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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker
    At least Palin's aware of the situation: parents are continually proving their selves incapable of properly parenting their children.
    I don't think Sarah Palin can be propped up as the perfect mom. I mean, Bristol did have a child born out of wedlock. Somehow, I don't think she has a lock on "Mother of the Year" or much room to talk about how to raise a child for that matter.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I completely agree with this. Sarah Palin is right. She's also right that she would be criticized for it. :-)

    "And I know I'm going to be again criticized for bringing this up, but instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track"
    Since the question got ignored before, I will ask again: Can some one show where the Let's Move Campaign is taking anything over or making decisions for anyone?
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Since the question got ignored before, I will ask again: Can some one show where the Let's Move Campaign is taking anything over or making decisions for anyone?
    Prob'ly not, but it simply MUST be true. Otherwise, why would Palin say it?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    What actually is being proposed? Is Michelle Obama actually advocating taking peoples' children away from them?
    More intrusion, more regulations, more federal funding we can't afford.
    Here's just a small taste of her huge agenda.
    Mrs. Obama has already been talking about some of the 70 recommendations, such as having pediatricians measure children's Body Mass Index in order to track healthy weight. Others include:

    - "Asking the federal government to revisit rules on television advertising aimed at kids "if voluntary efforts to limit the marketing of less healthy foods and beverages to children do not yield substantial results."

    - "Federally funded and private insurance plans should cover services necessary to prevent, assess, and provide care to overweight and obese children."
    Entertainment and technology companies should continue to develop new approaches for using technology to engage children in physical activity."

    But the proposals, issued by a task force led by White House Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes, stays away from any firm recommendations on controversial matters pending in Congress, state legislatures and city councils, such as taxes on junk foods and sodas. Instead, there is a recommendation to "analyze the effect of state and local sales taxes on less healthy, energy-dense foods."

    Just as breastfeeding can reduce a child's chances of obesity later, reducing sugar in children's diets can also make a difference, the report notes. "Children today consume a substantial amount of added sugars through a whole range of products. . . . Targets for reducing added sugar will then need to be established that track the overall goal of driving obesity rates down to 5% by 2030."
    Michelle Obama Unveils Anti-Childhood Obesity Action Plan
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    More intrusion, more regulations, more federal funding we can't afford.
    Here's just a small taste of her huge agenda.
    Mrs. Obama has already been talking about some of the 70 recommendations, such as having pediatricians measure children's Body Mass Index in order to track healthy weight. Others include:

    - "Asking the federal government to revisit rules on television advertising aimed at kids "if voluntary efforts to limit the marketing of less healthy foods and beverages to children do not yield substantial results."

    - "Federally funded and private insurance plans should cover services necessary to prevent, assess, and provide care to overweight and obese children."
    Entertainment and technology companies should continue to develop new approaches for using technology to engage children in physical activity."

    But the proposals, issued by a task force led by White House Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes, stays away from any firm recommendations on controversial matters pending in Congress, state legislatures and city councils, such as taxes on junk foods and sodas. Instead, there is a recommendation to "analyze the effect of state and local sales taxes on less healthy, energy-dense foods."

    Just as breastfeeding can reduce a child's chances of obesity later, reducing sugar in children's diets can also make a difference, the report notes. "Children today consume a substantial amount of added sugars through a whole range of products. . . . Targets for reducing added sugar will then need to be established that track the overall goal of driving obesity rates down to 5% by 2030."
    Michelle Obama Unveils Anti-Childhood Obesity Action Plan
    none of that is taking food out of anyones hands, nor does any of that support the "making decisions for us" hyperbole
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    More intrusion, more regulations, more federal funding we can't afford.
    Here's just a small taste of her huge agenda.
    Mrs. Obama has already been talking about some of the 70 recommendations, such as having pediatricians measure children's Body Mass Index in order to track healthy weight. Others include:

    - "Asking the federal government to revisit rules on television advertising aimed at kids "if voluntary efforts to limit the marketing of less healthy foods and beverages to children do not yield substantial results."
    I believe Reagon, using the former Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop, did the same thing concerning cigerettes.

    - "Federally funded and private insurance plans should cover services necessary to prevent, assess, and provide care to overweight and obese children." Entertainment and technology companies should continue to develop new approaches for using technology to engage children in physical activity."
    And you find fault with this? Recognizing that children of this digital/technology age are using computers, video game systems and handheld devices, i.e., cell phones with streaming video/audio, more and more. Therefore, wouldn't it make sense to convence video game and cell phone companies to develop software that will aid our youth in becoming more aware of their health? Wii Fit anyone?

