Quote of the Day – Michelle Obama Edition Part 2
“When we send our kids to school, we have a right to expect that they won’t be eating the kind of fatty, salty, sugary foods that we’re trying to keep them from at home,”
Michelle Obama speaking while sharing a school lunch at suburban school in Fairfax, VA. (Lucky me, I got caught in that traffic yesterday)
New guidelines have been announced for school lunches. The guidelines include less fat, less sugar, and less salt. All good things for our children.
There are about 17% of children across our country who are considered “obese”. A very stunning number if you think about it.
I have no problem with giving children healthy foods choices at lunch. But did these kids get fat because of school lunches? I don’t think so. Michelle Obama says it herself; ‘at home’. Children who are not being given healthy choices at home will not be less obese because of this. Nor will children who only get bad choices at home want to eat this food. You can serve them healthy food all you like, it is eating that matters, not the serving.
Does this solve the problem? No, it does not. Yet one more big government one size fits all solution that is doomed for failure.