Did Michelle Obama really call Hispanic children fat?

In comments that would likely be deemed racist if delivered by a Republican, first lady Michelle Obama said that Hispanic parents feed their children too much causing them to be obese.

In a speech to the National Council of La Raza Tuesday, Obama said changes in lifestyles are affecting Hispanic families, according to video published by the Washington Examiner.

“Sadly, all these changes and how we live and eat are having a devastating effect on our children’s health,” she said. “Right now, nearly 40 percent Hispanic children in this country are overweight or obese – nearly 50 percent are on track to develop diabetes.”

Obama added that the safety of Hispanic neighborhoods affects children’s activities.

“Compared to white parents, nearly five times more Hispanic parents report that safety is a barrier to their kids being active,” Obama said. “Hispanic kids ages 9-13 are only half as likely to participate in organized physical activity outside of school.”

“While food might be love – the truth is that we are loving ourselves and our kids to death,” she said. “So we need to step up.”

Watch this segment of her speech via the Washington Examiner here.

H/T: Washington Examiner


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