Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Move!’ initiative an epic failure

Michelle Obama lets move

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

As if the unpopularity of Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch program weren’t enough, it turns out kids were equally unimpressed with the “Let’s Move!” exercise program.

Results of a 2012 survey released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show only one in four U.S. kids aged 12-15 meet the initiative’s one-hour-a-day activity requirements.

The “Let’s Move!” campaign, launched in 2010, adopted the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which recommended children participate in “daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes.”

CDC researchers would not admit the results were dismal.

“There’s always room for improvement,” the lead author of the study, CDC’s Tala Fakhouri told The Associated Press, adding that the national results provide important information to initiatives designed to increase physical fitness.

About 800 kids self-reported their physical activity outside of school-based physical education or gym classes and received physical examinations. Other key findings of the study showed:

Basketball was the most common activity reported among active boys, followed by running, football, bike riding, and walking.

Running was the most common activity among active girls, followed by walking, basketball, dancing, and bike riding.

The percentage of male youth who were physically active for at least 60 minutes daily decreased as weight status increased.

The first lady also urged schools to institute revised federal school lunch guidelines last year, prompting a barrage of bad press. Students in Kentucky complained the food tasted like vomit, and an Indiana school district reported a $300,000 loss in revenue when students stopped buying lunches.

H/T: The Daily Caller

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR
About Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs and PAC management for nearly 20 years. Cheryl can be reached by email at Cheryl@bizpacreview.com & on Twitter @CherylBPR

  • Eric

    Everything that pig touches is a failure.

    • ₩ASP

      obviously that is the intent, everything in this administration is one giant clusterf*ck after another

      • NoCrud

        I saw a political cartoon showing The Obamaroid toasting Moochell and saying, “Here’s to the United States economy being 50% down the toilet.”

        Michelle returned the toast, saying: “Good job!”

        • ₩ASP

          They just want their communist utopia, everyone equal except for the Oligarchs and their controllers. The country just plain devolved over the past decade in a rapid free fall. I’m sick of both their faces. And the treasonous morons that have promoted that agenda, disgusting.
          Bush set the stage for this idiot, as Clinton did for Bush.

          I don’t know what Russian premier said this, but what he said rang true. Russian would not have to fire one bullet to turn USA from a Republic into a communist state. It would just fall, like a plump, ripe fruit off the tree, right into their hands. It has.

          • rfrichey

            That would be Nikita Khruschev around about the time I graduated from high school (1959).

          • ₩ASP

            yes, thank you. I just put the name to the face having image searched it.

          • Sunshine43

            Sharing this….thanks! Had forgotten it! Sure rings true, doesn’t it!

          • ₩ASP

            ya, it does

          • rfrichey

            Every new day comes a new lie from the trash in the white house, and everyday I remember how ridiculous I thought Khruschev’s statement was. Guess what? I don’t think it sounds to far fetched now. I keep hoping that bho meets his Waterloo soon.

          • ŴASP

            I hope the entire “progressive movement” gets 86ed. Weirdo along with it.

          • jayleigh

            Sad, isn’t it that they’ve been so successful and now Putin has a higher approval rating in the USA than our POTUS.

          • ThinkingWhiteMale999

            The quote is not factual per several sources… http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2008/11/13/bogus-khrushchev-quote-makes-the-rounds-again.htm
            – AND –
            http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=63995

            Take note — This comment is being made by a very conservative individual, not one of those liberal trolls.

          • James

            I have a really hard time putting ANY faith in Snopes,knowing who finances it. Snopes and Wikipedia-equally unreliable and biased.

          • rob6065

            Excellent. I couldn’t have said it better.

          • ₩ASP

            yw

        • lovinspoonful

          Perhaps if she chose something meaningful to support, people would back it. Or, if they felt her heart was really in it and it wasn’t just something to do.

          • jayleigh

            It’s obvious she’s more star-struck than hubby – she’s still in CA hanging out with Oprah – guess she’s smoothing the ruffled feathers when the other O in her life ignored the truly self-important Oprah, eh? But, no fear – AF1 or 2 will go back to CA and bring her back home to the big house again. What could be more meaningful than spending time with Oprah and getting some new ideas on how to bamboozle the poor schlobs who voted for the man currently in power.

          • lovinspoonful

            I believe he is in Hawaii with Oprah. I wonder if she has something in mind after his little fiasco at the Mandela memorial service when he made such a fool out of himself. He should have apologized to the American people for behaving in such a manner and demeaning the office of president.

        • Sunshine43

          So true! Can definitely hear the classless twit saying that!

        • Jerry

          I’m surprised she would promote something that involves competition. Some one has to be the loser and they might get their self esteem hurt.

          • jayleigh

            Well, if a whole nation’s voting booths can be rigged, then competition of any kind can be snookered, can’t it? That’s a walk in the park for the pretenders in the people’s house!

    • tedlv

      Including, especially, Barry.

  • Thomas Aquinas

    Since liberty depends upon morality, liberty cannot survive where majority opinion favours the immoral plunder of some in the names of fairness, progress, and social justice for others.

    • JustTheFactsMa’am

      But it’s ok for a select few to take from all of us??? Yeah, that makes sense.

      • tedlv

        He just said it isn’t. Read what he wrote.

      • rocky63

        He said “the immoral plunder of some in the names of fairness.. etc.” Having a “select few take from all of us” is exactly what he is saying is wrong. Learn to read! Apparently you think it’s OK for the select few in Washington to take from all of us — am I right?

