Although Michelle Obama apparently thinks itâ€™s a great idea for everyone to be open to other opinions, itâ€™s clear that she is not.
Recently, she advised Eastern Kentucky University students to pursue people with differing points of view. Yet, despite her flexibility in the areas of politics and religion, Nutrition Nazi Michelle Obama has not loosened the governmental vise grip she has around the neck of any establishment that serves food.
The big surprise this summer is that freedom from schools that have abolished every last morsel of fun from the lunchroom does not include escaping Mama Obamaâ€™s incessant haranguing about the benefits of veggies.
Instead, as the hot weather approaches, Michelleâ€™s plan is to impact the eating habits of kids by recruiting providers of summer adventures to â€œjoin the call to action,â€ which demands decreasing obesity among children by frustrating their efforts to have a fun vacation.Â Almost as determined as her husband is about preserving the right to late-term abortion, Mrs. Obama is rolling out plans to transform zoos into places where whatâ€™s on the menu is not much different than whatâ€™s on the animalsâ€™ menu.
Moreover, with the way things are progressing, French fries may soon find themselves on exhibition in museums â€“ in the fried-food antiquity wing. That is why, rather than focus on offering her scandal-ridden husband comfort, the first lady has decided instead to make it her mission to expand her â€œLetâ€™s Move!â€ initiative to include not only zoos, but gardens, science and technology centers, and museums.
The newest arm of the â€œLetâ€™s Move!â€ venture will be called the â€œLetâ€™s Move! Museums and Gardensâ€ project because the first lady believes museums, gardens and zoos possess the power to â€œinfluence real and sustained behavior changeâ€ in the eating habits of kids who are only there to see dinosaur bones, tulip exhibitsÂ and chimpanzees.
Fret not, little kids, there is still something to be grateful for: Thus far, Michelle hasnâ€™t made her way down the punch list to â€œLetâ€™s Move! Mr. Softee to the Junkyard.â€
Nevertheless, the hope is that 90 percent of the museums, gardens and zoos that offer food service will â€œalready offer or will change their menu to offer food options that reflect healthy choices.â€ Or else!
Letâ€™s Move! demandsâ€¦sorry, hopes museums,Â gardens and zoosÂ will abide by the Center for Disease Controlâ€™s (CDC) nutrition standards, which include limiting â€œdeep-fried entrÃ©e options to no more than one choice per dayâ€ and offering fruit or a â€œnon-friedâ€ vegetable as side dishes â€œinstead of chips or a cookie.â€Â Yippee!
So far, 624 institutions are in goose-stepping compliance. Mrs. Obamaâ€™s goal is to recruit 2,000 institutions in the first year.Â Then, giving new meaning to feeding time at the zoo, Michelle is certain that once there sheâ€™ll be able to herd 200 million famished visitors toward vegetable-filled feeding troughs.
In addition to policing brown bags and sniffing out candy apples, the program the first lady is promoting maintains that smelling flowers on nature walks at botanical gardens or walking up and down the hills gazing at gorillas and giraffes at the Bronx Zoo no longer suffice as exercise.
Instead, the first lady hopes that â€œWith their impressive reach and great potential for impact, museum and Â gardens [and zoos will] launch community efforts to create a healthier generation using interactive exhibits, outdoor spaces, gardens and programs that encourage families to eat healthy foods and increase physical activity.â€Â Think: Cucumber seesaws, heirloom tomato bouncy balls and spaghetti squash rope climbing.
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