Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Obama's food hypocrisy.

We've known for years that the Klingon Princess, aka Michelle Obama is a rank hypocrite over a wide variety of subjects, including her school lunch Gestapo.

I say that because the National Cow wouldn't be caught dead either eating, or forcing her kids to eat, what she's forcing millions of OTHER children to eat.  And that extends to every corner of the increasingly hated Obama Administration.

Sunday, June 29, 2014
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The Seattle Times
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Originally published June 28, 2014 at 1:51 PM | Page modified June 28, 2014 at 5:28 PM

On Air Force One, plentiful fare is anything but light
The food on Air Force One is well-known among White House employees and reporters for being plentiful in quantity and broad in appeal, but not always the perfect mirror of the nutritional recommendations coming out of the office of the first lady, Michelle Obama.


By EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
The New York Times

LUKE SHARRETT / THE NEW YORK TIMES

Filtered Instagram photos of four meals served to traveling journalists aboard Air Force One in 2012. Officials on Air Force One say that healthful food has always been on the menu.
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Filtered Instagram photos of four meals served to traveling journalists aboard Air Force One in 2012. Officials on Air Force One say that healthful food has always been on the menu.

WASHINGTON — A blue-cheese burger with lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, accompanied by Parmesan-sprinkled fries. Chocolate fudge cake. Pasta shells stuffed with four cheeses, topped with meat sauce and shredded mozzarella, and served with a garlic breadstick. Cake infused with limoncello. Buffalo wings with celery, carrots and homemade ranch dip.

Such was the fare served to passengers aboard Air Force One during a particularly grueling three-state day on the campaign trail just before the 2012 election. Not much has changed since.

“It’s American fare, in that it’s not going all arugula on people,” said Arun Chaudhary, who was President Obama’s videographer from 2009 to 2011. “It’s not aggressively nutritious.”

To say the least. The food on Air Force One is well-known among White House employees and reporters for being plentiful in quantity and broad in appeal, but not always the perfect mirror of the nutritional recommendations coming out of the office of the first lady, Michelle Obama, who has made healthful eating and living her mission.

According to the Agriculture Department’s MyPlate guide, unveiled by Michelle Obama in 2011, fruits and vegetables should make up half of a meal. (White potatoes alone will not do the trick, as the first lady wrote in a recent editorial.) Michelle Obama has also emphasized the need to reduce the consumption of sugar, salt and fat in her fight to improve school lunches as part of her Let’s Move initiative against childhood obesity.

It is unclear whether she has urged extending those standards to the president’s plane, where the meals are prepared on board by enlisted Air Force personnel who have credentials from military and civilian culinary schools.

Healthful or not?

The Obama administration directed questions about the meals to Air Force One officials, who declined to comment on whether they had spoken with Michelle Obama about the food they serve. But they wrote in an email that healthful food had always been on the menu and that they strove to tailor the cuisine to the standards of Let’s Move.

“I’ve got to imagine the only thing tougher than getting elementary-school kids to eat healthy is getting a cabin full of reporters to do the same,” said Sam Youngman, who covered the White House for the newspaper The Hill in the early days of the Obama administration.

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1 comment:

Jack Buckmeir said...

absolutely nothing qualifies FLATUS to tell anyone what to eat.