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Monday, December 13, 2010

Michelle Obama: We Can’t Just Leave (Feeding Kids) Up to Parents

At the ceremony where President Obama signed of the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act”, Michelle Obama has, once again, put her foot in her mouth. This time she did it by taking a shot at all parents:

Speaking at Monday's signing ceremony for the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act”-- a law that will subsidize and regulate what children eat before school, at lunch, after school, and during summer vacations in federally funded school-based feeding programs -- First Lady Michelle Obama said of deciding what American children should eat: “We can’t just leave it up to the parents."

The law gives the federal government for the first time the authority to regulate the food sold at local schools, including in vending machines.

This is just another example of Democrats thinking that they know better than everyone else and that we need the government to be our nanny and care-takers. Parents have every right to determine what their kids should eat.

I don't have a huge problem with them giving the children better, healthier choices, but they shouldn't try and usurp decisions away from parents and force their children to eat a certain way.

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