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Haters Gonna Hate. Zo Responds.

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This is from Alfonzo Rachel.

Zo is telling it like it really is.

 

You Mad? Guess so! I got a double dosage of hate for calling out Michelle Obama on her speech at Tuskegee U.  Here’s what I gotta say to that, in This ZoNation! Also I want to say thanks to this who received the message well, and thank yous to this who have been on the left but considered what I’m saying and are doing a rethink! And if you really like the message and would like to see more of it get out there, I really hope you’ll support by following up on what I mention in the video!

 

 

 

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The school lunches that shame America: Photos reveal just how meager US students’ meals are compared to even the most cash-strapped of nations

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This is from The U. K. Daily Mail.

Students in Cuba are eating better lunches than American students.

Look at student meals from around the world.

 

 

  • Korean schools serve hearty fish soup and fermented cabbage, kimchi while Greece, Spain and France all serve fresh meat, vegetables and fish 
  • However, students in the world’s richest nation lunches are the unhealthiest with lots of processed items
  • The contrasts between America’s school meals and those in far less fortunate economies are stark and suggest Michelle Obama’s push for more healthful lunches nationwide may not be giving kids enough to eat

 

Mouthwatering photos of school lunches served around the world reveal even children in Ukraine, Estonia and Greece are treated to delectable meals each day. School children in America, meanwhile, aren’t nearly so lucky.

Whereas a kid in France might be treated to a juicy steak and a hunk of brie, the richest country in the world’s youths are more likely to receive unidentified meat served alongside little more than a starch like white pasta, fries or a roll.

The contrasts between America’s school meals and those in far less fortunate economies are stark and suggest Michelle Obama’s push for more healthful lunches nationwide may not be enough.

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What is it? School lunches in the United States stand in stark contrast to the wholesome and in some cases even decadent meals served to kids in other markedly less fortunate nations

The first new school lunch standards championed by Michelle Obama have been phased in over the last several school years.

In addition to whole grain requirements, the rules set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on foods in the lunch line and beyond. While many schools have had success putting the rules in place, others have said they are too restrictive and costly.

Backlash against the rules have spawned a wave of social media photos along with the tag #thanksMichelleObama. If these pictures are any indication, schools have responded to the rules by cutting down on portions to reduce fat and calories rather than by using potentially more costly ingredients.

Meanwhile, the widely different meals from Spain, Ukraine, Greece, South Korea, Brazil, France, Finland and Italy are all fresh and wholesome, with fish, steak and vegetables featuring prominently.

But in the UK and US, lunch trays feature processed foods such as popcorn chicken, frankfurters, cookies, and beans from a tin. 

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What children in other countries eat (clockwise from top left): Ukraine’s version of sausage and mash; Brazil’s plantains, rice and black beans; beetroot salad and pea soup in Finland and steak with beans and carrots in France (photo courtest Sweetgreen)

 

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South Indian school children eat off a thali plate which has white rice, sambar (dhal), smoked gourd vegetable stir-fry, curd, buttermilk and kesari, a type of sweet dessert made from semolina

 

The school lunch comparisons were revealed by Sweetgreen, a chain of US restaurants, and website Never Seconds, run by Scottish schoolgirl Martha Payne, who logs her thoughts and experiences of eating school meals at her primary school in Lochgilphead, Scotland.

The 12-year-old launched the blog in 2012 as a school writing project with assistance from her father, David,

Written under the pseudonym ‘VEG’ (Veritas Ex Gustu – truth from tasting), with the subtitle ‘One primary school pupil’s daily dose of school dinners’, the blog features daily entries on the $3 school meal that Martha/ ‘VEG’ has chosen that day, her thoughts on the food and its quality, a count of the number of hairs, a health rating, a picture, and marks out of 10 based on a ‘Food-o-Meter’.

Martha, who has been invited to talk in international conferences is currently raising money for Scottish charity Mary’s Meals, through her JustGiving page.

Mary’s Meals  – which began in 2002 as a one-off school feeding programme – currently provides daily life changing meals to over 989,000 hungry children in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe and South America.

The surprising pictures show just how the UK and US measures up to the rest of the world when it comes to feeding schoolchildren.

While the majority of lunches feature fresh foods, US tray is packed with processed items.

Similarly the typical UK school lunch is sadly lacking in fresh vegetables, featuring a baked potato, sausage and beans from a tin, and a half corn on the cob with a melon slice to follow.

