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Michelle: I Couldn’t Feed My Kids Right With Harvard JD

From Breitbart:

Michelle Obama: I Couldn’t Feed My Kids Right–Even with a Harvard Degree

By Charlie Spiering | June 16, 2014

In an interview with MSN.com, First Lady Michelle Obama explained she used to struggle to feed her kids right—even though she received an education from Harvard and Princeton.

“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,” she explained, sharing a story about her children’s doctor who pulled her aside to talk about her family diet.

“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?” she recalled.

This is kind of an odd admission, given that we are supposed to believe that having a Harvard law degree makes you an expert in every subject under the sun. — But maybe Harvard law school and Princeton should offer classes in home economics and nutrition.

Still, you know that wouldn’t make Michelle happy. She believes that nobody can possibly figure out what they should feed their kids. Which is why the government has to do it. After all, all Democrats believe that personal responsibility is something the government should do for you.

Her personal struggle helped her launch her mission to address childhood obesity, she explains, especially passing a law requiring schools to provide healthier meals for kids.

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.

The trouble is — Michelle is the one who is telling schools what to serve. So we have a classic Catch-22.

Obama added that parents and school administrators needed to stop worrying about what their kids want to eat and encourage them to act like adults.

“It is our job as adults to make sure that our kids eat what they need, not what they want,” she said…

That’s what every dictator has said about their citizens since time immemorial.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Michelle: I Couldn’t Feed My Kids Right With Harvard JD”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    As a child in the 60’s and 70’s, I had a balanced diet and there wasn’t too much junk food in the house. Sure, potato chips, two-liter bottles of Coke, but even more importantly, lots of physical activity. My parents were not lazy people. We did yardwork, washed the cars, painted the house, cleaned the garage and/or basement. Just moving around made for consuming calories.

    Interestingly, we only had a couple of “fat” kids in my school. Phys Ed was mandatory.

    Nowadays, I understand it’s optional. That’s problem #1

    Parents fail their kids, often and badly. Nowadays parents seem to think that it’s their sworn duty to be their kids’ friend. Where the HELL did that idea get started?

    Ally? Sure,

    Confidant? OK

    But —- FRIEND? No effin’ way. In no way is the parent to put them on a peer-level strata with their child(ren). EVER. This affords the child too much authority in making bad choices and avoids the parent from having to make….um….hard choices. Sorry….no better way to put it but I just wish it wasn’t the title of a current crappy book title by a socialist, Mrs “It takes a village” herself.

    But along those lines, it doesn’t take a village; It takes a caring parent willing to know they don’t know everything but….also willing to find the right answers that they can understand and employ which allow their kid(s) to grow up healthy and not obese.

    Again though…I keep getting bombarded with TV commercials that tell me, “one in five kids goes home hungry every day”…yet out of the other side of their mouths they tell me “childhood obesity is at epidemic levels” which I tend to agree with far more quickly than the former allegation.

    So we have fat kids who sit on their asses and play Xbox all day when the sun is out and there’s work to be done or activities aplenty to do outside.

    But “parenting” as it has always been, is a problem and is becoming more of a problem with our entitlement and victimhood society mentality.

    • captstubby says:

      i’m not sure if this came from Bill Cosby;
      ” A boy needs a Father, not a 38 year old friend.”

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Michelle says she’s educated. I’d love to put her to the test

  3. canary says:

    Total lies. If you can believe the 2006 book the absent husband and father wrote about the situation.

    They were eating fast food all the time and they went to doctor who noticed there were all getting pudgy and he told them to stop the fast food and eat the 4 food groups that every child in American learns, yet alone her highness’s
    family self-descibed as the “Leave it to Beaver” family upbringing.

    They ate fast food because she felt like a single parent and raising two girls because her husband was never around, and he wouldn’t even stop by and get ant killing spray on his way home from work.

    She got a babysitter to come to the house and cook. Then her mother started coming to babysit and cook.
    And they got a cook in Illinoise they brought with them to the White House.

    She got pudgy that first term and then lost wait before the election. Saw her jumproping on some show and she was huge.

    What child in America doesn’t learn about eating healthy and the 4 food groups all through school. They even
    teach kids how to brush their teeth , many years ago, and now of course it’s sex education at kindergarten.

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