady that mandates more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and less sodium...
  • Public School Kids Protest 'Let's Move' Lunches As First Daughters Get Meatball Subs, Ice Cream

    05/27/2014 1:29:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5-27-14 | Barbara Boland
    With public school students using #ThanksMichelle to tweet photos of their skimpy, stomach-turning school lunches, I decided to look at what Michelle Obama's daughters are served at Sidwell Friends school, and it turns out the girls dine on lunches from menus designed by chefs. While the Obama daughters have enjoyed dishes like chicken coconut soup, local butternut squash soup, crusted tilapia, they also get their fill of what Mrs. Obama might consider junk food. This week, for example, they'll enjoy meatball subs, BBQ wings, and ice cream, in addition to chicken curry, deviled egg salad and the intriguing "Chef's Choice."...
  • USDA Announces More 'Flexibility' For Next Year's School Meals

    05/21/2014 7:26:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 21, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    Just a day after House Republicans introduced legislation to roll back some Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations on school meal programs, the USDA announced some flexibility would be granted to some schools for the coming school year when implementing the new policies:
  • PETA “Hopping Mad” About White House’s Easter Egg Hunt

    04/28/2014 6:58:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 26, 2014 | Philip Hodges
    Some people are saying that this time, PETA’s lost all credibility. They’ve crossed the line. I’d ask when PETA ever had any credibility? It is not possible to take them seriously. They have to pretend that they’re outraged by animal abuse so that they can raise lots of money from rich and flaky Hollywood liberals. Their latest attack is on the White House for using real eggs in their Easter egg hunt:
  • ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts

    04/11/2014 11:58:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 11, 2014 | Maggie Thurber (watchdog.org)
    Candy, chips and a helping of ObamaCare. It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace. Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines. Yep, a provision in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machines to display the calorie content of all food items. The FDA finalized the regulations April 3. If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice. Or so the thinking goes.
  • Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' takes over annual Easter Egg Roll --- again

    04/09/2014 7:50:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 8, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Exercise, and not colorful marshmallow Peeps, will be the focus of the 136th Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 21, the sixth year in a row that first lady Michelle Obama's fitness-first goal for kids has taken over the once sugar-filled event on the South Lawn.“The day's activities will encourage children to lead healthy, active lives in support of the first lady's Let's Move! initiative,” said the White House of their sixth roll, titled “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”In the past, administrations have given differing themes for the annual Easter Egg Roll. Former President George W. Bush,...
  • Get Ready To See Michelle Obama's Face Plastered All Over Your Local Subway Sandwich Shop

    01/23/2014 8:39:41 AM PST · by hattend · 82 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | Jan 23 2014 | IJ Review
    The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the side and low-fat or nonfat plain milk or water as a default beverage.
  • Get Ready To See Michelle Obama's Face Plastered All Over Your Local Subway Sandwich Shop

    01/28/2014 6:59:42 AM PST · by Din Maker · 96 replies
    Tea Party Command Center Blog ^ | January 23, 2014 | Linda Hahn
    If you thought you could simply enjoy your Subway sandwich without partisan politics, you thought wrong. Michelle Obama’s face is about to invade every one of their restaurants. The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the...
  • Michelle Obama’s “Success” In Reducing Childhood Obesity Never Happened

    03/19/2014 9:51:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | March 19, 2014 | Mark Horne
    If you were reading me in January, you might remember how shocked I was by a claim (one of many false claims) that President Barack Obama made in his state of the union speech. I wrote, “If The President Can Credit Michelle Obama With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything.”
  • Michelle Obama Wants You to Cook at Home

    03/17/2014 5:39:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 81 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Next up for "Let's Move?" How about "Let's Cook." Michelle Obama said Friday that a new focus of her anti-childhood obesity effort will be to help people cook more of their meals at home because they're healthier. Addressing a health summit in Washington, the first lady said home-cooked meals have less fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories than meals prepared in restaurants — and save money, too.
  • Poll Results: Just 11% of Black Youths Say Life Is Better For Them Under Obama…

