Michelle Obama is trying to save the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. And who isn’t for healthy and hunger-free kids, right? It turns out that it was a struggle for her and she’s got an idea about how the government can make it easier for others.
In an interview with MSN’s Healthy Living, she made two particular statements that deserve further comment.
Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right.
Our pediatrician had to pull me aside and point out some things that were going wrong.
I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?
Is it really that hard?
As a parent of five, it didn’t take a pediatrician consult for me to figure out what to put in my kiddo’s pie holes. In fact, many parents have successfully fed their offspring without Princeton and Harvard degrees, in addition to not needing “access to information.” Lastly, as most “working” moms don’t earn $316,912 a year, in addition to a husband who was earning $162,100 as a Senator, perhaps the First Lady protesteth a tad too much.