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Revenge of the Lunch Lady - The Huffington Post
"In 2014, now-House Speaker Paul Ryan said that public assistance, including school lunch, offered a “full stomach and an empty soul” because it made kids reliant on government handouts. With the party now in control of Congress and the White House—and with Michelle Obama, the program’s greatest defender, gone—school lunch is as vulnerable as it’s ever been."

paul ryan needs to have food taken away from him
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february 2017 by cluebucket
Trump may pose a threat to Michelle Obama’s legacy — and the health of Americans | Toronto Star
At stake is not only her personal legacy, experts say, but efforts to reverse the nation’s obesity epidemic.

“The Obama administration made a valiant effort to make progress,” said Marion Nestle, a prominent food policy activist and academic. “But there isn’t anything (Trump) couldn’t undo, if he wanted.”

Advocates fear that three achievements could be on the chopping block: rules that require chain restaurants to put calorie counts on menus, stricter nutrition standards for school lunches and an update to the nutrition labels that appear on packaged foods.

All three were championed by the first lady and enacted by Democratic majorities in Congress. School lunch reforms also had early bipartisan support, passing unanimously in the Senate.

In the years since, however, both congressional Republicans and industry groups have come to see the regulations as overly strict or wasteful. When Republicans won control of the House in 2010, and the Senate four years later, opposition to the first lady’s nutrition agenda became more vocal.

The most visible piece of Obama’s agenda is school lunch reform, which affects the meals of 31 million children. The First Lady began lobbying for better school nutrition standards shortly after her husband took office, seizing on the fact that the law governing the national school lunch program came up for renewal in 2010. With her urging, the new law—dubbed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act—required that the lunch program revise its nutritional guidelines for the first time in 15 years.

As a result, schools across the U.S. now offer students milk, whole grain-rich foods, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, plus limit the amounts of calories, trans-fats and salt that kids get in cafeterias.
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december 2016 by staminator
To the First Lady, With Love - NYTimes.com
Four thank-you notes to Michelle Obama, who has spent the past eight years quietly and confidently changing the course of American history.

OCTOBER 17, 2016
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october 2016 by mcbakewl
Michelle Schools Donald Trump - Maureen Dowd - NY Times
Maureen Dowd on Michelle Obama’s EPIC Speech Denouncing Trump’s Language & Actions
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october 2016 by mcbakewl
Michelle Obama Denounces Trump’s Words on Women - Video - NYT
Michelle Obama’s EPIC Speech Denouncing Trump’s Language & Actions (KEY MOMENTS)
Sexual_Assault  Politics  Michelle_Obama  Election_2016 
october 2016 by mcbakewl
Michelle Obama's EPIC Speech - Video - YouTube
Michelle Obama’s EPIC Speech Denouncing Trump’s Language & Actions (FULL - HD)
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october 2016 by mcbakewl
The Authentic Power of Michelle Obama - The New York Times
Trump trails Clinton by 15 points among women, according to an analysis of October polls that Nate Silver did last week. At this point in 2012, Mitt Romney trailed President Obama by eight. “It seems fair to say that, if Trump loses the election, it will be because women voted against him,” Silver wrote.

How perfect. Misogyny will play midwife to history. After being treated by Trump as if they’re disposable, women will dispose of him — at the urging of the first lady, in the service of the first female president. They will let him know that no matter how much money he has or how big a star he is, there are places where his tentacles can’t travel.
october 2016 by staminator

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