Miami Girl Challenges Obama Girls in Lunch Food Fight

Cutie Jasmine Messiah is the new poster girl for a national campaign to get healthier public school lunches

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    Physicians Committee for Respons
    Jasmine Messiah wants more fruits and veggies, Mr. President, and that's final!

    It's not often you can challenge the President to a food fight and come away victorious. But when you are as cute as Jasmine Messiah, maybe you can get away with it.

    Messiah, 8, will soon have her face plastered all over the walls of Congress and around D.C. as the new poster child of a nationwide initiative to get healthier options in the public school cafeteria. She might even end up in the oval office or at the very least, the walls of the Obama girls' bedroom (right next to the Jonas Brothers autographed poster).

    On the poster, which touts the Reform the Child Nutrition Act, Messiah appears in a sassy pose next to a thought bubble that reads, "President Obama's daughters get healthy school lunches. Why don't I?" The only thing missing from the add is two finger snaps.

    To answer Messiah's question, she doesn't get the same lunches the Obama girls get because her daddy isn't the leader of the free world. We don't even get the lunches the Obama girls get. But the ad's point is that there aren't enough fruits and vegetables in the school system's food selection.

    Sasha and Malia Obama have a vegetarian selection in their private school in DC. In Miami-Dade schools, the vegetable selection boils down to french fries or ketchup. But that would change if Messiah has her way.

    Messiah will be a third grader at Ada Merritt K-8 Center and plans to push the delights of fruits and veggies on her friends at every turn, according to the Miami Herald.

    And Messiah is not alone in the healthy school lunch food fight. Celebrities Tobey Maguire and Montel Williams have also been lobbying Congress for a school lunch revolution.

    But to reach the president, you need a Messiah.