    03/07/2014 8:31:48 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | 3/6/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    These results from Rasmussen poll done March 2-3 have got to be disconcerting for Obama. Obama’s voter base is unhappy with their life under Obama. President Obama is going to have to do a whole lot more than promise to make things better for young blacks under his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, because 71 percent of voters in a new poll say life for the group is the same or worse than before he came into office. Rasmussen Reports reveals that just 16 percent of likely voters believe life for young blacks has improved since Obama’s 2008 election, while...
  • Let’s Move: 1.6M Paying Students Drop School Lunch—‘Challenges With Palatability’

    03/04/2014 10:31:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 4, 2014 - 5:23 PM | Ali Meyer
    Despite an increase in the number of students who receive free meals as a part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, 1.6 million students have dropped out of the school lunch program, according to a Government Accountability Office Report (GAO), which noted that part of the decline was due to the palatability of the lunch offerings, and “plate waste”—students throwing away some of the food. […] “Further, some SFAs we visited noted that negative student reactions to lunches that complied with the new meat and grain portion size limits directly affected program participation in their districts,” said the GAO. The...
  • The Intrusive Nanny

    03/01/2014 5:48:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Charles Payne
    By now you know the Food and Drug Administration, in conjunction with effort by First Lady Michelle Obama, proposed new food labeling. The proposed labels would shift the focus from fats to calories, and honest serving sizes. The thinking is new labels would prompt shame and embarrassment on to food companies forcing them to create healthier products. I appreciate Michelle Obama's efforts to get children to exercise more, but this scheme dovetails into the truer agenda of removing responsibility from the person to the evil corporation. A representative from the FDA said "No food company wants to look bad," so...
  • ‘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...
  • Michelle Obama's Office Takes Credit for Nation 'Moving Towards a New, Healthier Norm'

    02/20/2014 9:15:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 20, 2014 | Daniel Halper
    The office of First Lady Michelle Obama is taking credit for moving the nation "towards a new, healthier norm," according to a press release celebrating the four year anniversary of the "Let's Move" initiative."This week, First Lady Michelle Obama will kick off a celebration around the fourth anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential," reads the release. Today, we are moving toward a healthier future and this movement is becoming the new norm all across the country.  From child care centers through high school, from sun up to sun...
  • If Obama Can Credit Michelle With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

    01/29/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Political Outcast ^ | January 29, 2014 | Mark Horne
    I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me.But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I'm eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,...
  • ...Michelle Obama Announces Commitment by Subway® Restaurants to Promote Healthier Choices to Kids

    01/24/2014 11:10:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    White House ^ | 1/23/14
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and SUBWAY® along with SUBWAY® Famous Fans Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin, and Justin Tuck at a local Washington, DC, SUBWAY® Restaurant, to announce a three-year commitment by the chain in support of her Let’s Move! initiative to promote healthier choices to kids, including launching its largest targeted marketing effort to date. In addition to strengthening its already nutritious menu offerings to kids, SUBWAY® will launch a new series of campaigns for kids aimed at increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and will set new standards...
  • Move over Jared: Michelle Obama becomes Subway's newest celeb partner

    01/23/2014 10:02:36 AM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/14/14 | Dave Boyer
    They probably won’t promote their 6-inch big hot pastrami sandwich, but the Subway chain of restaurants is partnering with first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to persuade kids to eat healthier meals. Subway and the first lady’s office announced a three-year commitment Thursday in support of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. The sandwich shops will promote efforts aimed at getting children to eat more fruits and vegetables. Subway offers a variety of low-fat sandwiches on its menu, along with choices that probably wouldn’t get the first lady’s approval, such as the six-inch chicken and bacon ranch melt with cheese, which contains...
  • What the heck is Michelle Obama doing in this video? [VIDEO]

    01/21/2014 2:01:30 PM PST · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-21-2014 | Caroline May
    Michelle Obama and the Miami Heat recently filmed a promotional video for the first lady’s Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity. Let’s Move! released the PSA Tuesday, explaining that the video was filmed in the Diplomatic Room last week when the team was at the White House to celebrate their 2013 championship win. “Rumor had it, during their visit, they teamed up with the first lady in support of Let’s Move! to highlight the importance of eating healthy and drinking water to perform like a champion,” Elyse Cohen, the deputy director of Let’s Move!, wrote in a blog post....
  • Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move’ campaign fails miserably

