This woman is ridiculous. Here's the article from Politico.com:
First ladyÂ Michelle Obama plans to warn in remarks Monday that the nation is seeing â€œa groundswell of supportâ€ for curbingÂ childhood obesity, and she is unveiling new ammunition from current and retired military leaders.
â€œMilitary leaders â€¦ tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight,â€ the first lady says in the prepared remarks, â€œchildhood obesity isnâ€™t just a public health threat, itâ€™s not just an economic threat, itâ€™s a national security threat as well."
The first lady and President Barack Obama are making a rare joint speaking appearance on Monday, at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Northwest D.C.â€™s Columbia Heights neighborhood, as he signs into law theÂ Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
From the first ladyâ€™s prepared remarks:
â€œWe can all agree that here in the wealthiest nation on earth, all children should have the basic nutrition they need to learn and grow and pursue their dreams. Because in the end, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children, ... and our hopes for their future should drive every decision we make. These are the basic values that we all share. Theyâ€™re the values that this bill embodies. And thatâ€™s why weâ€™ve seen such a groundswell of support for these effortsÂ â€” not just from members of Congress here in Washington but from folks in every corner of the country.
â€œFrom educators working to provide healthier school meals, because they know the connection between proper nutrition and academic performance. From doctors and nurses who know that unhealthy kids grow into unhealthy adultsÂ â€” at risk for obesity-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. From business and labor leaders who know that we spend nearly $150 billion a year to treat these diseases and worry about the impact on our economy. From advocates and faith leaders who know that school meals are vital for combating child hunger, feeding more than 31 million children a day.
â€œAnd from military leaders who tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight, childhood obesity isnâ€™t just a public health threat, itâ€™s not just an economic threat, itâ€™s a national security threat as well. These folks come at this issue from all different angles. But theyâ€™ve come together to support this bill because they know that itâ€™s the right thing to do for our kids. And they know that in the long run, it wonâ€™t just save money, it will save lives.â€
Among the statements of support for the legislation gathered by the administration:
Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, American Heart Association: â€œWith the implementation of this law, our nation's kids will be less likely to grow up with early risk factors for heart disease and stroke.â€
â€” HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: â€œBy increasing the number of students eligible to enroll in school meal programs and improving the quality of food served, this legislation simultaneously tackles both hunger and the obesity levels.â€
â€” Bill Frist, heart surgeon and former Senate majority leader: â€œI join President Obama and the first lady in celebrating the signing of ... this bipartisan legislation. ... As a physician, I know smart nutrition leads to healthy and productive lives.â€
â€” Mike Huckabee, Arkansas governor, 1996-2007: â€œReversing the childhood obesity epidemic in a single generationÂ â€” as first lady Michelle Obama has called upon our nation to doÂ â€” wonâ€™t be easy. ... The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act makes great strides toward eliminating this threat to our children's health.â€
These people are seriously ludicrous. This is the gov't trying to tell us how to raise our kids. Parents 1 word, stop feeding your kids crap. Gov't your out of touch and need to get out of our lives. End of story. Person freedoms are not for sale. Don't tread on me, or us.