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Obamas’ Claims for “Let’s Move” Misleading

President and Mrs. Obama have been claiming lately that Let’s Move has reduced childhood obesity in the United States. Victory for executive action out of the East Wing!

Michelle jump ropeMichelle has bragged on it, and Obama even lauded her fat reducing ways during the State of the Union speech, proclaiming: “Michelle’s Let’s Move partnership with schools, businesses, and local leaders has helped bring down childhood obesity rates for the first time in 30 years.”

Apparently, this is because just THE THOUGHT of Let’s Move makes children skinny. That’s right, just thinking about it! Because most of the reduction in the U.S. population of fat kids that has occurred over the last few years happened before Let’s Move.

According to National Review, childhood obesity rates began declining among low-income children in 2008, two years before Michelle unveiled her pet project in February 2010. “The actual implementation of Let’s Move came ten months later, when the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was passed in December 2010,” reports NR. “Obesity rates were well on their current trajectory before Let’s Move had any influence.”

What’s more, the centerpiece of the Let’s Move program, Spartan school lunch menus, was scaled back after garbage cans began to buckle under the weight of discarded food and kids complained that they were hungry.

Maybe just thinking about what Let’s Move used to be will also reduce kids’ waistlines. Let’s hope so.

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14 Responses to Obamas’ Claims for “Let’s Move” Misleading

  1. Well so the Obama’s are lying again. THAT’s not new, BUT the idea of just THINKING of something and making it happen?
    I’m thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking, thinking that the nightmare I know as the Obama Presidency never existed.

  2. Maybe they are figuring that the poor kids in Utah whose parents hadn’t paid their lunch bill and had their food dumped in the trash might have lost a pound or two over the past few months.

  3. Oh, sure.
    A tall fierce looking Black woman comes to their school accompanied by a dozen mean looking men wearing guns, and some other guys with cameras taking their pictures.
    She tells them they aren’t running enough and they have fat behinds so they better start eating seeds and greens, or else.
    The little folks are so traumatized they quit eating and start running to school instead of taking the bus for fear that those mean men with guns will come looking for them.
    Presto: no more fat behinds on children.

  4. We all know that Let’s Move was just something to keep her busy and an official excuse to get her travel funding to fundraisers. Same with her troop support and drink more water schticks. She’s not a PE teacher, a nutritionist or a troop supporter. The only passion she’s held for anything pre-WH was herself.

    Just read a sweet bio on Joan Mondale after her recent passing. She accomplished so much more promoting the arts as 2nd Lady, quietly and with much more dignity than Mrs. Hula Hoop. It was Mrs. Mondale’s lifelong passion, before and after her husband’s VP term.

  5. Why? Why did this woman deserve honorable mention at the SOTU speech? It wasn’t even honorable – it was nothing but lies.
    Is he triying to establish a legacy…for his wife?
    Is he trying to atone for his sins at the Mandela Memorial?
    Or did he do it because this might be his last SOTU speech?
    It was inappropriate IMO, and bizarre.

  6. By the way, I saw that Murthy Surgeon Gen nominee last nite–his priority IS obesity–getting rid of it, or the obese, or something. So more joy awaits us. Also, Scalia was teaching some class and said there could be camps again like during WWII–maybe fat camps?