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Friday, September 28, 2012

Kids Revolt Against Michelle Obama's School Lunch Mandate With 'We Are Hungry' Video

By Susan Duclos

School kids are starting their own type of revolution aimed against Michelle Obama's 2010 health initiative which limits the amount of calories can provide with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The complaint from the kids is that the lunches are leaving them hungry.

[WATCH] We Are Hungry Paradoy

The video above was created by students and teachers from a high school in Kansas, but they are not the only ones joining this revolt against Michelle Obama's initiative.

In Pierre SD, kids are tossing more food away than they are eating.

"I know a lot of my friends who are just drinking a jug of milk for their lunch. And they are not getting a proper meal," middle school student Samantha Gortmaker said.

You can see from the garbage line, a lot of the healthy foods kids have to put on their plates aren't going in their stomachs. Some are concerned certain kids need more food than they're allowed to take under the new regulations.

It isn't only the children who are noticing the problems with Michelle Obama's initiative either:

Schools need to keep students below a certain calorie count depending on their age. Darrel Davis heads the school lunch program in Pierre.

"When they're running cross country and burning 3,000 calories a day, they need more energy.  They need more fuel," Darrel Davis said.

Davis says he doesn't have all the answers, but wants to see more flexibility.  Noem agrees. The Congresswoman says she's been fielding complaints from people across the state, including her own kids.

"With all these new requirements that are coming, the goals are great. We just really need the flexibility to really make them work," Noem said.

Other examples of the ramifications of Michelle Obama's policies comes in the form of starting their own black market at the Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical High School.

A new product has popped up on the city's black market and it's selling in an unexpected place: Greater New Bedford Vocational-Technical High School, which has become ground zero for a new underground economy based on trade in chocolate syrup.

Students said some of their peers are buying the contraband liquid for 50 cents and squeezing it into cartons of white milk to give it flavor. It's their way of coping with a ban on flavored milk — and a long list of other items — that took effect Aug. 1.
Then again, Michelle might have to be given credit for creating more future conservatives out these children as evidenced by 16 year old  Erik Cortez of New Bedford, who says "I get it, but why should they have the right to tell you what you can and can't eat?"

Why indeed... it used to be a parent's right to decide what their kids dietary needs are, Michelle has made it the governments.

 Moving right along to Great Falls, MT, we see kids eating their lunch then hopping over to McDonalds because they left hungry after Michelle's interference.

As he grabbed lunch before a road trip to Malta for a football game, junior Joey Kercher quickly ate two slices of pizza, grapes and milk.

Then he left the school cafeteria for McDonald’s and his second lunch.
School lunch “is not enough,” he said.

Thanks to new USDA rules, Kercher could have had however many servings of vegetables he wanted — though he skipped the first helping of cucumbers and salad offered, calling them “not appetizing” — but couldn’t have seconds on pizza.


Sharing his table, junior Michael Kraft said he goes home for lunch because the school’s offerings “don’t fill me up.”Sometimes he eats carrots, but generally he eats “whatever I can find” and skips the veggies.

Some smart school officials are simply ignoring portions of the new rules.

While his school in Sunburst has continued to add more fruits and vegetables, keeps a well-stocked salad bar, moved from 2-percent to 1-percent milk and added more whole grains, the school isn’t complying with portion or seconds rules on protiens, said Superintendent Tim Tharp of North Toole County High School.

Last week the school board officially decided to ignore certain components of the new food regulations.

“The kids would bring their own lunch or go to the grocery store for fried food, soda pop and chips,” he said.

Still more examples of the backfiring of Michelle sticking her nose into other people's business.

Taelynn Still Smoking, a Cut Bank middle schooler, remains miffed about the chicken nuggets, which she described as only four quarter-sized pieces.

Sharing her table, Falon BigSpring said more classmates are going to Subway, McDonald’s, Taco Johns and Latte Da for lunch.

 From one end of the country to the other, kids, teachers and food servers are saying that some kids needs more than others, some are more active, some only get their full amount of calories for the day at school and this program is leaving the children hungry.