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Lunch in an Estonian school is rice with a piece of meat and purple cabbage. They also have bread and a get a cup of chocolate drink

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UK school dinner of frankfurters and beans, a baked potato, corn on the cob, slice of melon and a box drink

 

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Balanced diet: Italian children get pasta, fish, two kinds of salad, rocket and caprese, a bread roll and grapes (courtesy Sweetgreen)

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In Finland lunch is mainly a vegetarian affair of pea soup, carrots, beetroot salad, crusty roll and sweet pancake with berries to finish.

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School lunch in Alba, Spain (left): white flesh peaches, strawberries and yogurt melts, cous-cous, broccoli, cucumbers and roasted salmon; (right): Poached apple pears, strawberries and blue berries, boiled swede and fresh garden peas

 

In France, children start their meal with a generous slab of Brie.

This is followed by a hearty portion of rare steak, served with two types of vegetables – carrots and green beans.

And you won’t find sweets on this lunch tray. The healthy theme continues into dessert, with the young ones  tucking into kiwi fruit and apples.

The South Korean lunch is equally as impressive.

A milky fish soup to start followed by a serving of stir fried rice with tofu, broccoli and peppers. On the side is kimchi, the traditional Korean condiment of fermented cabbage.

In Scandinavia, Finnish schools dish up a vegetarian lunch of pea soup, beetroot salad, carrots and a roll. For pudding there is pannakkau, a sweet pancake served with strawberries and blueberries.

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South Korean children tuck into broccoli and peppers, fried rice with tofu, fermented cabbage and fish soup

 

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Brie, green beans, carrot, rare steak and pudding of kiwi fruit and apples is served in French schools

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A meal of traditional flavours: Brazil’s rice and black beans, baked plantain, pork with peppers and coriander, green salad and a seeded roll

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Rice, a chicken croquette, a piece of taro root and yellow pea soup is the school lunch in Old Havana, Cuba

 

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In Japan, school children tuck into fried fish, dried seaweed, tomatoes, miso soup with potatoes, rice (in the metal container), and milk

A plump portion of lightly fried fish sits atop rocket salad in the Italian lunch tray. This is accompanied by a small portion of pasta, a simple caprese salad of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, a crusy roll and a bunch of grapes.

Most of the schools have kept to traditional foods for the school lunch.

Children in Spain start their meal with cold tomato soup, gazpacho, served with shrimp and brown rice. This is served with a seeded roll, peppers with red cabbage and half an orange for dessert.

Children in Greece have baked chicken with orzo, stuffed grape leave, cucumber and tomato salad, yoghurt with pomegranate seeds and oranges.

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Wholesome: Seeded roll, shrimp with brown rice, gazpacho and tri-colour peppers. Dessert is half an orange

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A serving of borscht (beetroot soup) with pickled cabbage, sausages and mash. Dessert is a sweet pancake

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Greek school lunches feature baked chicken with orzo, stuffed grape leaves, salad of cucumber and tomatoes, yogurt with pomegranate seeds and two oranges

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hanks Michelle Obama? New school lunch rules backed by FLOTUS have students nationwide tweeting ‘#thanksMichelleObama’ along with photos of meals like these

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Michelle Obama? New school lunch rules backed by FLOTUS have students nationwide tweeting ‘#thanksMichelleObama’ along with photos of meals like these

Traditional South American food such as rice with black beans, baked plantains and pork with vegetables are on offer for Brazilian children. They also had a side serving of salad and bread with their meal.

In Ukraine children feast on mashed potato, sausages, borscht, cabbage and syrniki, a type of dessert pancake.

US school lunches feature fried popcorn chicken with ketchup, mashed potatoes, peas, a fruit cup and a chocolate chip cookie.

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Bowls of salad are ready to be served at Delcare Edu Center, a local kindergarten and child care center in the business district of Singapore

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A healthier UK school dinner: Two trays at a primary school in London. The meal at right consists of pasta with broccoli and slices of bread, and fruit. At left are vegetable chili with rice and broccoli, sponge cake with custard, and a banana

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In France, school lunch is an art form: hot, multi-course and involving vegetables. A meal of rice, salmon, ratatouille, a slice of bread, a salad with celery and carrots, and an orange and donut at the Anne Franck school in Lambersart, northern France

 

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Michelle Tells Blacks to Vote Democrat and Then Eat ‘Fried Chicken’

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This is from Godfather Politics.

