First Nanny Michelle Obama wanted to create an “infographic” to illustrate how the so-called obesity ‘epidemic’ is striking-down American children, so she sponsored a contest in June through her “Let’s Move” crusade. The results are in, and one lucky youngster took the grand prize by citing information created by individuals and organizations that are more concerned about defeating capitalism than curbing obesity.
First, let’s take a look at the requirements for contestants in the anti-obesity propaganda creation contest:
The idea is to create an infographic that shows the current state of children’s health, and that illustrates some avenue to combat the epidemic, including: getting children a healthy start on life; empowering parents and caregivers; providing healthy food in schools; improving access to healthy, affordable food; and getting children more physically active.
Now, take a few moments to examine the submission that won Jenn Cash “Best Overall Infographic” design:
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According to Good.is, the website partnering with the “Let’s Move” campaign in sponsoring the contest, “Cash’s time line showing the rise of childhood obesity compared to the growing amount of food we eat and TV we watch is a sobering reminder of what we need to do to make our children healthier. It’s incredibly well-sourced and well-illustrated and takes home our top prize.”
The Nanny State Liberation Front was curious to explore the links to sources displayed below Cash’s artwork to see just how “incredibly well-sourced” she is, and, if anything, we learned that she’s an incredibly creative young lady.
Cash cites 20 informational sources for the data depicted on her graph, including, of course, the “Let’s Move” website, as well as university studies and federal health reports. At least that information can be passed-off to the masses as coming from reputable sources with an ounce of credibility.
However, Cash also includes much less reputable and highly questionable sources that, upon closer inspection, reveal agendas that are remotely linked to curbing obesity and more aligned with promoting lifestyle behavior modification, as well as the anti-capitalist and anti-corporate agendas of individuals and organizations (something that Cash probably didn’t bother investigating or intentionally disregarded):
KillerCoke.org – A front group for union labor organizations and ‘progressive’ domestic and international organizations with anti-capitalist and anti-corporate agendas.
Wikipedia.org – That bastion of ‘truth’ and ‘knowledge’ where everything is factual until someone tries to disprove or discredit it — if allowed by the administrators who, of course, are unbiased and non-partisan. Cash relies heavily on the ‘truth tellers’ writing freely here for her artistic inspiration.
Michael Pollan – A darling of the State-Run Media and anti-obesity crusade, Pollan is a food writer and journalism professor at the University of California at Berkeley. He begins his book, In Defense of Food, by instructing readers, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Pollan’s critics warn unassuming readers of his agenda-driven rants, “He typically counsels readers to make their food decisions based on politics—not on what their bodies need.”
Becky Robbins – A self-described mother of two young children who likes to write in her free time. She is also “a customer service and sales representative,” but feels qualified to lecture readers about what she defines as healthy eating in her home and your own.
James Rada, Jr. – He likes to write “historical novels” that have nothing to do with health or obesity-related issues, but he did submit an article to eHow.com about the evils of high fructose corn syrup produced by ‘Big Corn’ and peddled by corporate food processors, so that must make him a nutrition expert, food scientist and economist.
Tracy Fernandez Rysavy – She’s a crunchy granola-eating, tree-hugging eco-activist and editor of Co-op America, “a national nonprofit helping people use their economic power for a more socially just and environmentally sustainable society.” She also has a vendetta against the Coca-Cola Company, calling its capitalist global operation a “sinister” cancer-causing menace to society.
Eric Schlosser – Author of the bestseller Fast Food Nation, he “was smart enough to know that a study of the intricacies of the ‘fast food’ industry would not appeal to most book-buyers. So instead of presenting an objective investigation of this major industry, or giving a fair shake to companies like McDonald’s (which offers one in 15 Americans entrée into the workforce), Schlosser used ‘fast food’ as the basis for a rhetorical assault on capitalism.” (Source: ConsumerFreedom.com)
Guadalupe Ayala, PhD – If you want to find cancer-causing agents in food sources, she’s your goto girl. She’s also working with the Cancer Center at the University of California at San Diego to “promote home and environmental change to prevent childhood obesity.” Knock-knock! Guadalupe doesn’t think your home is fit to raise your child.
30 Project – Another anti-capitalist, anti-corporate organization that has an axe to grind with the food and beverage industry, but this one wants to put us in a time machine and return to a magical time when people foraged for nuts and berries in the forest as opposed to shopping in grocery stores for “cheap processed foods.”
Cash’s research for her award-winning anti-obesity propaganda poster impressed likeminded judges, but the greatest impression could be that made on school children across America who will undoubtedly find her artwork hanging in their classrooms, cafeterias and gymnasiums.
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