FLOTUS groks groceries: That ‘allowance of riboflavin’ dilemma we all face

FLOTUS groks groceries: That ‘allowance of riboflavin’ dilemma we all face

Gotta give a quick shout out to “everywoman” Michelle Obama, who yesterday was kind enough to introduce the administration’s new, improved nutrition labels for food packages. The new labels are designed to make shopping less difficult for easily confused moms who are flummoxed by nutrition labels.

The “bewildering” dilemma women have been experiencing in grocery stores, was described by Michelle Obama, thus:

“So there you stood, alone in some aisle in a store, the clock ticking away at the precious little time remaining to complete your weekly grocery shopping, and all you could do was scratch your head, confused and bewildered, and wonder, is there too much sugar in this product? Is 50 percent of the daily allowance of riboflavin a good thing or a bad thing? And how on Earth could this teeny little package contain five whole servings?

“This stream of questions and worries running through your head when all you really wanted to know was, should I be eating this or not? Is this good for my kids or not? And if it is healthy, how much of it should I be eating? But unless you had a thesaurus, a calculator, a microscope, or a degree in nutrition, you were out of luck. So you felt defeated, and you just gave up and went back to buying the same stuff you always buy.

Good grief. How neurotic does she think the average American shopper is?

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