"This is causing mental problems": Fox News host's crazy objection to school nutrition programs

A new policy restricts the amount of juice kids in NYC daycares can consume

Published March 25, 2015 7:45PM (EDT)

  (Fox News/"Outnumbered")
(Fox News/"Outnumbered")

On Wednesday's edition of Fox News' "Outnumbered," the gang discussed the New York City Board of Health's new mandate that 2-year-olds only consume four ounces of juice per day, and that kids in daycare have maximum 30 minutes a day of "sedentary time"-- or time with an iPad or other electronic device. The move follows a series of similar policies enforced across the country requiring school cafeteria's to make healthier options available in order to fight the obesity epidemic and promote healthy habits.

Bill O'Reilly, who was a guest on the show, actually supported the healthy guidelines, but only because he thinks "we have so many irresponsible parents."

"But the road to hell is often paved with good intentions, Bill," responded Andrea Tantaros. "I think they [the policies] 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 said. "We're raising a generation of people with eating disorders."

Watch the clip below, courtesy of Media Matters:

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