Access to healthy school lunches was the former first lady's focus while in the White House, and Trump's administration has been rolling back those efforts.
"What is wrong with you?" she asked rhetorically, to great applause. "And why is that a partisan issue", said a visibly irritated Obama, who championed good health standards during her time as first lady, at the Partnership for a Healthier America summit.
Speaking at an annual health conference in Washington, D.C., Obama said more nutritious school lunches are important since millions of kids eat federally subsidized school breakfast and lunch. Why would you sit idly and be okay with that?
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, supported by Obama, gave schools nutrition rules for the food they provided children through programs paid for by the government.
Although she did not mention President Trump by name, his agriculture secretary, Sonny Perdue, signed a proclamation earlier this month relaxing nutrition standards for whole grains, sodium, and milk in schools.
They're also proposing to delay a requirement of nutritional labels on food, like we have here in Australia. Moms, think about this.
Donald Trump's administration on the other hand, recently froze regulations that demanded less sodium and more whole grains in school menus. Her family's last day in the White House was January 20, and she said she and former President Barack Obama would spend the year figuring out what comes next. "It's not politics, it's parenting", she insisted. "I'm going to continue working on this".
To make her plea even stronger, Obama attempted to remove herself from the healthy initiative, to emphasize its importance. While Michelle seemingly accuses Trump of not caring about the kids eating "crap", that is a word that best describes the look of these putrid lunches the kids were served, as seen below in a tweet from the Tennesse GOP. I mean, I just find myself thinking, this isn't my fight, you know, this is where you've got to look yourself in the eye. She said, you know, it's pretty clear that many Americans and most Americans want to know more about what is in their food, not less. These companies still need to make money, but they're saying, hey, how can we help you live a little healthier? You can't handle that, Mom. "Why don't you want our kids to have good food at ascool?"
So, here's the problem, Mrs. Obama, and we'll keep it simple.
"We are not gone, we are just breathing".