Government-approved school meals as a model for the family dinner table? Responding to concerns that students are throwing away the healthy food on their cafeteria trays, the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledged that adapting to the changes "may be challenging at first, as students are introduced to new flavors and foods in the cafeteria." But the government also says parents can help school make the taste-transition easier: "We know that many parents are already making changes at home to help the whole family eat healthier," the USDA blogged on Monday.
Comments: Ahh yes, the government trying to help out once again in controlling every aspect of their lives. We're only a step away from "urging" to "ordering" by those Marxists in the regime.
Eating using the 'government's' food pyramid as a guide will make you fat. Too many grains is too many carbs. if you want to lose or maintain your weight a balance of healthy crabs (whole grains and stone ground), vegs (stay away from corn and peas) and lean protein, plus exercise.
I tried to order a pizza last night and a disembodied voice came on the line and said I had already used up my cheese allowance for the week, therefore my order was cancelled and I was ordered to go to remedial dietary training.
Dr. Janey Thornton is a doctor in home economics. She's not a nutritionist, a pediatrician, she's a home ec teacher. Kids don't want hummus and black bean salad. They need protein, calcium and good fats. These nitwits have no clue why so many kids are obese.
I eat what I wish to eat. I am not overweight, have no diet limitations and will continue to satisfy the flavors and textures that please my pallet. I don't need the dang government telling me what to eat...and I purchase my food with my own money. I would do the same if I still had children at home. When my kids were in school school lunches were mostly a kind of soup and a sandwich, along with a piece of fruit or / and a cookie. Nothing complicated or mandated.
"...After eight years of boots and barbecue in the White House, the Obamas have introduced a gourmet atmosphere not seen in several recent presidencies. George H.W. Bush liked Chinese food from a northern Virginia neighborhood. Bill Clinton has a reputation for Big Macs. George W. Bush liked his grill. But the Obama's have instead hired their own chef and dined at the best restaurants Chicago and Washington have to offer. Even President Obama's choice of burger joints, Ray's Hell Burger in nearby Arlington, Va., only serves gourmet sandwiches……"
The only stopping point on this slippery slope of governmental meddling and control of private life is the exhausted patience of the American people. As long as Americans are content to be treated like serfs and slaves the Federal bureaucracy will be happy to oblige them. There is never any shortage of do-gooders determined to stick their noses into other people's business and prepared to justify their intrusions by appealing to the common welfare. This excuse is open ended and only limited by the ingenuity of those who deploy it.
The real problem is not the relative handful of radicals, reformers, do-gooders and zealots who think they know what is best for others. The real problem is a supine and compliant citizenry willing to go along with such infringements. Those willing to be kept and herded like sheep will never lack shepherds to control them.
Why bother with this nickel and dime stuff. Just shut down all the grocery stores and declare that all peasants must eat at government run soup kitches. After all, we r alll two stoopid to no wat we shud eet.
I homeschool my youngest kids and two older ones go to the local public high school. I'm lucky to live in a relatively sane state with regards to public school, but since my two older kids started school, they come home starving and scarf down everything they can get their hands on. Now their grades are suffering because they can't think of anything but food, their bellies are growing along with my grocery bill, and they've already caught two colds this season from a depressed immune system. There's always issues with public school...but this is the worst so far, and I've a feeling it's going to go downhill from here. I hate meddling.
They Department of Agriculture has already usurped the authority to tell farmers what they can produce and how much of it. I expect it to become more difficult to buy "unhealthy" foods simply because the feds will make sure it's not available or ridiculously expensive.
A group of about 60 pro-immigration reform activists late Wednesday evening stormed an Arlington, Va., condominium complex where House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., maintains a home. The group loudly protested Cantor in the lobby of the building until police arrived, then continued their protest on the street in front of the building before again being told to leave by police. The protesters never got past the lobby. There were no arrests or injuries in the incident. "We told them they could protest [in front of the building], but they couldn´t use bullhorns," a police officer said. The protesters used them anyway. Cantor
The National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke appeared on Fox News Thursday afternoon shortly after the Senate passed a change to the filibuster rules that has become commonly known as the “nuclear option.” Cooke was outraged by the move, saying that the circumvention of congressional rules paves the way for a “military coup.” Cooke began by saying the Senate Democrats moved to change the filibuster rules only to “distract from the Obamacare disaster,” but also acknowledged that “this is something that they have wanted to do for a while.” “What Obama just did is make a general case against minority
After the Senate voted to change filibuster rules Thursday, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) called for more reforms. “This has been escalating for a long period of time and it was time to stop it and that’s what we did this morning,” Harkin said. “Now we need to take it a step farther and change the filibuster rules on legislation.” Fifty-two Democratic senators voted to limit the minority party’s right to filibuster executive branch and judicial nominees. Under the old rules, 60 votes were necessary to end debate on nominees, but Democrats changed the rules to require a simple majority. Senate Majority Leader
The move by Senate Democrats Thursday to strip the minority party of many of its filibuster powers on nominations could have broad implications for the rest of President’s Obama’s second-term agenda. The rules change will likely help Democrats confirm three nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which oversees federal agency decisions and has been considered the country´s second most powerful bench. The 11-seat court now has eight members, divided equally between Democratic and Republican appointees. The confirmation of Obama’s nominees would upset that balance. The shift could have a major impact on legal challenges to
