More social engineering, this time in the messhall. This Reuters story starts out telling us how fat Americans can’t get in the military and somehow it’s the messhall’s fault;
Obese Americans in the military are a national security hazard and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama wants to see that change.
Obama, who has led a healthy eating and fitness program for children for two years, lent her voice on Thursday to the military’s efforts to overhaul the food it serves.
In an event at Little Rock Air Force Base, Obama announced a new Pentagon obesity and nutritional awareness campaign that will change nutrition standards across the services for the first time in 20 years.
Yeah, if they’re eating in the messhall, they got into the military, so they’re not among those 25% who are too obese to get into the military. See how that works?
Flagwaver sends us a link to The Blaze which reports that Obama, the hairless Wookie, is giving nutritional advice to airmen at the DFAC;
She encouraged healthy habits during a visit with individual airmen at their tables.
“Don’t worry, you’ll be a vegetable guy soon,” she reassured one airman.
She stressed that it’s not just about giving members of the armed services a more svelte profile: There are big national security and budget implications.
Yeah, I weighed 155 pounds when I got out of the military and ate at least once-a-day in the messhall. It wasn’t the food, it was the activity that kept me svelte. I needed the SOS I had every morning to replace the energy I’d burned off during PT.
Now, unless she plans on having Americans line up outside the DFAC for their meals, this is just political posturing. Yeah, good nutrition is important to the military, but they don’t need the first lady telling them to become vegetarians. Maybe she should knock off those cheeseburgers and chilifries and drop a few pounds off of that fanny pack she’s carrying around first.