        • JustTheFactsMa’am

          Ah, but the select few I’m referring to aren’t in Washington – they’re on Wall Street, and in ALEC. THOSE are the ones picking our pockets, albeit through their paid stooges in Washington. Big Business has bought and paid for the politicians. You think it’s moral for so few people and businesses to pay so little or nothing in taxes?? I pay mine, I expect them to pay theirs. And no crap about “highest corporate tax rates” blah, blah. There’s a difference in the tax *rate*, and tax *paid*.

    • Herman Vogel

      Stuff you Social Justice,,,bet you cheat on your taxes too yet Demand others pay their “Fair Share”. troglodyte

    • auntielib

      Exactly. Democracy is a VERY corrupting form of government, and always ends up in some type of tyranny, as numerous historical scholars have pointed out.
      It’s not for nothing that democracy is often referred to as “the tyranny of the majority”.

      • DMJo

        That’s why the Founders gave us a Republic, not a Democracy. The Founders knew the dangers of democracy.

        • Sunshine43

          BINGO! So, so, so many Americans just don’t get that!

        • rocky63

          Thanks for re-stating that. Though it’s been pointed out many, many time, so many of our fellow citizens are too dumb to understand the difference between a Democracy and a Republic. In a Democracy anything that 51% vote for becomes law — it would take only 51% of the populace to re-instate slavery. In our Republic (or representative form of government) the Constitution would have to be altered to do that and it would take a 75% vote.

    • tedlv

      Very well stated, Thomas.

      • Thomas Aquinas

        Thanks. Simple truths here and there, I suppose.

    • jayleigh

      Oh yes, that’s so true! And the AG has just decreed that forbidding students in the classroom from “texting” during class time is “racist” – i assume then, that he believes it is only Black students who use class time to text their bros, right? That is a racist determination from the scofflaw in the AG office!

      • Thomas Aquinas

        Well, he’s a communist. What exactly do we expect from such a primitive mind?

  • Brianbrown28us

    Just wait till they begin forcing the kids to eat her crap! Bring your lunch to school or throw their crap in the trash, instant suspension. That’s ok though because they can still pass their grade by doing no work with common core… We’re screwed if we don’t remove these tyrannical communist socialists ruling our nation!

    • jayleigh

      some schools sent notes home to the parents about what home-made lunches could and could NOT contain! No cookies, cake…no sweets of any kind. No PB&J sandwiches, no cheese.. and, in some cases, if the parents did not heed the school rule on homemade lunches, the lunches were confiscated, school lunch was provided and the parents were billed by the Nazi-style gestapo in the cafeteria. Forgetting of course, that the taxes the parents pay provide the facilities, the food, the supplies and the teachers for the indoctrination factory euphemistically known as “public school.”

      • auntielib

        What people forget is that the private schools ALSO provide education to the public. Which is why I try to refer to the “government-run” public schools.

        Taxpayer dollars should flow every bit as freely to the private schools as they currently flow to the government-run schools.

        But of course the Democrat Party opposes that idea, lest their ongoing taxpayer-funded indoctrination of our children grind to a halt.

        • Brianbrown28us

          Sadly though, when the Private Schools begin to receive federal or state funding, there will come a time when they will have an obligation to follow the dictates of the Dept. of Education or risk losing said funding.

          • auntielib

            Nope. Simply remove that “obligation” from the dictat issued by the Department of “Education”.

            Or, better yet, simply defund, and shut down completely, the Department of “Education”.

            Our republic survived quite nicely without that Department for most of our republic’s existence. In fact, student test scores have gone DOWN since the Department of “Education” came into existence.

          • Sunshine43

            You got it spot on auntie!

          • Brianbrown28us

            Great idea and I agree but until any reform or eradication happens, the obligation will remain… We could also do without, along with the Dept. of Education, the EPA, IRS, TSA, DHS and an obscene number of other useless, dangerous and invasive agencies created throughout the late 19th Century, the 20th Century and 21st Century.

        • jayleigh

          You are absolutely correct on that! As a property owner, i should be able to designate that my school tax dollars go to the private school of my choice! i shouldn’t have to support an institution that no longer educates children, but indoctrinates them in Marxist-socialist-communist-nehilistic philosophy! The Dems have always been racist, marxist, and utilitarian in philosophy, chameleon in ability to make ethnic “minorities” believe they are working FOR them. They have totally buried their KKK connections, they hate to have the Little Rock school integration fiasco associated with them, but the gov of ARK called out the National Guard to try to stop integration of Little Rock High School. The Dems have an attention deficit disorder as well as an Alzheimer’s like memory deficit!

          • Doug

            In our system in America, taxpayers don’t get to designate how our tax dollars are spent. Should an illiterate direct money away from libraries? Should a healthy young person deny money to community hospitals? What you want to do is accomplished by private donation.

