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Group uses Hawaiian plate lunch to criticize Michelle Obama

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A group opposing President Obama's reelection is scrutinizing Michelle Obama's support of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act by using a photo of a Hawaiian plate lunch.

'Christians against Obama's re-election' posted a photo of Squid Luau, Lomi Salmon, Laulau and Poi on its Facebook page.

The post says, "Michele's school lunch special #2! and here we were thinking our children were just being picky. no wonder why our children are coming home starved! who would want to eat that?"

The healthier meal requirements are a key component of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act , which was championed by First Lady Michelle Obama this year as part of her Let's Move! campaign and signed into law by President Obama.

The intent of the program  is to reduce childhood obesity by requiring the meals to include more fresh fruits, vegetables and less protein and grains. Critics of the new program say the meals leave too many kids without enough to eat.

As of this writing, 2,198 comments have been posted. It's been shared more than 600 times.

Wendy McNeill says, "Amazing that alot of people are so close minded...obviously most people who left a negative comment about this post, hasn't stepped out of their cultural background!" Joana Souza posted,"…This photo is a LIE and the comments are ignorant. This is traditional Hawaiian food. This is a typical plate that would be served at a Hawaiian luau and is not cheap!" 

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