Forget about Barack Obama’s new, unbuttoned post-presidential look. It’s the former First Lady who’s really letting loose.
In an unfettered interview last week with former Let’s Move! executive director Sam Kass, Michelle Obama pulled no punches in discussing Trump administration efforts to weaken her key nutrition initiatives. Speaking at the at the Partnership for a Healthier America summit, Ms. Obama decried a proposed delay in implementing the new Nutrition Facts label, which for the first time would disclose added sugars, as well as a rule requiring calorie counts on restaurant menus:
“Keep families ignorant. That’s all I’m hearing,” Ms. Obama said. “You don’t need to know what’s in your food. You can’t handle that, mom. Just buy this, be quiet, spend your money — don’t ask us about what’s in your food.”
She also addressed the recent weakening of some school food nutrition standards with this memorable quote:
“Every elected official on this planet should understand, don’t play with our children,”she added in the exchange. “Don’t do it.”
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