          • jayleigh

            i think you missed the point, Doug. An illiterate may very well decide that literacy is important, but then that’s a very subjective argument, isn’t it? The fact is, in general, taxpayers do NOT want their money to be spent on controlling us. For instance, the government shut down cost us a whole lot of money to keep us from viewing OUR national monuments! Taxpayers DO have a voice in how money is spent! They can vote out politcos who repeatedly miss the mark when it comes to how the tax money is to be spent, and they can contact their congressmen to say NIX on THAT! WE DO have a voice in how tax money is spent – we just haven’t availed ourselves of the power to control the purse strings. That’s why free speech, the right of assembly and the right of petition are so important. If you think we are just helpless pawns in the government ponzi scams, it should be a wake-up call for you to get active and have your say. You can say it best at the polls, of course, but contacting your congressional representatives and voicing your opinion and then carrying through when that person comes up for re-election is a tool each of us has. And, it isn’t just the educated who believe libraries and museums are important – there are people who hungered for education who availed themselves of libraries. Most libraries are not government funded, but privately funded anyway. So, we have agencies that spend trillions of dollars frivolously, and you think we have no say in that? Do you thank the IRS had the right to throw themselves a million dollar party? i don’t and most taxpayers thought that was an egregious wrong perpetrated on us. Schools used to be funded by the county, and yes, taxes funded them, BUT, if the parents weren’t happy with the school, teachers and admin, they had a strong voice at the county to make changes or the voting booth would put them out of a job. It’s harder to do since the Feds have taken over that function. School Boards are irrelevant now – they are just little functionaries that interview and hire teachers and allocate the federal funds. They have no control. So – if you want to remain a helpless pawn of the Feds, go ahead. Meanwhile, i’m going to fight the fraud in DC by holding my Congressional representatives feet to the fire!

          • Washington22

            I enjoy your posts. Keep it up !

          • Doug

            I agree. My point was that lots of people believe that each individual should be able to pick and choose what they support and reject individually. This results in chaos and is completely unworkable. By all means work through the system to change the system.

          • jayleigh

            i’m not sure i understand what you mean by “each individual picking and choosing what they support,” but i assume you mean in lieu of taxpayer dollars going for certain enterprises, that people should support what they deem important, and libraries may not be one of the entities that would receive enough support to keep them open – is that what you mean? Well, most libraries are not tax supported – they receive foundation funds from the Carnegie-Mellon trust, and some others, as well as local people who create trusts for music, art and literacy. But, i can see that a particular political view, such as the 1960s anti-war protests, could endanger some necessary government programs if we had to vote on each expenditure for which our tax dollars were allotted, but the general welfare clause in the US-C takes care of that. i don’t think that we should have the option to vote on every expenditure, but let’s face it, i doubt any American would approve of the IRS throwing itself a multi-million-dollar party with taxpayer money and handing out huge bonuses of OUR money to themselves, and spending our hard-earned dollars on expensive booze, call-girls, etc. Solyndra and the auto-bailout where huge and fraudulent uses of taxpayer money. Meanwhile, the military has been decimated, and the war on terrorism has virtually come to a halt, while the POTUS and family spend millions of dollars on vacations, often using both AF1 & 2, to go separately, and even sending the “first pooch” on AF1 alone! THAT’s elitist and not tenable in a democratic-republic! He spent money to shut down national parks to “save money” – spent money putting barriers, cones and guards at public venues that had no paid staff – so his shut-down cost us money – meanwhile, was the pricey WH chef laid off? Nope! He didn’t suffer one moment of deprivation during that fiasco. So, if taxpayer’s had an option to red line his expenditures, don’t you think we’d do it? Of course. But we aren’t given that opportunity. Each administration adds new agencies which costs us tax dollars, and also adds more rules and regulations to the LAWS, and those agencies are given the right to penalize those who break the rules with humongous fines and even prison time. That is NOT constitutional, but it is so entrenched in DC now, that it would take a miracle for any POTUS to slash the agencies and use restraint in creating any new regulatory agencies. Those are the things, given the choice, Americans would NOT choose to fund. i don’t believe that if libraries and music and art galleries were at risk that the American public wouldn’t step forward and foot the bill by donations, or request that they be tax-supported. But i don’t know many people who think the over-lapping redundancy of regulatory agencies is anything but a way to rob us of our shekels and freedom!

          • auntielib

            Yes, and since you mentioned Arkansas, let me point out the following:

            Wishing to leave that corrupt Democrat past behind them, the voters of Arkansas have been fairly steadily moving towards voting Republican, and are not apt to vote Democrat any longer.

            For example, Democrat Senator Blanche Lincoln was recently replaced by a Republican, and all indications are that Democrat Senator Mark Pryor will be replaced by a Republican (Tom Cotton) in the upcoming November midterms.

            Another example of how the people of Arkansas are moving away from the corrupt Democrat Party past is that three school districts in the state have now begun arming their teachers with concealed handguns, and plans are underway to expand that program even further throughout the state.

            The Democrats, of course, are aghast at the idea of providing our government-run schools with the means to protect the students. So the voters, in response, are increasingly making the state a “Democrat-free Zone”, if you will.

          • Washington22

            Hooray for your state ! Impressive !

          • Doug

            Isn’t this simply a reflection of the
            political climate of the South. What Southern states go Democratic any more?

          • auntielib

            Doug, I think some of the shift could be written off as just due to the “political climate of the South”, but I don’t think that fully explains it. After all, Arkansas used to be a HEAVILY Democrat state. Remember, for example, the Democrat governor of Democrat Arkansas blocking access of blacks to Central High in Little Rock? And I suspect there were quite a few members of the Klan in Arkansas during the Democrat Party heyday, most Klan members historically being Democrats.

            But now, even though a LOT of people are still registered Democrats in Arkansas, people are tossing out the Democrat politicians in this state and replacing them with Republicans. Blanche Lincoln got the heave-ho a few years ago, and as I said, Tom Cotton is now poised to give the bounce to Democrat Mark Pryor, the other remaining Democrat Senator from Arkansas. It’s due to the fact that people are TIRED of the Democrat Party’s support for the slaughter of live human beings in the womb, are TIRED of the Democrats’ Obamacare, are TIRED of the anti-Second Amendment BS of the “gun control” Democrat Party, etc. etc.

