Michelle Obama Wants MORE Authority Over What YOU Eat By Pushing For PORTION CONTROLS In Restaurants
YOU DON'T WANT MICHELLE OBAMA DECIDING WHAT
YOU SHOULD OR SHOULD NOT BE EATING!
According to The New York Times, First Lady Michelle Obama has had a team of advisors meeting with the National Restaurant Associationtrade organization for nearly a year now. The goal of these meetings is to come up with some form of regulations on how large portions may be in restaurants through out the nation. Also included in the discussions is talks about kids meals including fruits, vegetables and milk as opposed to french fries and sodas.
Mrs. Obama has already had two victories in her battle of the bulge in the form of regulating school bake sales and food sold on school property, as well as getting Walmart to agree to sell fruits and vegetables at lower prices while also reducing salt, fat and sugars in the foods the retail chain makes itself. While I don’t have a hole lot of problem with the latter, I have been very vocal in my disagreements with the former.
Parties close to the talks with the National Restaurant Association have said that no agreement is close to being settled on.
Personally, my feeling is she should have been shown the door. In no way, shape or form should anyone be attempting to set guidelines on how they choose to serve their customers. Yes, there are regulations about discrimination and such, but this is an entirely different beast. Will you also be making sure that businesses reduce their prices to meet with the smaller portion size? What will you be doing about all you can eat buffets? ”Oh, I’m sorry, but you’ve exceeded the amount of food you may take from the buffet according to federal agreements.”
As I have said before, this country does have a weight issue, but it is in no way the job of the government to step in and tell us what we should and should not eat. No, what is being discussed here is not a law, however, what was done to the schools was, so what’s to make us think this wouldn’t eventually go the same route?
It is time for Mrs. Obama to take a step back and think very hard about what she is doing. If she wants to go have private one-on-one discussions with companies such as Walmart, fine. But trying to talk with an industry wide trade group to pass sweeping guidelines? No. I do not need the government telling me what I should and should not eat, and neither do you.
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