Posts Tagged: Michelle Obama

Massachusetts Fat Letters – BMI Report Cards

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Childhood obesity fat report cards

The timeless practice of “looking busy” has reached new heights, and I suspect this is just a small sample of what’s in store for the world in dealing with the “childhood obesity crisis.”  Massachusetts has taken upon itself to issue “fat letters” to parents when a child reaches a body mass index that is significantly above normal.  Yes, this is really happening.  Accompanying this letter are some recommendations on how to take action against rising body weight.  Pretty scary when the recommendations they are advising are most likely to be conscious calorie reduction and increased physical activity – both of which are well-known and thoroughly proven to increase body fat percentage over time – not to mention increase the risk of many adulthood diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer.  Of… Read more »

Michelle Obama School Lunch Catastrophe

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school lunch

On January 25th of this year, Michelle Obama and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released the new federal nutrition standards for school meals. The changes, as far as I know, have little to no real scientific validity.  The changes all stem from outdated presumptions about the cause and cure of obesity.  From what I can tell, the USDA and Michelle consulted with Jillian Michaels, Kate Moss, and Jenny Craig instead of the world’s leading obesity researchers to make this dramatic and assuredly harmful overhaul of public school lunches. Let’s dissect.  The scariest of the new standards… 1)      Limit Calorie intake… To control portion size, school lunches are now calorie-controlled.  To give an example of the levels of calorie intake, high school-age kids are limited to 850-950 calories for lunch.  Scientific… Read more »