          • jayleigh

            Hooray – now if we can eliminate voter fraud, imprison ACORN en toto, we may have truly representative, honest voting at the polls! Thanks for sharing that good news!

          • auntielib

            Also in Arkansas, the voter is SUPPOSED to show identification prior to being given a ballot, but the poll workers often ignore the law in that regard.

          • jayleigh

            In my state, we are supposed to show our voter ID or photo ID, but i live in a small town and when i go to the precinct to vote, i always ask if they’d like to see my ID and the worker just smiles like i’m some doddering old fool and indicates she doesn’t need it. But, i didn’t grow up in this town; i just retired here about 8 years ago, and because of my declining health, i am not involved in the village life, so to speak. So, i don’t know that worker, wouldn’t recognize her on the street, and i’m sure she doesn’t know me, but still, she says she doesn’t need to see my ID! i always smile and say, “But, I’d be glad to show it to you” – she always looks wide-eyed like i’m a nut and can’t imagine why i’d offer to show identification to vote!

            But, in 2008, i was still a crisis advocate and one of my former clients was from Africa and she had studied hard for her US citizenship. Her citizenship swearing in was scheduled for Jan 2009, and i was invited to attend. The Election Commission had set up tables so the new citizens could sign up for their new Voter I.D. cards and i was excited to be with her when she got it – i wanted to take a photo of her getting her ID. But, when i suggested we go do that, she said she’d voted in Nov! i said, “It wasn’t legal for you to vote; you weren’t yet a citizen!” She said “people” came to her door and told her that because she was going to have her citizenship ceremony in January, she was eligible to vote in the current election and they gave her a Voter I.D. card and told her that’s all she had to show at the polls. She voted for “guess who” because they also told her that “he” was African and understood her desire to be an American citizen!

            Can we say FRAUD! You wanna bet on how many illegals “legally” voted in 2008, 2012 with “legal” ID cards given to them by ACORN (oh, yeah, i forgot, that rogue agency doesn’t exist anymore right?) ha! It just has another name – same people, same MO!

          • auntielib

            It’s similar in the small town (400 people or so) I live in. Like you, I moved to my fine country location about 8 years ago, but not because of my health. I wanted to escape the high taxes and the oppressive Democrat-wrought rules and regulations of Massachusetts. I love where I now live.

            People here wave at each other when we pass on the road, even though we don’t recognize each other. That never happened in MA, although sometimes, especially in heavy traffic (there’s none of that here) people would wave various (and rude) “hand signals” at each other, if you catch my drift.

          • auntielib

            VERY interesting point on the illegal voter you mentioned, jayleigh! It’s why the Democrat Party steadfastly opposes Voter ID – their Party can’t win without cheating.

      • Brianbrown28us

        I remember a few months ago, reading about this but I think it was in Canada. If it has migrated south (north if you live in Detroit), there must be some way of combating this through legal means.

        • jayleigh

          It may have happened recently in Canada, but it happened in the USA in the first months of Moochie’s school lunch mandate.

          • Brianbrown28us

            Thanks I was unaware of this. Was there any further info or did it just fade away and the parents did nothing?

          • jayleigh

            There was a fuss at the time, but of course, it proved futile. The parents of the allergic child home-schooled because they hit a brick wall where the school was concerned. It was a case of “If we let your child have special privileges, we have to let ALL the students…” Clone-thinking, right? No one is allowed individuality under a socialist regime. That’s why in socialist countries, you find a dearth of art, music, and other expressions of “artistic” individualism. It isn’t supported and it isn’t “allowed” – oh, they claim that artists can create, but the motivation isn’t there; and musicians have a hard time with inspiration when every day is a drudge with no time or energy for creativity. It is under free societies that the “arts” flourish.

          • Brianbrown28us

            We mustn’t forget the eradication of any valid religions also. Faith in anything other than the State is criminal and to be punished, in most cases, by death or long term imprisonment.

      • Richard Erwin

        no PB&J sandwiches or cheese? that sucks

        • jayleigh

          Yep – she decided they were too high in fat – nevermind that PB is actually a good fat and that cheese contains a very high calcium count needed for strong bones and teeth. See? She’s neither a dietitian or a medical professional. She just likes making law!

          • Richard Erwin

            PB&APPLE BUTTER is good also and ham and habenero cheese sandwiches

          • Washington22

            I look at her fat rear and wonder how in the world she has the gonads to preach………..

        • Doug

          It just proves our fatties can trump the food police.

          • jayleigh

            PB&J and cheese on a sandwich does not automatically mean obesity in anyone! Yikes! You’ve bought in to the Michelle-line of dictatoresque thinking that the government as the right to determine what children may or may NOT eat! My goodness! My generation grew up on grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup, or PB&J with a cold glass of milk, and we ran hard, played hard, and spent virtually zero time plunked in front of the TV, mainly because TVs were rare, expensive and not even on-air 24-7 back then. The key to any healthful lifestyle is activity. A person can eat anything in moderation or on an occasional gluttonous feast if exercise calorie-burn exceeds caloric intake! But the food is now so filled with chemicals and synthetic additives that are simply not good for anyone – propylene glycol, for pete’s sake? You want to eat that? Why is that in food? Look at the contents of any processed food and see if you can identify the chemicals added to enhance (sic) the food or “extend its shelf life” – are we even given the truth about what those chemicals are?

          • Doug

            Calm down. All I meant was kids will find a way to eat what they want. I taught for many years and saw kids have 3 packs of Twinkies washed down with a soda.

