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Does This Country Have An Obesity Problem? Or A Hunger Problem?

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.

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  1. Hunger problem. Obesity problem. Too hot? Global warming problem. Too cold, snowy, stormy? Climate change problem. Not feeling well? Bird-flu problem. No money, out of work? Economic/debt limit crisis. Must fly? Terrorist problem. Was it Roseann Roseanna-danna who said ‘it’s always something’? This is their playbook, keep everyone & everything stirred up so we don’t see what they’re really up to, and the dullards will look to them for solutions. It’s always something. It has to be. But, on the bright side, we got bin Laden and passed the Lily Ledbetter act.

  2. Too many ding-ding cooks and drive-thrus.
    Portion sizes are too big and too many sodas.
    Children are no longer walking to school or playing kick the can type games. It truly says something about a society when a Wii is considered to be the latest in exercise.

    How often do families have from scratch prepared meals seated at the kitchen or dining room table at a decent hour and not in the backseat of a SUV on the way home from soccer practice?

  3. Wow. The one day this week that I may get to weigh in on some things and this topic comes up.

    I’m going to go into details on this in the hopes that it will encourage someone else to pay more attention to nutrition. I’ve been diagnosed with both hypoproteinemia (low proteins)and a vitamin D deficiency. By themselves, these conditions can present problems. Lots of fatigue, muscle wasting, muscle cramps (including heart arrhythmia). Together, they can indicate bigger problems, such as development of an autoimmune disease (like Lupus) or a liver disorder (as indicated by malabsorption of vitamin D and protein). We aren’t sure right now what the truth on this is in my case(just two conditions OR a bigger problem). Changes in behavior on my part, including a vitamin regimen and exercise. Reducing my stress levels for the time being to keep from taxing my body more than necessary. Blood workups for the next three months to track it. Then, we hope we’ll know for sure.

    But what a lot of people don’t know is that obesity can actually result from a Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency can also result in chronic backache, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart diseases or hypertension.

    https://www.vitaminddeficiencyguide.com/

    M. Obama may mean well in her obesity campaign, but without proper testing to rule out underlying causes, like a vitamin D deficiency, it isn’t going to reduce obesity. It could actually make it worse.

    For some people, a vitamin D deficiency can result from a lack of exposure to sunlight, but that isn’t always the case.

  4. The Obama example is a good one about people in the national spotlight spouting off or signing on to things they know nothing about, either out of some bleeding heart fantsy or more sinister ulterior motives.

    • I’m not in favor of spending money recklessly, but I’d go with asking the parents to let the kids have blood tests first before setting up these obesity programs a la grand style “food control”. Seriously. Make sure that there isn’t an underlying cause first. If there is, treat the cause.

    • Which is exactly their plan, the Democrats do this crap all the time, say there is a problem, get money to “fix” it, then claim there is a new problem based off the old problem and we now need MORE money to fix it while never saying the GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM!

  5. I don’t suppose Queen M and her fawnibg minions have considered putting mandatory PE back in the schools?
    when I was in school we had PE/intra-mural sports EVERY day… no excuses. And we managed to get through school with vending machines being notably absent.

    • OMG Suzanne, I have been screaming about that for YEARS!!!! I cannot believe that 35 minutes a day can not be set aside for PE and stop all the damn social engineering in school, not only will the students be healthy mentally for the rest of their classes, they will be psychically healthy! btw this is why the Dept of Education is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars, it is their social engineering that is destroying generations of children!

  6. Someone needs to tell Michelle, hey I’ll tell her.

    Yo Michelle

    Eat off your own plate and stay out of mine.
    It’s none of your damn business what I eat or don’t eat. There are enough eating disorders in the country and you are not making it any better.

  1. Hunger problem. Obesity problem. Too hot? Global warming problem. Too cold, snowy, stormy? Climate change problem. Not feeling well? Bird-flu problem. No money, out of work? Economic/debt limit crisis. Must fly? Terrorist problem. Was it Roseann Roseanna-danna who said ‘it’s always something’? This is their playbook, keep everyone & everything stirred up so we don’t see what they’re really up to, and the dullards will look to them for solutions. It’s always something. It has to be. But, on the bright side, we got bin Laden and passed the Lily Ledbetter act.

  2. Too many ding-ding cooks and drive-thrus.
    Portion sizes are too big and too many sodas.
    Children are no longer walking to school or playing kick the can type games. It truly says something about a society when a Wii is considered to be the latest in exercise.

    How often do families have from scratch prepared meals seated at the kitchen or dining room table at a decent hour and not in the backseat of a SUV on the way home from soccer practice?

  3. Wow. The one day this week that I may get to weigh in on some things and this topic comes up.

    I’m going to go into details on this in the hopes that it will encourage someone else to pay more attention to nutrition. I’ve been diagnosed with both hypoproteinemia (low proteins)and a vitamin D deficiency. By themselves, these conditions can present problems. Lots of fatigue, muscle wasting, muscle cramps (including heart arrhythmia). Together, they can indicate bigger problems, such as development of an autoimmune disease (like Lupus) or a liver disorder (as indicated by malabsorption of vitamin D and protein). We aren’t sure right now what the truth on this is in my case(just two conditions OR a bigger problem). Changes in behavior on my part, including a vitamin regimen and exercise. Reducing my stress levels for the time being to keep from taxing my body more than necessary. Blood workups for the next three months to track it. Then, we hope we’ll know for sure.

    But what a lot of people don’t know is that obesity can actually result from a Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency can also result in chronic backache, cancer, chronic pain, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, heart diseases or hypertension.

    https://www.vitaminddeficiencyguide.com/

    M. Obama may mean well in her obesity campaign, but without proper testing to rule out underlying causes, like a vitamin D deficiency, it isn’t going to reduce obesity. It could actually make it worse.

    For some people, a vitamin D deficiency can result from a lack of exposure to sunlight, but that isn’t always the case.

  4. The Obama example is a good one about people in the national spotlight spouting off or signing on to things they know nothing about, either out of some bleeding heart fantsy or more sinister ulterior motives.

    • I’m not in favor of spending money recklessly, but I’d go with asking the parents to let the kids have blood tests first before setting up these obesity programs a la grand style “food control”. Seriously. Make sure that there isn’t an underlying cause first. If there is, treat the cause.

    • Which is exactly their plan, the Democrats do this crap all the time, say there is a problem, get money to “fix” it, then claim there is a new problem based off the old problem and we now need MORE money to fix it while never saying the GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM!

  5. I don’t suppose Queen M and her fawnibg minions have considered putting mandatory PE back in the schools?
    when I was in school we had PE/intra-mural sports EVERY day… no excuses. And we managed to get through school with vending machines being notably absent.

    • OMG Suzanne, I have been screaming about that for YEARS!!!! I cannot believe that 35 minutes a day can not be set aside for PE and stop all the damn social engineering in school, not only will the students be healthy mentally for the rest of their classes, they will be psychically healthy! btw this is why the Dept of Education is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars, it is their social engineering that is destroying generations of children!

  6. Someone needs to tell Michelle, hey I’ll tell her.

    Yo Michelle

    Eat off your own plate and stay out of mine.
    It’s none of your damn business what I eat or don’t eat. There are enough eating disorders in the country and you are not making it any better.

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