    But the proposals, issued by a task force led by White House Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes, stays away from any firm recommendations on controversial matters pending in Congress, state legislatures and city councils, such as taxes on junk foods and sodas. Instead, there is a recommendation to "analyze the effect of state and local sales taxes on less healthy, energy-dense foods."
    There have been efforts by several states to impose taxes on sugarly foods and beverages. Since the states have begun to take these such initiatives on their own - something those who share your political views claim they encourage states to do...take more control for themselves - the way I see it is the "government staying OUT of the state's business. Don't be such a hypocrit, hon.

    Just as breastfeeding can reduce a child's chances of obesity later, reducing sugar in children's diets can also make a difference, the report notes. "Children today consume a substantial amount of added sugars through a whole range of products. . . . Targets for reducing added sugar will then need to be established that track the overall goal of driving obesity rates down to 5% by 2030."
    Michelle Obama Unveils Anti-Childhood Obesity Action Plan
    I don't see a problem with this whatsoever. Healthier children today means a healthier society tomorrow which means fewer elderly people on Medicare which is taking up atleast 1/4 of the nation's budget. Makes perfect sense to me; enact preventative health measures now, see the benefits later. What's wrong with that?

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Rather than getting in to the tit-for-tat, and pointing out once again the irony of M'obama talking about weight and her ginormous ass, I'll juts point out that we have LOTS of problems that are contributing to obesity, and just as the "Just say "no to drugs campaign didnt address the fact that normal happy healthy well adjusted people dont typically turn to drugs so those that do prolly need more than just a slogan, just saying "Move it" doesnt address the obesity problems. For the poor, the food they can typically afford (or are given) is high in carb and starch and low in protein and nutrition. Movin it aint gonna change that. For the majority of kids, obesity is a bi-product of a sedentary lifestyle...the curse of affluence...the readily availability of entertainment on the couch, etc. Some families live an outdoor, exercise filled lifestyle. But some? Most? Most kids sit on their ass playing video games, watching TV, throwing down Code Red and chips, hanging out at the mall...and most parents are footing the bill without any expectation of their kids to work. We have for several generations now spoon fed children and lowered expectations. Those children have had children...hell...they have had grandchildren. Hard work (not just labor intensive jobs but yard work for crying out loud) has become obsolete. We pay yard service companies to do the job our 12 year old should be doing. Its not an exercise problem...its a multigenerational overall lifestyle problem.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    It's about time someone attacked Michelle Obama for this. I said the same thing when Laura bush wanted my future kids to learn how to read. Big gubment needs to stay away from my fat obese stupid illiterate children. Lol.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    More intrusion, more regulations, more federal funding we can't afford.
    Here's just a small taste of her huge agenda.
    Mrs. Obama has already been talking about some of the 70 recommendations, such as having pediatricians measure children's Body Mass Index in order to track healthy weight.
    Umm... having doctors monitor health. That smacks of Orwellian Big Brotehr. I'll give you that one. No one needs to be monitoring my kids' health but me and their doctor..uh wat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    - "Asking the federal government to revisit rules on television advertising aimed at kids "if voluntary efforts to limit the marketing of less healthy foods and beverages to children do not yield substantial results."
    This is somehow unrelated to the government making decisions for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    - "Federally funded and private insurance plans should cover services necessary to prevent, assess, and provide care to overweight and obese children."
    And this is also somehow unrelated to the government making decisions for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Entertainment and technology companies should continue to develop new approaches for using technology to engage children in physical activity."
    This is an opinion that someone has expressed. And this is also somehow unrelated to the government making decisions for me.

    When do we get to the part about the govt taking away my ability to make choices about what my children eat? When do we get to the part of it being forced upon me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    But the proposals, issued by a task force led by White House Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes, stays away from any firm recommendations on controversial matters pending in Congress, state legislatures and city councils, such as taxes on junk foods and sodas. Instead, there is a recommendation to "analyze the effect of state and local sales taxes on less healthy, energy-dense foods."
    And this is also somehow unrelated to the government making decisions for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Just as breastfeeding can reduce a child's chances of obesity later, reducing sugar in children's diets can also make a difference, the report notes. "Children today consume a substantial amount of added sugars through a whole range of products. . . .
    These are statements of fact that are also somehow unrelated to the government making decisions for me.