          • jayleigh

            I am calmer than my posts may seem, and you are right – kids will find a way to eat what they want. The problem is, that high school athletes were NOT getting enough calories so they were having a tough time during practice. Her plan didn’t allow for age or calorie expenditure. It was a “one-size-fits-all concept that didn’t fit all sizes/ages of students, nor did it take into account that some children are very active and expend a lot of energy. Not all students are “couch potatoes” But the thing that was most egregious was that it took away the parents’ right to provide a lunch that the child would actually eat, or met dietary requirements of children with diabetes or food allergies. That’s why government dictates in these areas is hopelessly flawed.

            As far as “calming down” – it seems to me that Americans have been lulled to sleep by the “trust me, I’m only here to help you” rhetoric of the government agencies, and we’ve lost what used to be called “Yankee ingenuity and can-do” mentality that made America strong and formidable to her enemies. More government means less freedom. It’s time to get fired up and fight for the freedoms our U.S.C. provides!

        • lovinspoonful

          PB&J sandwiches are considered “racist”. Don’t ask me how, but that was on a news source. Could have come from Holder.

          • Richard Erwin

            what are kids supposed to eat grass????

          • lovinspoonful

            Why are you asking me?

          • Richard Erwin

            just poseing a question i remember all the great tasting food i got to eat in the 60s and early 70s no first lady stuck her nose in then

          • lovinspoonful

            The first ladies in the past dealt with meaningful and beneficial causes that really helped people. Barbara Bush and Laura Bush continued their work after they were no longer in the White House – because they cared. Michelle wants something she doesn’t have to work at. And when you see what she eats, how can he tell other people what to eat?

          • James

            I’m suspecting that the current “racism” has less to do with what is said and more to do with who says it. I LIKE PB&J-am I racist? Anyone who considers PB&J “racist” must,by design,be even MORE racist to make that call in the face of a drop of evidence. Go ahead-prove me wrong.

          • lovinspoonful

            When I heard that statement or read it, I thought that was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard and wondered who in their right mind, would think up that one. My feeling was someone was really grabbing for straws. Don’t jump on me. I didn’t make the statement.

          • James

            Sorry-I wasn’t jumping on you-that’s just bad manners on my part. I’m standing by my remarks,but they weren’t directed at you,more at the person who actually made that statement. Again,my apologies.

          • James

            BTW-How on Earth do you suppose they/he/she came to that conclusion? I think you’re right-clutching at straws. (Isn’t that what Dems do,just before they resort to insults and name-calling?LOL)

          • lovinspoonful

            No problem.

      • lovinspoonful

        The school system as it is now does not educate the children. It dictates to them and has become ridiculous.

      • Washington22

        take your kids out of public- indoctrination- schools before it’s too late to save them. Home school.. Make it happen……

    • lovinspoonful

      The kids refused her food. That is why her plan did not work.

  • Robert Wheeler

    MeShemale Obama is just like her husband, they both love control. Even if it’s kids. The thing is it’s not the fact she did this, but his that’s really alarming. Most kids don’t like cardboard and tuna water, and yet most can’t vote. You see the treatment. Imagine if this was there own voter blocks, and in many ways it is. Democrats are just hoping the kids are too stupid to remember I guess.

  • John A.

    Why do we ALWAYS go away from what works? Our school systems have systematically eliminated recess and made physical education classes so minimal that many states only require one year of it to graduate from high school. Kids come to school with no food even though more families are on SNAP than at any time in history. If their parents can’t feed them when the government gives them free food money, how can anyone expect these same parents to make sure their kids stay active. Maybe the children would actually learn better if they were given a productive energy outlet during school. I say that with sarcasm because we already know that this works. That is why we don’t do it in public schools.

    • auntielib

      “Why do we ALWAYS go away from what works?”
      —–
      What do you mean, “we”? It is the DEMOCRATS and the greedy teacher’s union who maintain their Death Grip control over the taxpayer-funded government schools.

      For example, every time a legislative proposal is made to fund taxpayer dollars to private-operated public schools, the Democrats react with outrage and attempt to squash that from happening.

      So it’s not “we” who are corrupting our kids’ education and health via the government-run schools, it is THE DEMOCRATS!

      • John A.

        “We” is the republicans too because “we” keep re-electing phony conservatives and politicians who allow the same policies to remain just because they have R behind their name. No improvement in our education system occurred when “we” had control of congress and the executive branch of government. We cannot allow “our” children’s school tax dollars to go to schools that get poor outcomes. The school district only gets federal and state funding based upon our children being there. Private schooling and home schooling our children while informing our local school districts why our children won’t be attending there is how “we” fix it. “We” are responsible for raising our children. If “we” aren’t willing to do so then “we” shouldn’t have children. That is who “we” is!

    • jayleigh

      You are right! When i was in elementary school in the 1940s, we played outdoors except in the pouring down rain or sub-zero weather. And we had no teacher supervising us. But, there were no playground fights; we learned to negotiate, cooperate and to play fairly and enthusiastically. We had teeter-totters, swings, and merry-go-rounds, but we didn’t use them much. We were too busy playing running games, and in winter, we made huge fox-and-geese rings and played tag on them all recess long. In the spring and fall, we played marbles and jacks and, jumped rope, while the boys played football (not “touch” FB – they played hard. i don’t recall any child being seriously injured on the playground, but we were so exhausted when we came back in that our teacher had us put our heads down on the desk for 15 minutes while she read a chapter or two from whichever book she’d chosen. There was no hot lunch program; we walked home for lunch. The “country kids” went to country school through 8th grade and they took bag lunches to school and no one monitored what was in the bag unless a teacher noticed that it wasn’t adequate nutritionally Then she often contacted the parents privately, and if she realized it was an economic problem, she often brought extras in her own lunch and shared it with the poor kids surreptitiously so as not to embarrass the child. What we have now is a nazi-indoctrination-center posing as an academic institution. It ‘ain’t the same school system we old folk enjoyed – a system that was directed by the local school board which was very aware of what the parents’ response would be if they didn’t “get it right!” Now, D.C. decides… what a cheat!