Be good little house and a field ni**ers vote Democrat return to the plantation and have your fried chicken.

 

 

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You can’t make up this stuff. When I heard it on Rush’s show, I thought it was one of his parody skits. It turned out to be the real deal.

Here’s what Michelle Obama said on the “News One Daily” show to host Roland Martin about today’s crucial election as reported by the Daily Caller:

Roland Martin: “So can we, if we go out to the polls, can we, say, we have a souls to polls on Sunday, can we do soul food after we vote?”

Michelle Obama: “Absolutely. I give everyone full permission to eat some fried chicken after they vote. Only after, if you haven’t voted… You make a good point. Because I am, I do talk about health. But I think that a good victory for Democrats on Tuesday, you know, should be rewarded with some fried chicken.”

I want you to note two things. First, the stereotype of Blacks eating fried chicken. I know, it’s OK for Blacks to make fun of themselves even to the point of using the N-word. In my pinion, however, I think it’s a stupid thing to say and quite demeaning.

While the Obamas are eating the best of everything, their voting stooges, who believe in political salvation, are relegated to fried chicken. This is what Michelle thinks of them. Moreover, it perpetuates a stereotype.

Blacks need to wake up and help us transform the Republican Party into the party of liberty, personal responsibility, and the minimalist State.

Second, did you notice how Martin brought in how black churches are a gathering place for Democrat voters. “Souls to polls on Sunday,” he called it. Those are black souls for Democrat candidates only.

I wrote about this in “IRS and Liberal Groups Silent on Black Churches Politicking.”

You can listen to it hear Michelle’s comments around the 7:15 mark:
Read more at http://godfatherpolitics.com/18222/michelle-tells-blacks-vote-democrat-eat-fried-chicken/#zelULdmFIUbFWe4o.99

Harvard Educated Michelle Obama Says Founders Not Born In America

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This is from Godfather Politics.

It sounds like Moochelle is saying my Ivy League  education did not make me smart enough to feed my children.

So you are too Damned dumb to know how to feed your children without the governments help.

One thing for sure her education did not include history and if it did she skipped the classes.

 

 

Harvard educated First Lady Michelle Obama told “attendees of a naturalization ceremony Wednesday that the Founding Fathers weren’t born in America.”

This is the same Michelle Obama who told us that her Harvard education did not help her in knowing how to feed her children:

“In an interview with MSN.com, First Lady Michelle Obama explained she used to struggle to feed her kids right—even though she received an education from Harvard and Princeton.

“‘Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right,’ she explained, sharing a story about her children’s doctor who pulled her aside to talk about her family diet.

“‘I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?’ she recalled.

I thought this was a story from The Onion. Michelle Obama actually said this. This goes to show you how dumb smart people can be.

These are the same dumb smart people who get us into unwinnable wars, wrecked the economy, and don’t know the differences between the sexes.

Not only didn’t her Harvard and Princeton educations teach her how to feed her children, they apparently didn’t teach her much about American history:

 

“It’s amazing that just a few feet from here where I’m standing are the signatures of the 56 Founders who put their names on a Declaration that changed the course of history,” she said during her speech, referring to the Declaration of Independence. “And like the 50 of you, none of them were born American – they became American.”

I’m trying to grasp the meaning of her comments. Is she saying that the founders weren’t born Americans because there was no United States of America in 1776? This can’t be the case since the Declaration of Independence states, “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.” America did not begin with the Declaration. If it did, it would exclude anybody born prior to July 4th 1776 from ever becoming president.

Did she actually mean that those who signed the Declaration of Independence and participated in the drafting of the Constitution were not born in America? Benjamin Franklin was born in Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and James Madison were born in Virginia. John Adams was born in Massachusetts. Surely she knows this. But maybe not.washinton Birthplace

George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison served as President of the United States. They had to have been born in America in order to qualify for the office.

This is junior high history stuff. Is America’s educational system so bad that the First Lady of the United States does not know that our founders were born in America? Or is it something else? Did anybody blink when she said it?

I don’t recall in my research on this story that a single mainstream media outlet reported on Michelle Obama’s rewriting of America’s history.

If the swell of illegal immigration continues, our schools won’t be teaching the history of the founding of the United States of America since the America we know won’t matter anymore.
Read more at http://godfatherpolitics.com/15968/harvard-educated-michelle-obama-says-founders-born-america/#W5GH1pVrOXbgObCe.99

 

Pants-on-Fire Resolutions of America’s Political Elite

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This is from Joe For America.

