Because mother doesn’t know best anymore. The chairman of the Harvard Department of Health knows best. And he will make sure mother gives you what you he has determined is right for you.

First Lady Michelle Obama’s health advocacy is not just a moral crusade for thinner waists. You see, Michelle isn’t just some nice lady with a big heart. Michelle is the government. And her advocacy therefore constitutes government interference in our lives. What’s more, her advocacy has come with specific policy recommendations, and even, legislation.

Mrs. Obama has abetted the creation of an attitude that the government has the right, and even the obligation, to regulate what you eat.

That the government’s growing role in our diet has coincided with worsening health habits makes no difference to Michelle or any of the other health virtuecrats.

The low-fat diet demanded by our health professionals has turned out to be disastrous for the physical well being of Americans. Our grandparents were in better shape than we are, despite their supposedly atrocious eating habits, which the government felt it needed to correct.

In fact, Michelle continues to advocate low-fat eating despite growing evidence that fat – even saturated fat – does not play a role in disease and may even prevent obesity by promoting satiety. Did you know that people who drink whole milk tend to be leaner? Did you know?

With Mrs. Obama leading the way, the federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee released a nearly 600-page report Thursday with recommendations that include a variety of coercive methods designed to get you to eat “better.”

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