Can You Write a Better Bedtime Story than the USDA?

Posted on April 12, 2014 1:12 pm

Liberty Island has a new story contest. Their previous one was “Can You Write Better Than Maureen Dowd?” (the answer is “Yes,” BTW). This one is in reaction to the USDA releasing a kids book to promote approved dietary standards, so now Liberty Island is accepting 400-1000 word stories in the form of federally approved children’s books. Sounds like fun; I might write one if I get some time.

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5 Responses to “Can You Write a Better Bedtime Story than the USDA?”

  1. jw says:

    yes, you should write one, so i can read one.

  2. Vaktatunnen says:

    Once upon a time there were people who ate nothing but healthy food. They died. That is all.
    The End

  3. Oppo says:

    SPOILER ALERT!

    The winning entry will contain the words. . .

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    “Your parent / caregiver and partner. . .”
    “peas (as President Obama so correctly pointed out) . . . ”
    “arugula (did you know President Obama also enjoys it?!) . . . ”
    “Don’t let your parents tell you otherwise!! That would make President Obama sad. Hey, here’s a fun idea ;) Just talk to President Obama at http://www.nsa.gov . . . “

  4. Burt says:

    FrankJ, in your story you might emphasize the new USDA guidelines for only cooking pork to 140 degrees…My own theory is that it is Agriculture’s assistance to HHS for a death panel thing… They’re trying to kill the bacon eaters.

  5. Maverick says:

    I’m working on an entry titled ‘The Little Engine That Relied On Massive Federal Subsidies’

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