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The Problem Is Federally Subsidized School Lunches, Not Michelle Obama’s Healthy Food Initiative

Stormi123 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 8:33 PM
I know quite a few moms of elementary and middle school kids who think Michelle Obama's fight against childhood obesity is wonderful! In their eyes, she has promised them one less thing to have to worry about. I think the whole thing will backfire and kids will get fatter than ever. The lunches are smaller, but the amounts being thrown away are as large as ever. That can only mean kids are hungrier at the end of the school day. I predict that after school snacking will rise dramatically. I think I should probably invest in microwave pizza bites.

Some people are grumbling that the First Lady has taken the joy out of school lunches. She’s identified with the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” which uses federal funding to coerce schools into providing meals with fewer calories.

Here’s a radical idea for the First Lady. Parents should be responsible for their own kids.

But I think this criticism misses the point. The problem is not overweight kids, as one side argues, or politically correct micro-managing, as the other side claims.

Instead, we should be asking the fundamental question about whether...

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