A GOP measure to add white potatoes to the list of foods low-income women can buy using poverty benefits would increase childhood obesity, says First Lady Michelle Obama.
In an op-ed in the New York Times today, Obama accused Congress of attempting 'to undo so much of what we’ve accomplished on behalf of our children.'
She specifically used a House Republican effort to reform the Women, Infants and Children program as proof positive that Congress is trying to 'override science.'
'Now, there is nothing wrong with potatoes,' Obama wrote. 'The problem is that many women and children already consume enough potatoes and not enough of the nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables they need.'