Monday, December 13, 2010

Michelle Obama Says Fat Kids are a National Security Threat

It is accepted fact that obesity runs rampant throughout America. However, I can't understand how obesity is a national security threat that the government must intervene. There are cities banning saturated fat from menus in restaurants. There are some local governments imposing higher tax on sugar drenched sodas. Also, the government made fast-food restaurants change the way to cook french fries. It doesn't make any sense. These government interventions will never substitute good parenting. The American family will never allow the government raise their child. If the government want to help, they should mandate physical education or gym back into the school program.

(Politico)- First lady Michelle Obama plans to warn in remarks Monday that the nation is seeing “a groundswell of support” for curbing childhood obesity, and she is unveiling new ammunition from current and retired military leaders.

“Military leaders … tell us that when more than one in four young people are unqualified for military service because of their weight,” the first lady says in the prepared remarks, “childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.”

The first lady and President Barack Obama are making a rare joint speaking appearance on Monday, at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Northwest D.C.’s Columbia Heights neighborhood, as he signs into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.