Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mrs. O to the Hula Hoops

You've all doubtless heard the story about Michelle Obama hula hooping on the White House lawn, to promote "childrens' health". In case you haven't, here's the picture:

(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

And the story: Michelle Obama Hula Hoops to Promote Kids' Health

But did you see the recipes selected to represent Healthy Eating?
No? Take a look.

We have Baked Sliced Apples and Baked Eggs for breakfast. Zucchini Quesadilla for lunch and Sweet and Zesty Popcorn and Creamy Salsa Dip for snacks.

Just for fun, I put a couple into FitDay to see what came up.

By my assumptions (on serving sizes etc.) and Fitdays' calculations, the Baked Sliced Apples came in about 30 grams of carbs per serving, the popcorn snack at 81.8 grams of carbs per serving and the Zucchini Quesadilla at approximately 44 grams of carbs per serving.

Now granted these numbers will vary according to the assumptions made about ingredients and serving sizes.

However, it is no assumption that most of the recipes are low fat, calling for low fat cheddar cheese and popcorn, and only a token amount of butter in the Baked Eggs (and Potatoes) for much needed taste. I'm a little surprised they let the butter in at all, but perhaps they felt the turkey sausage was adequate compensation.

Healthy kids?

Not grown by government.

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