The nanny state movement is growing every day with no end in sight.
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today met with acclaimed chef Rachael Ray to discuss Stabenow’s work in the Senate to support child nutrition and promote healthy eating habits in our schools and communities. Ray was representing her non-profit organization “Yum-O!” which works to educate children and their families about food and cooking, improve nutrition for children in need, and funds cooking education and scholarships.
“Last year, Michigan served nearly 85 million free and reduced-price school lunches, helping make sure no child goes hungry while they aim for the American Dream,” said Senator Stabenow. “My priority continues to be making sure those meals are healthy and using the kind of fresh fruits and vegetables that we grow in Michigan. I’m pleased that Rachael Ray and I can work together to promote healthy, fresh, and nutritious meals for America’s children.”
Senator Stabenow worked to strengthen the Fruits and Vegetables Snack Program in the 2008 Farm Bill and worked to give schools the option of purchasing food from local farmers. She also championed an initiative, recently funded through the American Recovery Reinvestment Act and the Fiscal Year 2010 Agriculture Appropriations Act, to give schools the resources they need to upgrade their kitchens to allow for on-site meal preparation, and $2.5 million has already been received by Michigan schools.(emphasis added)
And, of course Rachel Ray knows better than you about these sort of things:
Via Big Hollywood:
Those who are happiest when lodged firmly between parent and child to wield their toxic influence, trap our kids in these awful leftist hotbeds that used to be known as public schools, strip them of their Bibles and dodgeballs, ply them with sex education, condoms and Heather Has Two Mommies — and now they want to take away the last measure of pleasure left: wolfing down pizza burgers and sporking apart mock chicken legs.
In other news, Chefs now qualify as celebrities.
Remember when Rachel Ray was a Dunkin’ Donuts spokesperson: