Obama dishes up dirt on ‘ crap’ meals US serves to schoolkids

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WORLD -

MICHELLE Obama has spo­ken about her fu­ture plans, say­ing she and for­mer pres­i­dent Barack Obama were just tak­ing a breather while they fig­ured out their next steps.

The Oba­mas have be­gun to re-emerge in pub­lic since leav­ing the White House.

Ad­dress­ing a health con­fer­ence in Wash­ing­ton, Mrs Obama said the cou­ple were set­tling into their new home and of­fices in Wash­ing­ton and mak­ing sure daugh­ters Malia and Sasha were do­ing well.

She said they also have books to write and money to raise for the pres­i­den­tial cen­tre they plan to build on the South Side of her na­tive Chicago. “We’re not gone. We’re just breath­ing,” she said.

Mrs Obama also lashed out at the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s de­ci­sion to de­lay fed­eral rules aimed at mak­ing school lunch health­ier, say­ing kids will end up “eat­ing crap” in­stead.

She said more nu­tri­tion­ally sound school meals were needed since mil­lions of kids eat fed­er­ally sub­sidised break­fast and lunch at school.

With­out men­tion­ing Don­ald Trump by name, she urged par­ents to think about the gov­ern­ment’s re­cent de­ci­sion and to “look at mo­tives”.

“You have to stop and think: ‘Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school? What is wrong with you and why is that a par­ti­san is­sue?’ Why would that be po­lit­i­cal?” Mrs Obama said.

“Moms, think about this. I don’t care what state you live in, take me out of the equa­tion, like me, don’t like me, but think about why some­one (Trump) is OK with your kids eat­ing crap.”

Michelle Obama.

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