Enough said!

 

Barrack Hussein Obama~ 

RESOLUTIONS #1  roclamation

  • I SHALL encourage all citizens to express, without fear of retribution, their thoughts and feelings about Obamacare.
  • I SHALL declare that anti-Obamacare folks are not political dissidents, but merely “misguided belief holders.” If they like their beliefs, they can keep their beliefs. Period.
  • I SHALL assure everyone who takes action to repeal Obamacare, that they will not be enrolled in “belief adjustment” seminars or railroaded to FEMA re-education camps.
  • I SHALL cancel shovel-ready railroad projects linking hundreds of FEMA re-education camps that are under construction.
  • I SHALL re-open the White House to the public, re-instate veteran’s benefits, cancel welfare to illegal aliens, rebuild citizen trust in my transparent government, and never again take a selfie while wearing my onesie.

Resolution #2

 

Michelle Obama 

  • I SHALL celebrate being “fifty and fabulous” with a low-key, budget-friendly birthday gathering.Resolution Graphic #3
  • I SHALL develop a behind-the-scenes program to share my vast personal experience with fitness, high fashion, and cosmetic make-over techniques.
  • I SHALL resist pressure from Valerie to nominate me to the next wide open seat on the Supreme Court.
    Resolution Graphic #4
  • I SHALL cease writing about the need to eat healthy food (especially carrots) since the right-wing sabotaged sales of my home gardening book.


Joe Biden~

Resolution Graphic #5

  • I SHALL campaign to become the democrat candidate for president in 2016 by maintaining high media visibility with witty comments and displays of my sexy, manly body.
  • I SHALL select Hillary for my vice-president to help her gain the experience she did not acquire as Secretary of State while country-hopping on her quest for photo ops and a decent haircut.

Eric Holder~

Resolution Graphic #6

  • I SHALL contemplate the sage advice of Horton, my favorite elephant, who . . .
    meant what he said,
    and said what he meant,
    and always was truthful,
    100%”
  • I SHALL direct my Department of Injustice to prosecute law breakers without prejudice regarding race, color, and party affiliation, even if the perpetrators cling to God and guns, drive pick-up trucks, live in or near swamps, and have really long beards.

John Boehner~

Resolution Graphic #7

  • I SHALL find the courage to just say “no” to Harry Reid.
  • I SHALL stop flip-flopping from republican to rino to democrat to progressive kool-aid drinker and back to republican.
  • I SHALL restore my skin to its natural color, whatever that is.
  • I SHALL never ever cry in public again.

Hillary Clinton~

Resolution Graphic #8

  • I SHALL complete my next best seller, “It Takes the Village People to Transform a Country.”
  • I SHALL continue my  investigation regarding the loss of four American lives and 20,000 surface-to-air missiles during the Benghazi attack.
  • I SHALL appear humble while accepting awards for my work that has made a difference in the resurgence of peace in Syria, Egypt, Somalia, Russia, Yemen, and the Ukraine.
  • I SHALL sue to block publication of a sexist book, “How to Succeed in Politics Without Having Accomplished Anything At All.”

Bill Clinton~

Resolution Graphic # 9

  •  I SHALL live by my vow of chastity when Hillary’s White House is filled with nubile government interns.

Washington D.C. Fire Department~

Resolution Graphic #10

    WE SHALL install hundreds of additional fire alarms in Washington, D.C.

to

    quell the continual pants-on-fire outbreaks.

Molli Nickell, a commentator for TheBlaze, posts additional fables Molli for Joeat  www.grannyguerrillas.com.
To look inside her book, “Uncle SCAM’S Book of Politically Incorrect Fables,  Click Here. This quick-read, 96-page book will entertain, educate, and amuse the patriots as well as the low-information voters in your personal universe. Pass it around! Save 25% off the cover price of $7.95 when you order through createspace (the e-commerce division of Amazon.com). Use discount codeTG4NRPFB. Click here to order
A 35+ year veteran of the publishing business, Molli also is a book doctor/editor who helps writers get their work published at www.getpublishednow.biz
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2014/01/pants-fire-political-resolutions-2014/#PttqqFwBlKUKPjIl.99

Mychal Massie says Obama is a Liar, a Racist and a Communist

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This is from Victoria Jackson.com.

I will Mycal Massie spot on.

