In a press release from HHS today highlighting the Secretary’s address to the United Fresh Produce Association on 9/16/10 she said:
Any kindergarten student can tell you that fruits and vegetable are good for you. But last year, only one third of American adults had fruit or even fruit juice twice a day as recommended. Only a quarter ate vegetable the recommended three times per day.
She continues her justified war on groceries by stating:
Lots of people want to eat healthy, but they’re not sure what’s good for them and what’s not.
Citing her experiences as a mom she reflects back:
When you have a kid tugging on your arm, you don’t always have time to read the nutrition facts on every box of cereals or snacks.
Well, if you search state by state there is 8.9-14.7% of adults that actually do have the time to read every nutritional label…The Unemployed!
Secretary Sebelius also states that healthy food is more than “1 mile” away from a citizen’s house. She claims it takes “20 minutes” to get to these locations that offer healthier choices and it is totally unacceptable. Are they all walking?
And then it becomes time to state the obvious:
And we’re revamping the federal dietary guidelines to emphasize what everyone in this room already knows, that fruits and vegetables need to be a part of a healthy diet.
Thanks for spending our $$$ to “revamp” a program you admit will address common knowledge.
Let us revisit some of the common problems of Government run everything. During an interview in Cuba last year a local rapper, Panfilo, buts in to tell the camera man “What we need is food (jama-comida), the hunger [in Cuba] is great!” This stunt landed him in prison This sounds similar to Sebelius’ “zero tolerance” threats to health insurers raising premiums due to Health Care Reform mandates
And lets revisit Diane Watson praising Fidel Castro’s system of perfection