She also should have encouraged her husband, President Barack Obama, and Democrats to first tackle healthcare reform by pushing insurance companies to charge weighted premiums where healthier people, regardless of age, pay lower rates for healthcare in exchange for choosing to lead healthy lives. Rather than pushing for the federal government to dictate what food we buy for ourselves or our children, Michelle Obama should add portion control awareness to her initiative because eating too much of a good thing whether boiled potatoes or a mountain of plain rice can make you fat too.
This brings us back to Let’s Move, where Michelle Obama has put a much needed focus on the food served in US public schools, which is generally garbage. If the federal government is going to stay in the business of funding the National School Lunch Program to the tune of billions of dollars, I agree with the First Lady-- the government should demand schools serve kids healthier choices.
I’d recommend that Michelle Obama advocate that the US follow the French way, a balanced diet, using fresh food, portion control--dessert included. Not only does France feed kids healthier food for less than America does, but it also teaches kids to enjoy a variety of food that’s good for them where cookies and fresh vegetables live on the same plate in moderation.
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