WASHINGTON, D.C. – The skinny is: The First Lady of the United States wants to reduce the number of fat kids in the U.S. so she’s making junk foods out of sight, out of mind and out of reach at least during school hours.
Mrs. Obama and the Department of Agriculture, are proposing a ban on marketing junk food and sodas in schools. Posters, cups or other paraphernalia promoting “unhealthy” food or drinks in schools will be eliminated or replaced with “healthy” advertising. Vending machines with ads like these would change to reflect healthy choices.
The plan would also take a bite out of munchies banning Doritos, Twinkies and other snack foods that don’t meet the sugar, calories and fat content rules. Healthy snacks would replace these fatty foods. School scoreboards will eventually have to change replacing current advertising with a healthier message.
FLOTUS is in a full court press with her healthy kids plan even involving Will Ferrell in her “Let’s Move” kid’s focus group. For those who think there’s nothing funny about government intrusion and the First Lady overstepping, relax. Every First Lady has a cause – Laura Bush’s was reading.
As far as Mrs. Obama is concerned, your kid can still pig out on sodas and junk food they just have to do it at home.