Fox News host Andrea Tantaros warned on Wednesday that healthier school food was already “causing mental problems” for students.
In a Tuesday report, WCBS pointed out that new rules from the New York City Board of Health reduced the amount of juice a 2 year old could have at day care to 4 ounces a day. The old rules followed American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines of 6 ounces per day, but officials wanted to leave some wiggle room for children who consumed juice outside of school.
On Wednesday, Fox News host Harris Faulkner accused the Board of Health of being “the food police.”
But Bill O’Reilly, who was appearing as a guest on Outnumbered, argued that some amount of “social engineering” was necessary with school food because many parents “don’t care what their children do, don’t care how they eat, don’t care how they behave, how they speak, what they learn.”
“It is nanny state-ish,” O’Reilly agreed. “But it’s necessary because we have so many irresponsible parents.”
“But the road to hell is often paved with good intentions, Bill,” Tantaros opined. “I think they are well intentioned. They want to get kids healthy, but we’re hearing reports of kids being hungry at the school, that this is causing mental problems.”
“I mean, I’m flashing back to the days when we had the presidential fitness award and they would weigh us all in school,” she continued. “It’s pretty traumatizing, especially if you’re the fat kid.”
O’Reilly said that he disagreed with weighing children, but that “developing a curriculum that’s active” and providing “balanced” food choices made sense.
“But we’re raising a generation of people with eating disorders,” Tantaros shot back. “It’s absolutely true, it’s been documented. It’s this hyper-focus on everything we eat.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Outnumbered, broadcast March 25, 2015.
(h/t: Media Matters)
Gov. Ron DeSantis still won’t reveal true COID-19 data — so things are probably much worse
Florida reached 213,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to encourage the state to reopen at all costs.
According to CNN's Randi Kaye, the numbers spell "trouble" for the state as it's GOP leaders are opting for a simplistic approach to reopening.
Just in the last 24 hours, they have had more than 1,600 people hospitalized for COVID," she cited. "In the last two weeks, the hospitalization haves gone up 90 percent. The ICU bed demand has gone up 86 percent, and the ventilator usage has gone up 127 percent. The governor is saying he's sending 100 nurses and 47 beds to Jackson Health because they need it so much. But at last check, we've noted that about 56 hospitals around the state have run out of ICU beds, which means they have no space for anyone who needs an ICU bed. This is really critical for Miami-Dade because they make up the 24 percent of the cases throughout the state, so they really need those hospital beds."
‘When the Supreme Court hands down the decision about Trump’s taxes – read page 185’: Maddow says of new book
The country is awaiting the ruling on whether President Donald Trump must disclose his financial information as part of New York investigations into fraud. In her Tuesday show, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow explained that she has been through Trump's niece's book from cover to cover and encouraged people to look at page 185, where Mary Trump details how she ended up speaking to the New York Times about the financial records of Trump and his father.
According to the story, Times reporter Suzanne Craig appeared at Mary Trump's door asking about the information. Mary explained that she didn't have any of the documents, but Craig suggested that their lawyer might.
Trump threatened to disown Don Jr if he joined the military: report
On MSNBC Tuesday, Rachel Maddow reported that Mary Trump's upcoming tell-all book claims that President Donald Trump threatened to disown his eldest son if he joined the military.
"Our Uncle Rob, Robert Trump, the president's younger brother, told us, quote, 'any of them could be disowned at any time,'" said Maddow. "'Donny' — meaning Donald Trump Jr. — 'was going to join the Army or some bullsh*t like that, and Donald and Ivana told him if he did, they'd disown him in a second.'"
"The president threatening to disown his son if he joined the military," added Maddow. "Casts a shadow, looms a little bit over what we understand about his bizarre relationship with the military and his perception of their — their role in his administration."