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MIchelle Obama: I Couldn't Feed My Kids Right - Even With A Harvard Degree

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posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 08:33 AM
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Michelle Obama gave an interview to MSN ....

So this Harvard educated woman ... who also supposedly helped to run a hospital .. couldn't figure out how to feed her own kids and a pediatrician had to stage an intervention to tell her she wasn't doing the mom thing right? Really? Whoever paid for her Harvard education needs to get a refund check in the mail. That's pathetic. How'd she pass her Harvard classes if she can't even figure out how to feed her own children. It's not like she was poor and couldn't afford good food.

Michelle Obama's food fight

“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. Our pediatrician had to pull me aside and point out some things that were going wrong. 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?

When I first came to the White House, one of the first things I knew I wanted to take on was this issue, because now we know that there is a childhood obesity epidemic, and a lot of it comes from the fact that we have lost that core understanding of how to best nourish our kids. And the most important place to start tackling this issue is in our schools,” said Mrs. Obama.


And of course, FLOTUS goes on to say that the schools should make the 'hard calls' for children because parents aren't capable. Oh my god ...

MIchelle Obama: I Couldn't Feed My Kids Right - Even With A Harvard Degree

The First Lady recommended that schools make decisions for children because their parents struggle to feed their children well. “It’s so important for our schools to make the hard calls for our kids, because parents are struggling enough at home,” she said, pointing out that schools would simply feed children sweet cereal, chocolate milk, donuts, burgers, and fries....

Instead of rolling back the national school mandates, the First Lady explained that schools just needed more help making healthy food taste better.


Really? Schools 'just' have to make healthy food taste better? that's all? Ever try to make a rice cake taste as good as chocolate cake? Can't be done. It's not possible. And considering the calorie budget that the 'Michelle school lunches' are on, it's absurd to even suggest that it could happen.




posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 08:36 AM
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Reminds me of our former Secretary of State, former First Lady of Arkansas and former First Lay of the US, Hillary Clinton... who says that she and her husband were broke when they left the White House.
ETA: I mean illary was the smartest woman in America at one point, right?
Now I see two typos... you know what? I'm not fixing them!
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posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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If people knew the truth about what junk food does to them and what the types of food we feed our kids does to them,we would ALL change our ways.

Obama is full of crap.

The truth is that we need to make laws that force full and complete public disclosure of the data which show the damage these foods do.we need to remove corporate legal rights that prohibit or slow down this public education process,as long as corporations can use courts and money to control what is said about them and their products we will se people being taken advantage of and directed to early unhealthy deaths.

Any parent would know what to feed their kids if LIES which intentionally confuse parents werent told and suppported by laws,if suppression wasnt the accepted and paid for practice.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

Well, I don't know, but I would think a Harvard degree would not taste very good.

A degree only proves you are book smart, not life smart.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

I wouldn't have fixed them either!!

If MO comes by, she's smart enough to figure it out ... or not. Why people think going to college makes them smart ... is what I find stoopit in so many college grads.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 08:49 AM
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A true Marxist at her best.

If you can't control with truth then lie, only the agenda is what matters.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 08:52 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan


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?


If that's not the best example of fancy education not increasing intelligence then I don't know what is. Besides I doubt there are any Harvard Law classes that include nutrition, that's usually parental or self taught for most people.

Or of course she may just be doing what these Obama's seem to do most which is lie and make up stories to suit whatever agenda they have at the moment.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

while i am not fan, I have to say i commend the lady's courage in coming out and talking about it publicly, A lot of parents would be to proud to realize when they have made a mistake in there child's upbringing let alone admit it openly.

Not only that but she seems to want to actually help others in re-educating them about healthy eating

good on her i say



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 09:04 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

So she couldn't figure out how to feed her kids right but could afford a pediatrician that was competent enough to pull her aside in regard to nutrition for her children? Now she is the nutrition guru goddess of the white house?

La la land.

The reason kids are fat is because of excess carbohydrates in the diet.

It's also a problem that originates at home and cannot be fixed by any type of school lunch.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 09:08 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

Allow me to translate. . . .

What she is saying, is that even though she had a college degree, it was still a central authorities determination that allowed her to raise her children correctly.

Thus, people, whether they have degrees or not, should still rely on government to determine the best way to raise a child.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 09:16 AM
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While I can see a definite problem with a diet containing a lot of prepared food, I can also see a problem for many people with eating what they say is healthy food. Seems that calming foods are being pushed, these foods are not good for all people. If you have reduced thyroid or adrenal output, these foods can cause problems.

Of course, the government would risk the health of ninety percent of people to dope down the ten percent that would be a problem. Everyone has to eat based on their own bodies. If you feed broccoli and spinach to kids with a normal thyroid function it may cause problems if they do not have an ample supply of salt. But the government thinks doping kids so they can't comprehend their schoolwork is good. Our brains need energy to work also, lots of energy. Some goitrogens stimulate the thyroid while restricting iodine, these cause problems with damaging the thyroid. But the government doesn't care, healthcare workers pay taxes.

I think maybe Michelle should investigate this since she is a Harvard Graduate. Oh yeah, Lawyers do not want people to be able to think, they want to have clients that need their services. Never mind, I'm just talking sheeptalk.
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posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 09:21 AM
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First step to eating healthy: be rich. Sad but true fact. If I had more money to spare I'd be eating meals as awesome as the ones Hannibal cooks (minus the human parts of course, haha). I'm so sick of processed foods, premade meals in boxes, cheap store brand crap, the bland taste and the lack of nutrients, it's like eating cardboard most of the time. But I cannot help but eat that crap because some of the time it's all I can afford. Michelle is clearly not short on money so she has no excuse other than not knowing how to cook a decent meal. She's probably like my father, he has no imagination when it comes to food, he'd eat the same thing every night if I didn't insist on variety.

A good diet needs to have a good variety of meats, fruits, carbs, dairy products, vegetables, etc. But it must also taste good, that's very important to me, I don't just eat crap because it's "healthy", there is a very wide range of healthy foods out there, it isn't hard to find things you enjoy and which are also healthy. You don't need to eat peas just because they're so common and everyone tells you "eat your peas", there are many other food items which provide the same stuff that peas provide, and they taste much better than peas. There is no "perfect diet" that a school can provide for all children, all kids are different and they like different things. It isn't up to the school to decide.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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Oh, c'mon OP. Conflating chocolate cake and rice cakes??

There's a vast option between those two. Maybe what she was saying is that our national food supply choices suck since most things are so processed and manufactured to taste good, be ever-so-slightly addictive ('eat all you want, we'll make more!') and as low in nutritive value as possible. Look at a Norman Rockwell painting or old movie to see how people with enough money used to eat, and compare that to today's efforts at a 'balanced' diet. Check out the grocery carts of other people while you're shopping and see how many people apparently survive on coffee and cigarettes, or beer and cold cuts, or gallons of soda pop, the most useless expenditure of grocery dollars imaginable.

At least this First Lady is doing something with the power of the office; what did Barbara Bush do besides some meek 'get more people to read' efforts that apparently didn't extend to her own husband, who couldn't be bothered to read the Presidential Daily Bulletin?



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 09:48 AM
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She keeps trying to relate to the masses but it ain't working. No one is buying it. What a phony.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: FlyersFan

Ummmm....look around, there are fat kids everywhere.

Rich kids, poor kids, black kids, white kids...it is very obvious that a lot of people don't know how to feed their kids properly. People don't know how to feed themselves properly.

The only difference between most people and Michelle is that she took action when her doctor pointed it out.

But go ahead, have your two minutes of hate.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: kruphix



The only difference between most people and Michelle is that she took action when her doctor pointed it out.

As if everyone has to be told by their doctor,
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As if she is the only one that was capable of taking action.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 10:05 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: kruphix



The only difference between most people and Michelle is that she took action when her doctor pointed it out.

As if everyone has to be told by their doctor,
and
As if she is the only one that was capable of taking action.



Who else is attempting to take any action?

America's kids are fat...and at least she is trying to do something about it.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 10:06 AM
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originally posted by: Bassago
I doubt there are any Harvard Law classes that include nutrition, that's usually parental or self taught for most people.

It's common sense .... feeding yourself and your children proper food is common sense. How can someone get through Harvard without common sense? And apparently she was so severely lacking in common sense that the pediatrician had to stage an intervention ....

I find her insistence on schools making the 'hard calls' for children, instead of parents, to be DISTURBING.

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posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: signalfire
Oh, c'mon OP. Conflating chocolate cake and rice cakes??

Oh, c'mon signalfire. I was making a point. The healthy foods can't be made to taste better. They are what they are. There ARE healthy foods that I think taste great ... like fresh fruit and veggies ... but the Michelle Obama enforced school lunches don't allow for them because of the strict calorie counts she's demanding.



posted on Jun, 17 2014 @ 10:11 AM
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originally posted by: kruphix

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: kruphix



The only difference between most people and Michelle is that she took action when her doctor pointed it out.

As if everyone has to be told by their doctor,
and
As if she is the only one that was capable of taking action.



Who else is attempting to take any action?

America's kids are fat...and at least she is trying to do something about it.

Just about every nutritionist in the world.
Oh, and she isn't one.






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