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday found himself in the same boat as millions of frustrated Americans — struggling to sign up for health insurance through ObamaCare. At least for a while. The Speaker’s office released a first-person account from Boehner of his attempt to log on to DC Health Link, the exchange that the District of Columbia is using to offer insurance under the Affordable Care Act. “Like many Americans, my experience was pretty frustrating,” Boehner wrote. His office included screen shots and photos of Boehner sitting at his computer. The Speaker said he encountered an error message after putting in his
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On Thursday, CBS´s Sharyl Attkisson reported on Twitter that the White House Correspondents Association, along with "dozens of associations & media outlets", sent a letter of protest to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Attkisson outlined that the letter blasted the Obama administration for restricting the access of photojournalists at certain presidential events, "while releasing government photos and videos of the same events". Politico´s Hadas Gold posted the full text of the letter to Carney in a Thursday item, which was signed by "leading media outlets like ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, The Associated Press, Reuters, The New York Times,
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After failing to negotiate a compromise with Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) to avert the “nuclear option” which reforms the filibuster rules which Republicans used to block President Barack Obama’s judicial nominees, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told reporters that Democrats will regret changing the rules of the Senate without GOP consent. He said that Senate Democrats are “governed by their newer members” and will pay a “heavy price” for invoking the nuclear option. “Over the last two weeks, I’ve reached out to him,” McCain told reporters of his last ditch efforts to prevent Democrats appealing to the nuclear option. “I spent an
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´´Knockout´´ attacks have been reported in several states around the country and now investigators believe three people have been attacked in our area. Police in Lower Merion are investigating two attacks in the area, and Philadelphia detectives are investigating an attack in Northeast Philadelphia. It’s a violent crime that in other parts of the country has proven fatal. Videos from cities around the country show people being punched and beaten at random.
It´s no secret that Sarah Palin is mighty steamed at MSNBC and Martin Bashir over his despicable remarks about the abusive treatment he imagines for her. And now she´s doing something about it. The former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor was scheduled to sit down with Matt Lauer for a Christmas season interview. That´s now toast. Palin has now canceled Lauer´s scheduled trip to Wasilla, a source close to her tells me. It´s not because Palin is upset with Lauer or the "Today" show, but as a protest against NBC for not taking action against Bashir. In fact, Palin once sat
Negligence? Absolutely. Incompetence? The case can be made. But scandalous? To suggest that the White House has willfully engaged in the intentional misleading of the public and an outrageous dereliction of its responsibilities to enforce the laws passed by Congress has been a bridge too far. Until recently. New revelations are now forcing even the most reluctant of President Barack Obama’s critics to concede that the Affordable Care Act’s implementation has evolved into a scandal. “I was not informed directly that the website would not be working, as the way it was supposed to,” Obama told reporters on November 14.
MICHELLE OBAMA: I thought I wanted to be a pediatrician when I was really little and then I wasn´t that great at math and science so I switched to law because my mother told me that I like to argue a lot. But I realized in high school and in college that you don´t have to exactly know, you´re kind of always discovering yourself. So I studied law, I went to law to school, but was pretty clear I just wanted to be a good student. I wanted to know how to read and write and communicate, be able to
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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid´s finger is hovering over the big red button that will launch the Democrats´ nuclear attack against the United States Senate. By which we mean that, having secured 51 votes, Reid reportedly plans to advance a change to the body´s voting rules that would facilitate the approval of presidential nominees. KABOOM. That rules change, the much-discussed "nuclear option," is not an insignificant move for Reid. It´s not as bad as what happened in, say, Hiroshima in 1945, but it upends a long-standing tradition in the chamber. The problem in the Democrats´ view, as we´ve noted before,
Well folks, it looks like Arizona Senator John McCain will "be one of these old guys that should’ve shoved off.” According to the Arizona Republic, McCain is set to attend a glitzy fundraising for his 2016 campaign in New York City. Sen. John McCain has scheduled a December fundraiser in New York City, the surest sign yet that the veteran Arizona Republican is serious about possibly pursuing a sixth term in 2016. According to a copy of the invitation obtained Tuesday by The Arizona Republic, McCain is asking supporters to join him 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the midtown St. Regis Hotel
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama conceded that he will have to "remarket" and "rebrand" Obamacare as public confidence in him and the healthcare law he championed has plummeted. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, Obama addressed the failures of the Obamacare rollout and said while he was confident that the healthcare model his administration built, which he claimed worked off of the "existing private insurance system," would succeed, the law would have to be rebranded. “We are going to have to obviously remarket and rebrand,” Obama said. “And that will be challenging in this political environment.” When he
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says although some Democrats may be voting politically to distance themselves from Obamacare, they were still supporting the law and working in their districts to implement it. "This is history and the future and progress," she stated emphatically, "It stands right there as Social Security, Medicare, affordable health care, as a right, not a privilege for the few, but a right for the many." She was speaking Tuesday at an event sponsored by BuzzFeed. Pelosi acknowledged she was "really disappointed" that the technology behind the website failed, but said she was excited to see the program fully