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White House Rabbit Food Contest Winners Announced

Judges were forced to eat more than 100 samples of rabbit food recipes constructed by the aggressive parents of children from around the nation who entered First Lady Michelle Obama’s second annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” contest.

The winners from 54 states and territories will troop to the White House July 9th for the dinner, which is actually a lunch, hosted by Mrs. Obama.

“Our Kids’ State Dinner is one of my favorite events of the year, and the kid chefs who come from around the country never cease to impress and inspire me with their creativity and ingenuity.  I’m counting down the days until the winners join me at the White House to celebrate these healthy and delicious meals that kids everywhere will love,” said Michelle.

The judges, including several senior federal employees, recently got together to taste test just over a hundred recipes of the submitted recipes to determine the winners. How do I know the food tasted bad? Two reasons.

First, here are the criteria:

Entries had to represent each of the food groups, either in one dish or as parts of a lunch meal, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy foods, with fruits and veggies making up roughly half the plate or recipe.

Kids aren’t going to eat this. Okay, maybe if you add a lot of salt or stir in some luscious melted fat.

Secondly, in the video below, you’ll note that White House chef and Obama food guru Sam Kass all but acknowledged the meals were not fit for human consumption, saying there were only “a couple” he would serve to the Obamas. In 52 of 54 cases, Michelle would send that junk right back to the kitchen, and with good reason, I’m sure.

Sorry kids, you tried.

Alright, I’ll admit I’m in a bad mood today. I’ve got a cold and I’m trying to reduce my coffee. I actually think Michelle has taken on a good cause, trying to reduce the waistlines of our obese, video-game addicted kids. I really should eat more rabbit food myself.

Where she gets it wrong is with her liberal instinct to mandate and create new government programs – as with her federal dictates for school lunches that are certainly better designed at the local level.

So enjoy your Kids’ State Dinner, Mrs. Obama, and its Feast of the Winning Recipes. Or pretend to. I mean, really, I want to see how many of the kids clean their plates.

It’s a nice idea – except that people are being furloughed because of the sequester and there’s no money for it – but otherwise a nice idea. Just, you know, please stop telling people what to do, okay?

33 Responses to White House Rabbit Food Contest Winners Announced

  1. mooch and barry are obsessed with food. They’re either stuffing their faces with or talking about it. By the way, I’ve got a cold too!

  2. Kids will eat anything with ranch dressing POURED all over it. Is that a food group?

    Who picks up the hotel and travel bills for the kiddies and their guardians?

    Isn’t it obvious by now that anything that comes out of the WH with “contest” attached is an information harvest ? I thought of entering my twin granddaughters one year and the application process was quite detailed. No thanks.

  3. Your ‘rabbit food’ comment made me smile. My mother would cut up celery, carrots and peppers for a side dish she called ‘rabbit food’. I still keep a bag of rabbit food in the refrig for snacks. It’s healthy and good!

    • (for some reason, a variation of this vanished four times)

      While I disagree with much of what the White House dishes out, I salute this effort (in spite of what the Obamas are reported to personally eat)

      As someone who had salami for dessert and ate as many as four prime ribs at a single meal, I have not touched meat in over twenty years. While there is a wealth of information on the downsides of meat, evidence to the contrary looks mighty lean.

      As to rabbit food, I can confirm that they do indeed like carrots, and a baby in my back yard recently taught a parent the joys of mixed nuts.

      OTOH, when’s the last time you heard of a rabbit needing Viagra?

  4. After looking at those mostly green “things” on a plate.the slogan of “Let’s Move” should be changed to “let your bowels move”.

  5. You can’t even get 2% milk in schools these days. Eduzilla is just that tight.

    So let me see if I have the Obamas’ positions about our young people correct.

    High school kids are so incapable of picking out a healthy school lunch that the cafeteria can’t even serve them 2% milk. Actually, check that, they’re fully capable of making adult decisions, because the morning after pill is legal for all ages. But no, they really MUST be hopelessly incapable, because “children” can still be on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.

    I had an easier time following the plot line of “Back To the Future 2” than I’m having getting my head around THIS logic.

  6. Will the King and Queen and little princesses be back from their whirlwind tour of the world by then or will they only have to fly from Martha’s Vineyard?

  7. Too bad the daily menu for the gluttonous first sow and her kidlets is not made available to the hoi poloi. Judging from the looks of her derrierre at the G-8, she must have Sam Kass and the rest of the chefs doing double duty at the palace.

  8. Our pet rabbit passed last week. I’m sure she would have been honored to be part of Moochelle’s healthy program and would have donated her body for the good of the country. With our blessings of course.

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  10. Instead of a $100 million trip why not take the Obama’s tripping back to
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  11. She should raise her own two girls and leave the rest of us alone. And if she has to have a Do-Good project, she can plant flowers along the highways like Lady Bird did (“Where flowers bloom, so does hope”) – or something else equally innocuous.

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