Greg Beato on How Michelle Obama Helped Kill the King-Sized Snickers Bar


Mars Inc., the manufacturer of Snickers, is phasing out chocolate products that exceed 250 calories per portion as part of an agreement with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). Founded in 2010 in conjunction with the Let's Move! program, First Lady Michelle Obama's government initiative aimed at shaping up the nation's youth, PHA has a mandate to "monitor and publicly report on the progress" of partners such as Mars and, more generally, to "make the healthy choice the easy choice." Call it "yes, we can't!" progressivism, observes Greg Beato. Under the mantle of "choice," Mars and the PHA are eliminating consumer options.