    "...Targets for reducing added sugar will then need to be established that track the overall goal of driving obesity rates down to 5% by 2030."
    Michelle Obama Unveils Anti-Childhood Obesity Action Plan
    Establishing these targets will somehow be the government making decisions for me?



    So it doesn't have anything at all to do with the govt trying to "take over and make decisions for us". Okay. that's pretty much as I thought.

    So she isn't actually going to take people's children away. She isn't going to take food out of children's hands. There will be no criminal nor civil penalties. It's not even clear if I will get the stink-eye.

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    here's the down low of how the govt is going to force this down our thraots and make decisions for us:

    from http://www.letsmove.gov/pdf/TaskForc...FullReport.pdf


    Summary of Recommendations

    Recommendation 1.1: Pregnant women and women planning a
    pregnancy should be informed of the importance of conceiving at a
    healthy weight and having a healthy weight gain during pregnancy,
    based on the relevant recommendations of the Institute of Medicine.

    Recommendation 1.2: Education and outreach efforts about prenatal
    care should be enhanced through creative approaches that take into
    account the latest in technology and communications. Partners in
    this effort could include companies that develop technology-based
    communications tools, as well as companies that market products and
    services to pregnant women or prospective parents.

    Recommendation 1.3: Hospitals and health care providers should use
    maternity care practices that empower new mothers to breastfeed,
    such as the Baby-Friendly hospital standards.

    Recommendation 1.4: Health care providers and insurance companies
    should provide information to pregnant women and new mothers on
    breastfeeding, including the availability of educational classes, and
    connect pregnant women and new mothers to breastfeeding support
    programs to help them make an informed infant feeding decision

    Recommendation 1.5: Local health departments and communitybased
    organizations, working with health care providers, insurance
    companies, and others should develop peer support programs that
    empower pregnant women and mothers to get the help and support
    they need from other mothers who have breastfed

    Recommendation 1.6: Early childhood settings should support
    breastfeeding

    Recommendation 1.7: Federal and State agencies conducting health
    research should prioritize research into the effects of possibly obesogenic
    chemicals.

    Recommendation 1.8: The AAP guidelines on screen time should be made more available to parents, and young children should be encouraged to spend less time using digital media and more time being physically active.

    Recommendation 1.9: The AAP guidelines on screen time should be made more available in early childhood settings.

    Recommendation 1.10: The Federal government, incorporating input from health care providers and other stakeholders, should provide clear, actionable guidance to states, providers, and families on how to increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and reduce screen time in early child care settings.

    Recommendation 1.11: States should be encouraged to strengthen licensing standards and Quality Rating and Improvement Systems to support good program practices regarding nutrition, physical activity, and screen time in early education and child care settings

    Recommendation 1.12: The Federal government should look for opportunities in all early childhood programs it funds (such as the Child and Adult Care Food Program at USDA, the Child Care and Development Block Grant, Head Start, military child care, and Federal employee child care) to base policies and practices on current scientific evidence related to child nutrition and physical activity, and seek to improve access to these programs

    Recommendation 2.1: The Federal government, working with local communities, should disseminate information about the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans through simple, easily actionable messages for consumers and a next generation Food Pyramid.

    Recommendation 2.2: The FDA and USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service should collaborate with the food and beverage industry to develop and implement a standard system of nutrition labeling for the front of packages

    Recommendation 2.3: Restaurants and vending machine operators subject to the new requirement in the Affordable Care Act should be encouraged to begin displaying calorie counts as soon as possible

    Recommendation 2.4: Restaurants should consider their portion sizes, improve children’s menus, and make healthy options the default choice whenever possible.

    Recommendation 2.5: The food and beverage industry should extend its self-regulatory program to cover all forms of marketing to children, and food retailers should avoid in-store marketing that promotes unhealthy products to children.

    Recommendation 2.6: All media and entertainment companies should limit the licensing of their popular characters to food and beverage products that are healthy and consistent with science-based nutrition standards

    Recommendation 2.7: The food and beverage industry and the media and entertainment industry should jointly adopt meaningful, uniform nutrition standards for marketing food and beverages to children, as well as a uniform standard for what constitutes marketing to children.

    Recommendation 2.8: Industry should provide technology to help consumers distinguish between advertisements for healthy and unhealthy foods and to limit their children’s exposure to unhealthy food advertisements.

    Recommendation 2.9: If voluntary efforts to limit the marketing of less healthy foods and beverages to children do not yield substantial results, the FCC could consider revisiting and modernizing rules on commercial time during children’s programming

    Recommendation 2.10: Pediatricians should be encouraged to routinely calculate children’s BMI and provide information to parents about how to help their children achieve a healthy weight.