    01/10/2014 11:52:37 AM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/09/2014 | Eric Owens
    The healthy school lunches touted by Michelle Obama have not been popular. (RELATED: Kentucky students to first lady Michelle Obama: Your food ‘tastes like vomit’) The complex body of meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ has long been a signature issue for the first lady—at least until just last week when the USDA permanently abandoned the act’s ironic limitations on kids’ caloric intake of protein and carbohydrates. Michelle Obama’s other signature issue — the Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity — also looks to be rapidly heading to the...
  • 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...
  • Obama using food-stamp cash to fund Michelle’s ‘Let’s Move’

    11/11/2013 12:08:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    PatriotNet Daily ^ | 11/11/13 | Andrea Peyser
    <p>As you dig into your Butterball with all the trimmings this Thanksgiving, remember that millions of famished schoolkids around America may be forced to forgo classic turkey — and chow down instead on vegan black-bean patties and organic locavore quinoa salad.</p>
  • Obama-Tied Firm Got $100k to Create Michelle’s “Let’s Move” Logo

    In the wake of reports that First Lady Michelle Obama’s classmate at Princeton earned the no-bid contract to build the failed Obamacare website, we learn of another no-bid deal going to a marketing firm with close ties to President Barack Obama. According to documents obtained by Judicial Watch, Shepardson, Stern & Kaminsky was the recipient of a plum no-bid contract for $100,000 to design the “Let’s Move” logo for Mrs. Obama’s childhood obesity campaign. An arrangement that violates federal contracting rules and is acknowledged by federal officials as an “unauthorized commitment,” the documents show.
  • Michelle Obama set to promote water drinking on NBC ‘Biggest Loser’ show

    10/16/2013 4:12:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    First lady Michelle Obama is poised for a second appearance on “The Biggest Loser,”NBC’s reality show to help contestants lose weight. Her reason for doing the show? To promote her campaign for the need to drink more water, The Hill reported.
  • Politico: No Conflict for MSNBC Host To Marry Exec. Dir. of Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move'

    09/28/2013 5:20:37 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    To imitate the inimitable James Taranto: HA HA HA HA. Politico has cleared MSNBC host Alex Wagner of any conflict of interest stemming from her impending marriage to Sam Kaas, the Executive Director of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let’s Move!" initiative. According to Politico's Dylan Byers [emphasis added], "We won't call this a conflict of interest because who doesn't love a man who can cook, and really, the White House Chef and Let's Move! role is arguably rather apolitical. Many a White House chef has served multiple administrations from either side of the spectrum." Uh, yeah, but Kaas is a...
  • Stephanie Cutter sneers at Palin, critics of Let’s Move!

    09/26/2013 9:39:04 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 26, 2013 | Caroline May
    WASHINGTON — CNN Crossfire host and former Obama campaign operative Stephanie Cutter has no time for critics of first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity. Cutter spoke Thursday morning on a POLITICO panel focused on female leadership and entrepreneurialism — titled “Women Rule: Innovating a Movement” — about building and sustaining Obama’s children’s health campaign. “It really was about the partners, it wasn’t about what government could do, although government did play a role, it was about what everybody could do,” Cutter said, to a room almost entirely comprised of women. ...more...
  • Move over food cartoon characters, here come the Obamas

    09/20/2013 4:45:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 20, 2013 | Judi McLeod
    Coming soon to a supermarket near you, jars of tofu and packaged bean sprouts plastered with pictures of Michelle and Barack Obama. In Michelle Obama’s resurrected Let’s Move Campaign, a private session, organized by both the first lady’s office—and the president’s policy advisors—now positions Michelle Obama as the facilitator of debate urging food industry executives to increase their advertising of healthful products for kids. (Los Angeles Times). With zero credentials as a schooled Nutritionist, Michelle Obama wants to drive cartoon characters promoting children’s’ food straight out of the public marketplace. “You all know that our kids are like little sponges....
  • Food Marketing and Advertising is None of Michelle Obama's Business