      • Washington22

        What you describe is so Americana……and beautiful. We had love for each other and the human sense of taking care of each other. Are those times lost forever?

    • Brianbrown28us

      Remember that Lib Freak from MSNBC that was busted for making jokes about Romney’s adopted black granddaughter? She also stated a while back that kids don’t belong to their parents and families, they belong to the community and the state. With that mindset, being propagated throughout the Communist, Progressive community (which is about to increase exponentially with their, “Amnesty for Criminal Illegal Aliens” (they are all criminals just by being on our soil and will become Democrat voters not knowing anything other than living under a Socialist or Dictatorial government), reducing the amount of exercise and promoting texting, gaming and a myriad of inert activities, grants the government, through Obama Care, the ability to remove children from their homes to become servants of the State or worse if you are aware of the pedophilia, child pornography, victimization, child sacrifice and thrill murder fetishes rampant in the current government and throughout the world’s elite through the sex trade. This world has declined to the depths of Hell and the United States of America is the last hope for the world. If we stand idle and let it slip any further, it will fall into their hands, all is lost and Satan will reign!

      • jayleigh

        Well, remember Hillary’s “It Takes A Village” book that gave the socialists chills up and down their legs because they deemed it just the validation for taking control of OUR children that they wanted.

    • Washington22

      The government act sensibility? Are you kidding me ?

  • seazen

    Now there is a shock! We have become a nation of lazy, overweight, irresponsible adults who are now flooding the health care system with diabetes, heart issues and other related illnesses. We load the kids with sugar, sit them in front of a TV or video games and don’t encourage them to exercise. Michele Obama has tried to encourage a shift toward more physical activity and better eating habits. Now that is something to really get upset about!

    • waltdisney

      Nancy Reagan told people to say NO to DRUGS. HAddid that work out. People don’t listen to politicians or Wives of politicians.

      • NoCrud

        Some “people” are just children that never grew up.

    • chylene6599

      What you mean “we” white man?

    • jayleigh

      uh huh – it was a huge waste of taxpayer dollars because the foods she chose were tasteless and there were not enough so called “good” calories in it to support high physical activity. She is not a dietitian, and the kids hated the food because it just truly was awful!. Pop machines should be eliminated from the schools, i agree. But don’t say “we” feed the kids sugar and plop them in front of the TV. When the schools start telling the parents (under the orders of Michelle) what their children can have in the bag lunches from home, the government has become intrusive. In several cases, children who were allergic to things in the school lunch program had lunches packed at home with foods that were appropriate for that child, only to have that lunch taken away – even though the child explained about food allergies – and the child was given a school lunch which the child could NOT eat, and the parents were billed for the lunch. The Michelle lunch program did NOT take into consideration food allergies. And when the government decrees what any of us are allowed to eat, it has stepped way beyond its authority. For instance, you can no longer buy tuna packed in its own oil (oil, btw, that is full of healthful omega-3!), and if it is in oil, it is in safflower oil that is nasty tasting; otherwise it is packed in water which totally renders tuna fish tasteless! The government has some role in the production of food products, such as sanitation, added ingredients, etc., but when it comes to limiting the choice because some wonky agency has a quirk about natural fish oil (and btw, you can buy fish oils in capsule form with no problem, but why should i have to? If i can get it naturally in the tuna i buy, why should i spend $15-20 to buy a capsule to give me a nutrient inherent in the food product! Yes, children need high activity and fewer video games, and they need high activity recess time. But Michelle’s food plan was not high enough in calorie content for active children and it was unappealing so kids didn’t eat it. You have too simplistic a view of the situation.

      • Washington22

        Mootchelle is an imbecile………..

      • seazen

        I think you may have “simplistic view” a bit misdirected here. I was suggesting that the habits of our children as it relates to eating, exercise, and their overall health is determined by the attitudes and behaviors of the broader society they live in. If you look around you will find a massive industry dedicated to pushing processed beef and chicken loaded with fat, oils and sugar on everyone. You will see adults lined up at Dunkin Donuts. And you will find that we have been unwilling to support/demand that our schools offer daily “recess” or “gym” or something active.
        The fact that the First Lady want to encourage healthier lifestyles is a good thing. To not promote a shift to more nutritious foods is to endorse whatever is bing pushed at our kids today as if it were the best choice.
        So, it is more than a couple of allergies or whether tuna is packed in its own oil or water. That is simplistic and ignores the fact that good tuna in water is delicious and fresh. Try one fresh salmon or swordfish or halibut if you really want to get the full benefits that fish has to offer.

