Well who in the hell knows, because the Federal Government under the direction of the Democrat Party, throws either lie out to support more spending by…..the Federal Government. I know a year ago everything I saw was about the obesity problem in the Country, this year it is a hunger problem, thanks to Michele Obama, both seem to be true. In a thinking person’s brain, both cannot be true and in such NEITHER are true. I think this person’s first person account is probably the truest answer of all A Custodian In Lincoln Public Schools Tells The Truth
I recently heard an ad on the radio from Let’s Move, Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign. It stated that nearly one in three children in American are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African-American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40 percent of the children are overweight or obese.
Then, within the same hour, I heard an ad for the Food Bank of Lincoln stating that one in four children in America are hungry. Looking at their website, this could mean they do not have enough food or are food insecure. The website further noted that the word “hunger” has been stricken by the USDA from its measurements, seemingly indicating that measuring hunger in America today is a bit tricky.
Now I was confused. Do we have a hunger problem in America or an obesity problem?
In countries with real poverty (more on that later), you see vast numbers of very thin and obviously hungry people. In America, you see vast numbers of fat and obviously not hungry people — and this is especially true among the poor, which is at the least ironic.
The hunger advocates will answer that we have both a hunger and an obesity problem. Their claim is that the poor are not fat because they have and consume too much food but the poor are fat because they do not move enough and do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. They then blame this, of course, on evil corporate America for providing TV and video games that keep children from moving and McDonald’s that keeps children from eating right.
I have a different theory. I blame this problem on the largest, most pervasive and powerful entity known to man — Big Government.
They say your garbage man knows more about you than your neighbors do.
I work as a custodian in the Lincoln Public Schools. I clean up the cafeterias after the students get done eating. I have done this in both a grade school and a high school. I will offer a few observations.
LPS feeds the children of Lincoln morning, noon and night. They feed them food that looks and tastes (I eat it) a lot like the food McDonald’s serves its customers. My first observation is that the kids simply cannot eat all the food available to them.
We have 37 grade schools alone in Lincoln. Each one of them throws out barrels and barrels of perfectly good uneaten food. I know this because I haul it to our trash bins each and every school day.
At first I was appalled by this waste. I asked why we keep serving food to kids who are obviously not hungry and won’t eat it. I noted that just one grade school’s wasted food would serve the City Mission and that all 37 grade schools’ wasted food could serve all the hungry in Lincoln.
My second observation is that American kids are fat because they are encouraged to eat too much food. I have looked and looked for skinny kids. Most look about right to me and quite a few are chubby. In the school where I work, 57 percent of the students get free or reduced lunches. In the entire cafeteria, it is hard to find a skinny kid when at least half of them should be.
Democrats always throw out all kinds of kneejerk emotional stories to keep the American public off balance, it is how they win elections. When the populace finally awakens from their deep slumber, they will recognize that this type of fraud cannot continue on and that the spending that comes with their made up problems cannot continue either.