Michelle Obama knows that her position as the First Lady is one in the public eye for scrutiny, and one that will bring her much criticism in her work and private life. It is expected. She has been criticized for offering fruit bags during Easter Celebrations, as well as for talking about her daughters’ weight. Michelle Obama is the First Lady, but she also has made clear that she is also a Mom.
Whether it was proper or not to talk about her daughters’ weight or not in such a public way, is a matter of opinion; however, the first lady might have been talking as the mother she happens to be, and being transparent to other parents, and due to her important position, to the whole nation.
Talking about her own struggles with weight as a kid, her father’s private references to it, and her own personal experience with her daughters, made the issue of her daughter’s weight, a public one in grand scale – this is what prompted the criticism. However, the criticism would have come and gone no matter how private or public she made the issue – so transparency as a mother and as a First Lady was a good card to play.
Many parents struggle with the issue of having overweight kids who want snacks like any kid would want them – sometimes, those snacks are not very healthy, and contribute to the weight gain of the kid. However, parents could look into another choice, offering fresh healthy vending snacks and food items that will be attractive for the kids, but also packaged in a snack size, and healthy in content.
Fresh healthy vending snacks can include items such as fresh juices, healthy smoothies, fresh healthy snacks, healthy granola bars, fresh fruit, healthy natural drinks, healthy yogurts, all natural baked chips, organic juices, vegetables and other items that kids will like. Parents can rest assured that their kids are not feeling deprived of delicious snack items, but that they are also eating healthy.
Many parents can opt also to become owners of a growing franchise and have fresh vending products available for their home use as well as an income source. Concerned parents, including the First Lady, Michelle Obama, are always looking for the best way to introduce healthy items in their kid’s diets without depriving them of a good tasty snack.