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Gov’t Study Finds Michelle Obama’s School Lunches Are Making Kids Fat

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 11, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

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    First lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program is making the poorer children it’s supposed to help more likely to become overweight, according to new government-funded research.

    Virginia Tech researchers tracked financially vulnerable kids who got free school meals from kindergarten to eighth grade and found those feasting on government meals were more likely to become overweight. Children with the highest chance of being overweight or obese consumed one-third to one-half of their daily meals at school, according to the study, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    “While well-intentioned, these government funded school meal programs that are aimed at making kids healthy are in fact making participating students more at risk of being overweight,” Dr. Wen You, a professor at Virginia Tech who authored the research, said in a statement.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/11/g...le-obamas-school-lunches-are-making-kids-fat/
     
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    How does low-calorie, relatively healthy foods cause obesity? Are these meals causing kids to binge on junk food?
     
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    Interesting. I suspect that, when they get out of school after being starved at lunch, they do exactly that, binge on whatever they can put in their mouths. Many of them have no adult supervision for several hours after school, anyhow.
     
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