        • jayleigh

          Simplistic? You think? hmmmm – Well, salmon is actually my favorite fish. i eat more fish than i do beef. And i also love halibut, but i admit i’ve never eaten swordfish. However, tuna packed in water is tasteless! You and i may disagree on the taste of water-packed tuna, but that doesn’t make my argument for the government to get out of the biz of telling us what we may eat and what we are not allowed to eat! Offering choices is the American way – limiting choice and forcing a particular food type on us is a totalitarian, “Big Brother Knows Best” way of controlling the population. My point is that it is NOT ANY GOVERNMENT’S responsibility to tell people which foods they are allowed to eat. The responsibility for food safety IS a responsibility, but NOT deciding whether we can have tuna packed in its own oil, or MUST be washed clean of that heart-healthful oil and it replaced with water or nasty safflower oil! Tuna packed in water is NOT fresh! Do you know what process they use to “wash” the natural oils out of tuna? Yuk! But, i wouldn’t mind if the tuna packed in water or its NATURAL oil were OPTIONS, then those who want their tuna washed, could have it that way, but those of us who prefer the NATURAL TUNA OIL HIGH IN OMEGA-3, could have it without government intervention into our food CHOICES. The government has no right to determine whether a restaurant, such as a pizzaria may give 16 oz drinks with unlimited refills or provide only 8 oz to protect the customer from over-indulging in soda pop! That’s just brainless and controlling. So,YOU are the one with the simplistic view. So, use M’s dietary mandates in your own life if you think she’s the guru of all good nutrition, but the fact is, she has no degree in nutrition or dietetics and it isn’t her call to decide what growing children may or may not eat! She made no provision for children with food allergies, and some schools even inspected the children’s bag lunches and if they didn’t conform to M’s standards, the lunches were taken away and school lunches provided and the parents billed. That’s a huge government intervention into the parents’ rights and responsibilities in the care of their own children.

          If adults want to line up at Dunkin Donuts, to eat the carbs and sugary products, what biz is of yours OR the governments? The government, by Constitution is only allowed to protect us “from all enemies foreign and domestic” – which does NOT include by the greatest stretch of the imagination, our diets or food choices! i DO NOT line up at Dunkin Donuts or any other donut or sweet shop as a general rule, but i occasionally do indulge in a donut – they just aren’t my daily choice for breakfast – i have oatmeal, 1 cup of coffee, and a high protein bar, and a piece of fruit. i maintain a healthful diet, but it isn’t any of the Government’s business to tell me what i MUST eat or MUST avoid. That’s between me and my physician! Show me anywhere in the U.S. Constitution any jot or tiddle that would give the government the right to meddle in my food choices!

          • seazen

            OK, then. Let us do away with all the federal agencies tasked with assuring that the products being sold to us are free of bacteria and chemicals that can kill us, that our water is safe to drink, that our pharmaceuticals have been tested and are safe. The diseases that can easily be spread throughout the entire population through tainted foods affect everyone and are not something to be handled after the fact between you and your doctor.
            The issue here is still not the taste of canned tuna. It is about a destructive life-style paradigm that has contributed dramatically to the skyrocketing cost of health care in this country. We all pay for that financially and millions will pay for that with their health.
            And the “government” does not tell you what food you can consume. It does, however, try to protect you from killing yourself in doing it.

          • jayleigh

            So, it’s the government’s right and duty to pass a law to keep us from a harmful lifestyle? Is that your contention? Show me that in the United States Constitution. The government DOES limit my choices when it mandates that tuna has to be packed either in water or in safflower oil, and that isn’t the only food product the government has tampered with. But aside from that, you mention the “pharmaceutical” industry, and yet, people HAVE been harmed by drugs that have been tested, passed the government inspectors, and still harmed people. Want to go back and look at thalidamide for instance – want to talk to any of the victims of that drug? That didn’t happen outside of the government’s purview. It was an unexpected problem with that drug. Do i think the government shouldn’t have standards where pharmaceuticals and food safety is concerned. Nope, i DO believe there need to be standards for cleanliness, safety, etc. What i object to is the gov telling me i CANNOT BUY TUNA PACKED IN ITS OWN OIL. What you do not seem to understand is that there is no Constitutional mandate for the government to interfere with my food CHOICES! Food safety, cleanliness of facilities that package food for human consumption is important, but deciding to limit MY personal choices about which foods i am allowed to purchase and consume is not the business of the government! It has NO Constitutional right to determine the butterfat content of ice cream or any other food. Making optional products available is fine with me, but the government simply does not have Constitutional authority to “nanny” me in any way. Yes, food safety is a function of protection in a general way that an argument for constitutionality for those regulations can be made and i don’t complain – what i am talking about, and you seem not to be able to grasp, is CHOICES. And Parental rights to determine which foods to feed their children! Unless the parents are blatantly abusive, neglectful, or failing to feed their children, the government has no constitutional mandate to determine the caloric intake for ALL children because no DC dietitian can possibly know the activity level of any child or the caloric-intake requirements of “all” children! The government has no way of knowing the individual metabolic rates of the children even in one area of the country, let alone the total USA! That food program did not take into consideration of any of those differences in children – it was a “one size fits all” and the problem is – it did’t fit all children! The government has no Constitutional right to keep me from “killing myself” by eating the foods i choose to eat. Show me in the Constitution where the government has a right to keep me from unintentionally harming myself via lifestyle choices – show it to me! It isn’t there! Providing information on better choices for maintaining a healthful lifestyle is one thing, but meddling in food choices is NOT a Constitutional right!

          • James

            Jayleigh;
            Let’s not forget some meds available in other Countries for decades,never shown to have bad side effects,and known to be helpful in treatment of diseases,but NOT permitted here in America.
            Bless you,I’m cheering your courage,and praying you beat this reaper.