The left starts calling Mychal an Uncle Tom and a

sellout in 5-4-3-2-1.

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Mychal Massie, a highly respected journalist, speaker and talk show host, recently said, “The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.”

“I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to not being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world.”

Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same. I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.”

“Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.”

“I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.”

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Read more at http://victoriajackson.com/10106/mychal-massie-says-obama-liar-racist-communist#bIqc6CtX4GajcfTf.99

 

Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is executive at company that built Obamacare website

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This is from The Daily Caller.

A crony of Moochelles and an Obama contributor is at

the company that got the no bid contract for the ACA website.

One more example of Obama corruption.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the contract to build the failed Obamacare website.

Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov. CGI Federal is the U.S. arm of a Canadian company.

Townes-Whitley and her Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.

Toni Townes ’85 is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon, West Africa. Her decision to return to work, as an African-American woman, after six years of raising kids was applauded by a Princeton alumni publication in 1998

George Schindler, the president for U.S. and Canada of the Canadian-based CGI Group, CGI Federal’s parent company, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.

As reported by the Washington Examiner in early October, the Department of Health and Human Services reviewed only CGI’s bid for the Obamacare account. CGI was one of 16 companies qualified under the Bush administration to provide certain tech services to the federal government. A senior vice president for the company testified this week before The House Committee on Energy and Commerce that four companies submitted bids, but did not name those companies or explain why only CGI’s bid was considered.

On the government end, construction of the disastrous Healthcare.gov website was overseen by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of longtime failed website-builder Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.

Update: The Daily Caller repeatedly contacted CGI Federal for comment. After publication of this article, the company responded that there would be “nothing coming out of CGI for the record or otherwise today.” The company did however insist that The Daily Caller include a reference to vice president Cheryl Campbell’s House testimony. This has been included as a courtesy to the company.

Kentucky students to first lady Michelle Obama: Your food ‘tastes like vomit’

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This is from The Daily Caller.

We have another Obama failure and Barack is not the author of this failure.

It is the shaved Wookie Moochelle and her food Nazis.

Their pipe-dream of forcing students to eat healthy foods.

This meal plan by the shaved Wookie is causing school districts

to lose millions and more food is being is being tossed out then ever before.

 

Students in a rural Kentucky county — and their parents — are the latest to join a growing national chorus of scorn for the healthy school lunches touted by first lady Michelle Obama.

“They say it tastes like vomit,” said Harlan County Public Schools board member Myra Mosley at a contentious board meeting last week, reports The Harlan Daily Enterprise.

The growing body of USDA meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ has long been a signature issue for the first lady.

 

Denizens of Harlan County don’t much care, though. Their primary concern at the board meeting was a bevy of complaints that local children are starving at lunch — and for the remainder of the school day — because the food on offer in the cafeteria is crappy and there isn’t nearly enough of it.

“Kids can’t learn when they’re hungry!” parents shouted to the board, according to the Enterprise.

Other gripes involved the new bread, which students don’t want to eat because it’s brown wheat bread, and the new milk, which is skim or one percent fat, not two percent or whole. The cafeteria’s chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk offerings are now nonfat.

Jack Miniard, the school district’s director of school and community nutrition, was on hand to explain that the federal government now governs both food choices and portion sizes in most American school districts including Harlan County.

Under the National School Lunch Program, participating schools must provide lunches — including free or reduced price lunches — with minimum amounts of fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and whole grains. Also, in what presumably falls outside the hunger-free aspect of the act, there’s a calorie cap: 850 for high school lunches, 700 for middle schools and a mere 650 calories for kids in elementary school.

Students can only have one serving of meat or other protein. However, rich kids can buy a second portion each day on their own dime.

Servings of carbohydrates such as potatoes are limited to just a single serving of three-fourths of a cup per student.

On the plus side, students can eat as many fruits and vegetables as they want.

Across the country, students and parents have expressed dissatisfaction with the federal government’s new food regime. Some wealthier suburban school districts are simply backing out of the National School Lunch Program, though doing so can mean giving up a six-figure annual subsidy for the district. (RELATED: First lady-backed school lunch regs cost school district $100,000)

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/27/kentucky-students-to-first-lady-michelle-obama-your-food-tastes-like-vomit/#ixzz2dCs3CKlq

 

Michelle Obama Gives a Nod to ‘Walking School Buses’

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This is from CNSNews.

What is a walking school bus?

I know it was used on the Flintstones.

