This is based on “State Indicator Report on Fruits and Vegetables, 2009” from the CDC. If the Statists force ObamaCare on the citizens, don't you think, that to get certain kinds of health care, they will force people to eat and behave in certain ways? This report breaks down, by state, fruit and veggie consumption. They are working toward mandating what grocery stores are carrying.
This is part of the CDC's food policy council's mandate, and are to “make recommendations about policies and programs such as farm-to-school programs, community gardens, farmers markets and availability of fresh produce in supermarkets." Twenty states already have food councils. Plus there's 59 local councils. Who knew?
Some of the "stimulus" money will go for promoting this programs to get all you chil'n to eat according to gov't standards. Wasn't "stimulus" money to be used to stimulate economic growth? Already tried, and failed so far, are increased taxes on soda, burgers, or anything the gov't doesn't think is good for you. Meanwhile, the Bamster and his wife and kids wolf down greasy mush burgers, fries and shakes.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “Today’s announcement is an important step toward a healthier America.” “We know that many chronic diseases are preventable, and the resources now available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will assist states and territories in the implementation of proven prevention and wellness programs that will save lives and lower health care costs for all Americans.”
Janet Collins, director of CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: “Chronic diseases are the leading cause of premature death in the country, account for spiraling health care costs, and cause disability and suffering for millions of Americans.” “The good news is that we can greatly reduce the toll of chronic disease by reducing just four risk factors -- tobacco use, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and obesity. With these new funds, states and territories will work to improve the environments where their residents live, work, learn, and play so that healthy choices become the easy choice.”
I swear, when I go to the grocery store there's lots of fruits and veggies in the produce section. What are they talking about? Don't you, and not some obese politician or State bureaucrat decide what you should eat?