Sunday, April 22, 2012

New York Charges Billions to Fatten Up Kids

Another liberal plan costs billions and goes awry.

Breakfast programs in New York City schools have come  under attack  for feeding  schoolchildren who might have already eaten  at home. While the programs provide healthy choices...they also offer French toast and syrup and huge New York style bagels with cream cheese.  On top of that, some kids admit to eating twice — once at home and once at school — which experts say...could be contributing to childhood obesity.

More than one-third of children and teenagers are overweight or obese, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The extra weight, caused in part by an excess of calories and a lack of exercise, increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, as well as psychological problems linked to low self-esteem.

Michelle "First Harpy" Obama is actively campaigning *against* childhood obesity.  So is she going to put a screeching halt to these breakfast programs?

Don't count on it.  The libs will come up with a much more Stalinist plan:  they'll make it illegal to eat breakfast at home.  Daily interrogations will take place and if it's determined that the kid already ate, the IRS will levy a fine on the parents and the kid will be expelled from school.

Don't think that'll happen?  Less than a week ago a kindergartner was handcuffed when he threw a tantrum.  It's just a small step from that incident to a more sweeping "solution" to the obesity problem.
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