Will the Obama girls use to walking school bus to get to their

school?

I do not see it happening.

(CNSNews.com) – First Lady Michelle Obama is promoting walking to school as part of her anti-obesity campaign.

In remarks to mayors gathered at the White House last week, the first lady singled out Knox County, Tenn., which – inspired by Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign — has created a bike-share program and something called a “walking school bus.”

“I’ve heard more and more of this kind of walking school bus happening all over the country — so that kids can get exercise on the way to school, kind of like we did when we were growing up,” she said.

A “walking school bus” is a group of children who walk to school with adult chaperones.

“You remember the miles of walking you did with a sweet potato in your pocket?” Mrs. Obama asked a laughing audience.  “We all heard that story.  My mother repeated it just yesterday. And that’s what Let’s Move! is all about,” she said.  “That’s what we’re really trying to do here.

“It’s about people all across this country coming together to take action to support the health of our kids,” Mrs. Obama added.  “We’ve seen it happen in cities, towns and rural areas across the United States.”

“Studies show that fewer children are walking and biking to school, and more children are at risk of becoming overweight,” says WalkingSchoolBus.org, run by the Department of Transportation, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center and the Partnership for a Walkable America. (A variation on the walking school bus is the bicycle train, in which adults supervise children riding their bikes to school.)

“Changing behaviors of children and parents require creative solutions that are safe and fun,” the website says.

If the First Lady walked to school when she was a child, she would have had to travel less than a mile.

Michelle Robinson grew up at 7436 South Euclid Avenue on the South Side of Chicago.  She attended Bryn Mawr Elementary school from 1970 to 1977, which is 0.7 miles from her home at 7355 South Jeffery Boulevard.

For security reasons, Mrs. Obama’s own two daughters are delivered to their private school, located 4.6 miles from the White House, by the Secret Service vehicles.

Mrs. Obama has promoted walking to school before.  Marking International Walk to School Day in 2010, the First Lady said it is a good way for children to exercise.

“Congratulations to all those participating in International Walk to School Day,” she said at the time.  “By walking or biking to school, students, parents, teachers, and administrators all across America are getting active. It also helps kids get a head start on being active for 60 minutes each day, the goal set by the Presidential Active Lifestyle program.”

“I know that by getting students moving, we can help ensure they will live full and healthy lives, and that is why I am so encouraged by all the events going on across our country this month,” Mrs. Obama said.

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Indiana school district loses $300K because students refuse to buy first lady’s healthy meals

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This is from The Washington Times.

More schools are losing money serving the meals that the

shaved Wookie Moochelle forced on them.

As more and more schools lose more and more money will

tell the Obama administration to pound sand.

The states will have to be careful because Wookies even

shaved ones are sore losers.

 

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the kids' "State Dinner" in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The event recognizes 54 winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy lunches representing all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

School officials in Carmel Clay, Ind., said they lost $300,000 last school year because students are rejecting the healthy menu changes brought on by First Lady Michelle Obama’s federal lunch regulations.

“I’ve had a lot of complaints, especially with the little guys,” Linda Wireman, a food service director for North White School Corp.told JCOnline. “They get a three-quarters cup of vegetables, but if it’s something they don’t like, it goes down the garbage disposal. So there are a lot of complaints they’re going home hungry.”


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Amy Anderson, the food service director for the school district, said the rules made her feel less like an educator and more like a “food cop.” The changes have even made her consider retiring early.

Lori ShofrothTippecanoe School Corp.’s food service director, said many students are throwing food away, putting a dent in the district’s budget.

“They’re teaching our kids with this meal pattern that it’s OK to throw away,” she told JCOnline. “We did a waste study on three different schools, and there was a huge amount of waste. That was just with produce, fruit or vegetables or milk.”

Other students don’t eat the lunches at all, resulting in a $300,000 loss for the district.

“I’ve got kids who can stop at Panera and pick up a sandwich that meets none of these criteria. I’m not maybe your typical school district, and they’re assuming that every student doesn’t have access to food, and that’s incorrect in this community,” Amy Anderson told the paper. “Our kids can just wait and just hop in their BMWs and go to McDonald’s, which they’re rebuilding, making it bigger.”

Fifteen percent of Indiana high school seniors were obese in 2011 — one of the highest rates in the nation, JCOnline.com reported.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/11/indiana-school-district-loses-300k-because-student/#ixzz2YnJY1lGM
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