When it comes to politics Michelle Obama has been quiet since leaving the White House, but all of that changed as the former First Lady spoke recently at a health conference.
“Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap,” Michelle said bluntly.
One of Michelle Obama’s greatest legacies was her effort to beat childhood obesity. Donald Trump has taken steps to erase all of her hard work. Earlier this month, Trump froze regulations that cut sodium and increase whole grains that are served to children at school.
“We have a lot more work to do, for sure, but we’ve got to make sure we don’t let anybody take us back because the question is, where are we going back to?” Michelle stated as she addressed an audience at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit.
“This is where you really have to look at motives, you know. You have to stop and think: why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you?” Michelle asked referring to Donald Trump.
Her statements received loud applause from the audience that packed a hotel ballroom. Liberated from her role as the First Lady, Michelle was much more blunt and passionate then she was in her role of First Lady.
“And why is that a partisan issue? Why would that be political? What is going on? You know, now that’s up to moms. Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in. Take me out of the equation. Like me, don’t like me, but think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap. Why would you celebrate that? Why would you sit idly and be OK with that?” Michelle asked passionately.
“Because here’s the secret: if somebody is doing that, they don’t care about your kid, and we need to demand everyone to care deeply about kids. That’s all we have. So, we should be driving this and every elected official on this planet should understand: don’t play with our children. Don’t do it,” she added.
Besides changing regulations for school lunches the Trump administration has postponed rules instructing restaurants and grocery stores to put calories counts on their menus.
Speaking on Trump delaying that decision Michelle Obama stated, ‘You shouldn’t know what you’re eating.’ Think about that. Stop there, think about that. ‘You shouldn’t know what you’re eating.’ You’re OK with that? Do you know people who are OK with that? I mean, I just find myself thinking, this isn’t my fight, you know, this is where you’ve got to look yourself in the eye.
“We need to look our neighbors in the eye and kind of go: ‘What is going on?’ Because this just isn’t that complicated, you know. Just tell me what’s in my food. Why is that a problem? So, you have to ask yourself, what’s going on, because I don’t get it. I don’t understand it.”
“‘Keep families ignorant.’ That’s all I’m hearing. ‘You don’t need to know what’s in your food. You can’t handle that, Mom. Just buy this, be quiet, spend your money, you buy this, don’t ask us about what’s in your food, you know.’ How does that feel? How does that feel? ‘This isn’t information that you should know. We shouldn’t change a label to make it clearer and easier for you to just break down what you’re buying.”
Clearly, Trump is anxious to erase all the good that the Obama’s did while in the White House, but Michelle Obama has made it clear she will not sit back quietly and watch him destroy their hard work.
By Tammy Marie Rose