The lunch pictured is just wonderful, for an adult woman on a diet. It is not enough calories or protein, or carbohydrates for growing preteens and teens and especially athletes. The nutritional needs of that demographic were ignored, which is exactly why Michelle should be minding her own business. Growing kids are not a forty something woman who hates the way she looks in jeans. The White House chef is charged with feeding her kids for now.( IN fact, today at Sidwell, the Obama's girls got pizza!) The guidelines call for a maximum of 850 calories for the high school crowd. But there is more to nutrition than counting calories. The arguement is the kids are being fed more fruit and vegetables. Sorry, but an athlete needs thousands of calories per day, not another apple. Betacarotene does not become energy to fuel activity on the ball field.There is a reason why Weight Watchers lists fruit and vegetables as "free foods". They have negligible calories. Michelle knows nothing about nutrition and dietary needs. Consequently she is actually starving our children. It's a perfect illustration of why Wahington should not be in charge of anyone's health care.
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