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Michelle Obama’s Easter Menu for Kids: French Fries, Hot Dogs, Cheeseburgers, Chicken Tenders, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, …

Posted by FactReal on April 10, 2012

…and French Toasts, Potato Chips, Waffles, Pancakes, Slurpees, etc., etc.

Michelle Obama devours tacos at the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, April 9, 2012. (AP)

The UK Daily Mail reported:

Cheeseburgers, waffles, French toast, curly fries and slurpees for 30,000 guests invited to South Lawn

The theme for the Easter Egg Roll at the White House may have been ‘Let’s Go, Let’s Play, Let’s Move!’, following the First Lady’s campaign against obesity – but the menu on offer would have satisfied any couch potato.

The Obamas welcomed thousands of children and their parents on to the South Lawn this morning to feast on a brunch menu that included waffles, French toast and slurpees.

Later in the day, visitors were offered choices of cheeseburgers, chicken tenders, hot dog and curly fries, egg salad or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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Michelle Obama to Force Restaurants to Reduce Portion Sizes

Posted by FactReal on September 14, 2011

DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I EAT
Weasel Zippers has the report:
  WASHINGTON– First Lady Michelle Obama is expected Thursday to announce headway in her drive to have restaurants reduce portion sizes, part of her “Let’s Move’ campaign against obesity.

“The Childhood Obesity Task Force Report”–commissioned as part of Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” project, “specifically calls on restaurants to, “consider their portion sizes, improve children’s menus, and make healthy options the default choice whenever possible.”

 
 
 

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Government to take Obese Children from their Parents?

Posted by FactReal on July 14, 2011

SLOWLY UNDERMINING PARENTAL RIGHTS
A lawyer and a doctor have written an article in the latest issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)1 pushing the idea for government to remove obese kids from their homes and place them in foster care.

Lindsey Murtagh of the Harvard School of Public Health and David Ludwig of Children’s Hospital in Boston recommend using laws governing child abuse and neglect to give power to government staff to pull obese kids away from their parents.

They claim that this is “the only realistic way to control harmful behaviors.” These elitists will find any justification for any program that advances their Big-Government cause.

Instapundit writes:
 
  AMA JOURNAL: Take Fat Kids Away From Their Parents, Force Them To Lose Weight. “This is ludicrous–the foster system is already overstretched without adding obesity to the catalogue of child abuse and neglect. It’s also kind of creepy–the sort of thing that gives paternalism a very, very bad name.” Just because the government is failing at existing responsibilities is no reason not to give it more power! And kind of creepy? This is tar-and-feathers creepy. Your children belong to the state!

Given higher obesity rates in poor and minority communities, this is also clearly a racist suggestion. The authors, and the American Medical Association, should be ashamed on multiple levels. . . .

THEY ARE WRONG
● The law does not consider obesity to be child abuse or neglect:

The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) defines child abuse and neglect2 as “an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.” (U.S. Law: 42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g(2) (2003))

An obese child is not at imminent risk of serious harm or death. Thus, government does not have the excuse to take away an overweight child from his parents…not yet. But would a legislator push to change that law?

● Obesity is not the major cause of death among children:
According to the Obama’s own CDC3, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among children in the U.S. One out of four deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years involved a drunk driver. Drowning4 is the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years.

Based on those statistics, would other Harvard “doctors” also call for the removal of cars, liquor and pools from homes to “protect” OUR children?

SOURCES
1. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), State Intervention in Life-Threatening Childhood Obesity, by Lindsey Murtagh, JD, MPH; David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD; July 13, 2011, Vol 306, No. 2, pp 206-207
http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/306/2/206.short

2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Children’s Bureau,
http://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/define.cfm

3. Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/childpas.htm, http://webappa.cdc.gov/sasweb/ncipc/leadcaus10.html

4. Center for Disease Control and Prevention,
http://www.cdc.gov/Features/dsDrowningRisks/

5. Statistics – Top 10 Causes (2005 data)
http://www.statisticstop10.com/Causes_of_Death_Kids.html,
http://www.statisticstop10.com/Causes_of_Death_Younger_Teens.html

 

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Michelle Obama’s 1700-Calorie Burger Meal

Posted by FactReal on July 13, 2011

HYPOCRISY
While Barack Obama tells Americans to eat their peas at a budget deficit press conference, Michelle Obama goes on a public binge in DC. Yes, the same MichelleO who declared herself national food police.

Reports via:
TheRightScoop
Frugal Cafe

Last month, MichelleO was seen ordering deep-fried food in Botswana. Here are some reports:
HotAirPundit
Frugal Cafe

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