    09/18/2013 2:41:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Michelle Obama, first lady of the United States -- not content with botching the school lunch menu, not content with urging everybody to drink water so that they increase their exercise and energy level (which is a bogus thing) -- Michelle Obama "now wants food makers and entertainment companies to spend less time advertising sweet and salty foods to kids and more time promoting healthier options." Now, let me just say something. This is something that may not seem like a big deal to a lot of people. "Oh, the first lady just wants to help." Let...
  • Politics of fat: Watertown soda distributor questions first lady’s visit

    09/11/2013 8:08:38 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | September 11, 2013 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON – When you’ve been in business 75 years, you learn to adapt. So goes the story of the Watertown-based 7-up Bottling Co., a family-owned distributor of carbonated beverages serving a thirsty four-county market in southern Wisconsin. But these days, as sugary drinks get caught in the fire of the War on Obesity, soda distributors like 7-Up Bottling must feel like it’s got a big red target on its back. “We are definitely not the industry that is causing obesity but yet we’ve got a product that gets blamed for obesity,” Tim Schultz, sales manager for 7-Up Bottling Co. told...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Obama takes credit for 'cultural shift' in US eating habits (Video)

    09/07/2013 10:33:49 AM PDT · by matt04 · 65 replies
    Michelle Obama credited her anti-obesity program with bringing about a "cultural shift" in the way Americans eat. "Make no mistake about it. We are changing the conversation in this country. We are creating a cultural shift on how we live and eat. And our efforts are having an impact on our children's lives." The first lady touted the success of her Let's Move anti-obesity program during a visit on Friday to Orr Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Obama said when she first began her signature initiative, she couldn't imagine a time when fast-food commercials advertised for breakfast sandwiches made with...
  • Michelle Obama Gives a Nod to ‘Walking School Buses’

    (CNSNews.com) - First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting walking to school as part of her anti-obesity campaign. In remarks to mayors gathered at the White House last week, the first lady singled out Knox County, Tenn., which – inspired by Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign -- has created a bike-share program and something called a “walking school bus.” “I've heard more and more of this kind of walking school bus happening all over the country -- so that kids can get exercise on the way to school, kind of like we did when we were growing up," she said. A...
  • First Lady Expands Anti-Obesity Campaign to Museums

    05/17/2013 11:00:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    First Lady Michelle Obama has expanded her anti-obesity campaign to museums, enlisting them to offer “healthy food options,” and change their menus. Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative is now calling for museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers to “join the call to action,” to decrease obesity among children. The first lady is recruiting these institutions to join the “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” project because of their power to “influence real and sustained behavior change” on the eating habits of kids. “With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museums and gardens can launch community efforts to create...
  • Let's Move Cutting Core Curriculum. (Vanity)

    05/10/2013 6:40:24 PM PDT · by mnehring · 19 replies
    Vanity
    As some of you know, my wife is a private piano voice and piano teacher however this year, she had the opportunity to work in one of the public schools here in town on a limited basis for an opportunity she couldn't refuse. She left the public school system a few years ago because of the politics within the school, no surprise. This, however, is one of those opportunities she couldn't turn down as she was working with 1-2nd grade and special needs students. Enough background. One thing she has been privy to is the plans for the school for...
  • 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.
  • First Lady shows her pole-dancing moves

    03/13/2013 7:41:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 125 replies
    The Black Sphere ^ | March 11, 2013 | Kevin Jackson
    Look world: America’s First Lady can out-pole-dance YOUR First Lady! In what has to be the most mind-blowing picture of what NOT to do as First Lady, we have Michelle Obama entertaining the audience. You expect some ghetto chick to do something so crass, but not the First Lady. I know the naysayers will say, “Kevin, she is only being herself … she should be allowed to have fun!” I pay no attention to these America-hating communists, but many people do, particularly young girls. If Michelle Obama can be so crass, well don’t wonder why you see young girls “shaking...