    Recommendation 2.11: Federally-funded and private insurance plans should cover services necessary to prevent, assess, and provide care to overweight and obese children.

    Recommendation 2.12: Dentists and other oral health care providers should be encouraged to promote healthy habits and counsel families on childhood obesity prevention as part of routine preventive dental care

    Recommendation 2.13: Medical and other health professional schools, health professional associations, and health care systems should ensure that health care providers have the necessary training and education to effectively prevent, diagnose, and treat obese and overweight children

    Recommendation 3.1: Update Federal nutritional standards for school meals and improve the nutritional quality of USDA commodities provided to schools.

    Recommendation 3.2: Increase resources for school meals.

    Recommendation 3.3: USDA should continue its outreach and technical assistance to help provide training for school food service professionals.

    Recommendation 3.4: Schools should consider upgrading their cafeteria equipment to support the provision of healthier foods, for example, by swapping out deep fryers for salad bars.

    Recommendation 3.5: USDA should work with all stakeholders to develop innovative ways to encourage students to make healthier choices.

    Recommendation 3.6: USDA should work to connect school meals programs to local growers, and use farm-to-school programs, where possible, to incorporate more fresh, appealing food in school meals

    Recommendation 3.7: Schools should be encouraged to make improvements in their school meal programs through the HealthierUS Schools Challenge in advance of updated Federal standards.

    Recommendation 3.8: Increase the alignment of foods sold at school, including in the a la carte lines and vending machines, with the Dietary Guidelines.

    Recommendation 3.9: Food companies should be encouraged to develop new products and reformulate existing products so they meet nutritional standards based on the Dietary Guidelines and appeal to children.

    Recommendation 3.10: USDA and the U.S. Department of Education should collaborate with states to increase the availability and consistency of nutrition education in schools.

    Recommendation 3.11: Where possible, use school gardens to educate students about healthy eating.

    Recommendation 3.12: Technical assistance should be provided to schools about how to a cafeteria and lunch room environment can support and encourage a healthful meal

    Recommendation 3.13: Schools should be encouraged to ensure that choosing a healthy school meal does not have a social cost for a child

    Recommendation 3.14: Schools should be encouraged to consider the impact of food marketing on education.

    Recommendation 3.15: School districts should be encouraged to create, post, and implement a strong local school wellness policy.

    Recommendation 3.16: Promote good nutrition through afterschool programs.

    Recommendation 3.17: Promote healthy behaviors in juvenile correctional and related facilities.

    Recommendation 4.1: Launch a multi-year, multi-agency Healthy Food Financing Initiative to leverage private funds to increase the availability of affordable, healthy foods in underserved urban and rural communities across the country.

    Recommendation 4.2: Local governments should be encouraged to create incentives to attract supermarkets and grocery stores to underserved neighborhoods and improve transportation routes to healthy food retailers.

    Recommendation 4.3: Food distributors should be encouraged to explore ways to use their existing distribution chains and systems to bring fresh and healthy foods into underserved communities.

    Recommendation 4.4: Encourage communities to promote efforts to provide fruits and vegetables in a variety of settings and encourage the establishment and use of direct–to-consumer marketing outlets such as farmers’ markets and community supported agriculture subscriptions.

    Recommendation 4.5: Encourage the establishment of regional, city, or county food policy councils to enhance comprehensive food system policy that improve health

    Recommendation 4.6: Encourage publicly and privately-managed facilities that serve children, such as hospitals, afterschool programs, recreation centers, and parks (including national parks) to implement policies and practices, consistent with the Dietary Guidelines, to promote healthy foods and beverages and reduce or eliminate the availability of calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods

    Recommendation 4.7: Provide economic incentives to increase production of healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, as well as create greater access to local and healthy food for consumers.

    Recommendation 4.8: Demonstrate and evaluate the effect of targeted subsidies on purchases of healthy food through nutrition assistance programs.

    Recommendation 4.9: Analyze the effect of state and local sales taxes on less healthy, energy-dense foods

    Recommendation 4.10: The food, beverage, and restaurant industries should be encouraged to use their creativity and resources to develop or reformulate more healthful foods for children and young people

    Recommendation 4.11: Increase participation rates in USDA nutrition assistance programs through creative outreach and improved customer service, state adoption of improved policy options and technology systems, and effective practices to ensure ready access to nutrition assistance program benefits, especially for children.
    I may be wrong.

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