With the scandal at the Veterans Administration dominating the news and exposing her husband’s incompetence, Michelle Obama used her position as First Lady to declare war on the potato.
In a New York Times commentary, “The Campaign for Junk Food,” Mrs. Obama whines that the House of Representatives wants to include potato as a food option in the Women, Infants and Children program (WIC) – the federal supplemental nutrition program for low-income women and their children.
Right now, the House of Representatives is considering a bill to override science by mandating that white potatoes be included on the list of foods that women can purchase using WIC dollars. Now, there is nothing wrong with potatoes. The problem is that many women and children already consume enough potatoes and not enough of the nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables they need.
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