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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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OBESITY: Hugo Chavez and Michelle Obama Want You to Lose Weight

Posted by FactReal on March 28, 2011

MARXISTS TELLING US HOW TO LIVE OUR LIVES
Power Grab Masquerading as Public Health Care
Following Michelle Obama’s footsteps, Marxist dictator Hugo Chavez said that he will launch a campaign to promote healthy food.

On Sunday, Chavez told Venezuelans to eat less fatty food and reduce their calories to avoid obesity. “Be careful with your weight!” Chavez warned Venezuelans during one of his infamous long ramblings on TV. “Watch out for obesity, which is quite noticeable and if not careful it can become chronic.”

Chavez blames capitalism for alcoholism, violent television programs, breast implants… and for destroying life on Mars.

Of course, Chavez doesn’t talk about the evils of socialism, i.e., Communism killed 100 million people!

[Sources: Chron (English), Doug Powers, WeaselZipper]

CHAVEZ ATTACKS OBESE PEOPLE
Video: Oct 25, 2009
Hugo Chavez criticizes obese people in his program Aló Presidente. “There are a lot of fat people in Venezuela.”

“Fats, beware: You have to lose weight. You have to diet. You have to exercise.”

Reviewing a nutritional study, Chavez stated that the obesity rate has risen from 6.3 to 14.5%.

[Source: http://www.noticias24.com/actualidad/noticia/105508/chavez-dice-que-hay-muchos-gordos-en-venezuela-y-los-manda-a-rebajar/]

BEHIND MICHELLE OBAMA’S WAR ON OBESITY
Michelle Obama to Restaurants: Cut butter, cream, french fries (video, transcript, photos)
Michelle Obama profited from the very same processed food industry she now demonizes
SEIU union fatcats behind Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign
Michelle Obama threatens food advertisers’ speech
Michelle Obama brow-beats restaurants over portion sizes

WILL HUGO CHAVEZ’S FRIEND TELL HIM HE IS THE FAT ONE?
RELATED
NJ Gov. Christie too fat to be President; smells like bacon says leftist (video)
Fat Miami politicians want people to lose weight
Miami-Dade gets $14.7 Million to “fight obesity”
OBAMA-ERA FOOD POLICE: Then they came for McDonald’s Happy Meals

http://www.elmundo.es/america/2009/11/17/noticias/1258452771.html

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LEFTIST LAMONT HILL: NJ Gov. Christie too fat to be President; smells like bacon (video)

Posted by FactReal on November 10, 2010

The Rise of Fattism in the Obama-Era

fattism: discrimination on the basis of weight, esp. prejudice against those considered to be overweight.

The latest example of fattism comes from leftist radical and Columbia professor Marc Lamont Hill, PhD, who has been very busy this week bullying New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on national TV.

On Monday, Lamont Hill said Gov. Christie is too fat to be president: “He can’t win, let’s be honest…He’s fat.”

“He’s fat for a politician. He doesn’t have the body type to win. There are other issues – look at that,” Lamont Hill said as he looked at an image of Christie.

“He’s playing the circuit perfectly. Now, if he could just run the circuit a little bit and trim some of that off, he’ll be just fine.”
[Video here]

Yesterday on the O’Reilly show, Lamont Hill redoubled his discriminatory diatribe against Gov. Christie: “No one wants a president who smells like bacon after he runs up the steps.”
[Transcript here]

“We wouldn’t have elected him in a wheelchair now, would we?”

“[I]t is still a demerit to be overweight.”

Demerit? So, this Columbia professor thinks that a person with extra pounds deserves censure or a mark for “misconduct or deficiency.”

Not surprise here: Liberals are great at spewing their hate. Bullies enjoy targeting the obese…especially during the Obama administration which has demonstrated more visceral disdain towards obese people than to those who want to destroy our nations. The Obama administration is not only encouraging but financing the targeting of obese people:

Michelle Obama Obesity Order: Cut butter, cream, French fries (video, photos)
Miami-Dade to get rid of obese people
Miami to use $14.7 million to put residents on a diet
OBAMA-ERA FOOD POLICE: Then they came for McDonald’s Happy Meals
MSNBC Matthews: “Fat Boys Club” with Christie & Haley Barbour (video 1:57 mark)

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