          • jayleigh

            Thank you, James, and you are correct; there are many drugs manufactured in other countries that are safe and beneficial, but to allow them here would mean robbing the US drug companies of profits. i was on a med a few years ago that could have killed me, but when i called my doctor who prescribed it, i was told that those symptoms were NOT related to the drug. So, i went to my pharmacist and she got out her med sheet and what i was experiencing were listed on her info from the drug company. i told her about my doctor’s comment and she grimaced and said, “Well the drug companies aren’t always truthful with the doctors about the side effects – they want the doctors to prescribe the medication – and if doctors knew the full extent of the side-effects, a reputable doctor wouldn’t chance it.” The drug companies used to throw “drug lunches” for the medical clinics and give expensive presents to the doctors to entice them to prescribe their medications. i haven’t worked in a medical office for a long time, so i don’t know if they still do that, but one of the doctors i worked for in a multi-doctor specialty clinic refused to attend the drug lunches or even eat the food they brought because he considered it bribery. American protectionism often protects the drug companies by excluding foreign drug importation, but doesn’t always protect the patient by allowing the drug companies to get by without full disclosure of possible side effect!

          • James

            What kind of legal sanctions are there for drug companies that don’t fully disclose side effects or mislead about the effects? Maybe stronger enforcement would stop or reduce that problem. I’ve had my issues with the FDA’s intrusion into areas that they should leave alone,but this is one place where maybe they aren’t being strong ENOUGH.

          • jayleigh

            Evidently none – probably because “full disclosure” is given to the pharmacists, so under some goofy “rule” that probably constitutes “fully disclosure” – but you know, it shouldn’t be an option to disclose fully to ONE type of dispensing facility without having to fully disclose to the MDs who prescribe the meds! i couldn’t even find that info on the net! It took my truly excellent pharmacist to find it in the literature the drug co. sent to the pharmacy.

          • James

            And there it is-it ALWAYS comes down to “Well,let’s just eliminate ALL control and see how THAT works.” Certainly some form of control is good,to be sure that food isn’t sold with unhealthy contamination,but it DOES need to held to certain standards that don’t dictate what kids can or can’t have for lunch,and what parents choose to feed their kids or themselves. THIS would be called MODERATION. There’s a FINE LINE between protecting us and hyper-managing the People. Regarding kids’ inclination to prefer electronic games to physical games,that’s partly due to modern technology,and partly due to kids’ parents giving the kids $$$ in electronic games just because they WANT ‘em. Growing up,there was truckloads of toys and games I WANTED,but I didn’t get ‘em all,and what I did get,didn’t arrive without my EARNING them,with chores,extra good behavior,helping the neighbors with their work or getting better than usual grades in School. These kids who are given what they want (bribes for not bothering Mom and Dad?) never learn that just wanting something in life won’t make it happen. The rest of the world won’t be,and CAN’T be as “generous” as Mom and Dad.

    • DMJo

      The problem is the progressive idea that children are a burden instead of a blessing, that children don’t need limits or guidance, that children don’t need their parents’ attention or involvement in their lives. Couple that with dual-income households that leave the parents too tired to adequately parent and you get children being unhealthy.

      • seazen

        Where in the world did the “progressive idea that children are a burden instead of a blessing” come from? That is a bizarre statement.

        • DMJo

          From the women’s liberation movement.

          • seazen

            Darn that “women’s liberation” stuff. They should all just stay in the kitchen, have babies, and be quiet. And as far as blessings are concerned, I hope you mean all children of all races and economic classes.

          • DMJo

            Women can still go to work AND look at their children as blessings. The two can co-exist.

            Of course, I mean ALL children of all races and economic classes are blessings. How absurd to suggest otherwise!

  • Herman Vogel

    If this Failure of a person is SO concerned about over weight kids, why isn’t she doing something about the MAIN factor of obesity? That being the High Fructose Corn Sweeteners that is in everything we eat and drink. (They complain about “Sugary Drinks” when we have FEW if Any drinks with Sugar in them.) It damages the liver and heart and adds empty calories to everyone’s diet. Oh Wait,,,the manufactures are the SAME one that make ethanol we are forced to put in our cars that get LESS fuel mileage and destroys older vehicle ( those older then 8 yrs old) and small engines and DONATE Millions to the DNC…we can’t do that,,can we….Disgusting Liars.

    • Doug Brown

      I agree, but then people would be whining about regulation and too much government control. Republicans will have to make the change and only then will it be OK.

      • Doug

        God will lead them in the right direction.

    • DMJo

      If she really cared, then she would be pushing for more recess and physical education time at the govt. schools. When I went to school, we had recess before school started, another recess two hours later, then an hour lunch so we could eat and then play for a half hour, and then another recess two hours later than that. Each recess was 15 minutes. Nowadays, the kids are lucky to get one recess, and the lunch period doesn’t allow any play time.

      • Herman Vogel

        When I went to school PE was mandatory and fitness tests were given. Also, when I went to elementary in the 50 we have baseball teams made up of girls and boys and we played all lunch hour to see who was best. Sad that we have more time for Iphone then I-PE.

  • Russell Smith

    Anything with “Obama” attached to it is an epic failure, why would this be any different?

  • Jose Hernandez

    The racial matter in USA is a matter of black racists and a good business for the racism bosses like sharpton and jackson,opra,kanye baboon west,jz…al of the capitalists,all of them millionaires,all of them high class a jet set socialite.

  • bee

    the scumbag moooocher of the u.s. is at it again.

    • NoCrud

      The more you dig into the Obamaroids’ shenanigans, the dirtier it gets.