American Children Going Hungry Because of Michelle Obama

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


War is peace, slavery is freedom and the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010″ is actually the “Hungry, Hungry Kids Act of 2012″.

Children and parents across the country are fed up with the restrictive new school meal regulations implemented by the Department of Agriculture under the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” which has long been touted by first lady Michelle Obama.

“This year, we’ll be hungry by 2:00,” one student, Zach Eck, told KAKETV in Kansas. “We would eat our pencils at school if they had nutritional value.”

Forget, “Let Them Eat Cake”, now it’s, “Let Them Eat Pencils.”

Students at a local school are staging a lunch protest by bringing their own food. After a small beginning, the effort has snowballed into about half of the entire school. The students are ‘brown-bagging’ it in protest against new national school lunch guidelines.

“We’re getting fewer calories,” said 7th grader Cole Murray. “About 200-400 fewer calories and we think we don’t get enough food.”

And by the looks of it, many of Murray’s classmates agree with him. murray helped spearhead a protest of the new National School Lunch Program guidelines that include more servings of vegetables and fruits and only low fat or fat free milk. All high-percentage saturated fats and trans fats are being eliminated and the total calorie intake per tray has been reduced to 650.

“I hope other schools get involved in this and Michelle Obama will think twice about this and rethink this,” Murray explained. “We’re trying to get other schools involved and we’re sending letters to our state representatives.”

The principal at St. Mark’s, Craig Idacavage, worries it’s not enough food, too.

“They come to school at 8:30 and some of them have practice until close to 5:30,” Idacavage said, “and this could be the only meal they get, so it’s really tough.”

Other students say previous year’s lunch trays didn’t have enough food. Now, it’s even worse. Add to the fact that the lunch prices went up this year in order to offset the higher cost of these healthier meals.

“This year, we’ll be hungry by 2:00,” said 7th grader Zach Eck. “We would eat our pencils at school if they had nutritional value.”

This very neatly sums up the left’s program. You pay more, you get less and you’re told to like it. But it does look like this could lead to the rise of a junior Tea Party in America’s schools.

  • Jim_C

    Yeah, right.

    • Stephen_Brady

      "Yeah, right" that the kids are bringing their own lunches or "Yeah, right" that someone said something negative about Moochelle?

      • https://www.facebook.com/mark.crossland.52 Mark Crossland

        Well parents need to make sure they start out with a good breakfast. What does your child eat for breakfast? http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/Diet
        Read up before you negative comment…………1800cal for girls 2100cals for boys in a day…..14 to 18 years old. 850 for aschool lunch that means you add in a good breakfast and dinner and afew snacks? Feeding your kids junks makes them hungrier more. Parents time to be accountable.

        • Stephen_Brady

          My wife and I raised six children, and the four boys all served in the military, would be world-class athletes, if they were civilians. One of the girls is an RN, and the other is joining the Army, to become an MP, with a view towards police work.

          NOT ONCE did we allow therm to eat the trash the school systems serve. They all brownbagged are were better off, for it.

          I don't need to be lectured by anyone on raising kids, or what they should eat …

          • Anthony_Grubb

            I grew up with good school food–kindergarden all the way through college–but in my dismay saw the crap they were feeding my daughter the several times I visited (and ate it with her). It was truly deplorable! What a waste!! The thought of brown bagging it didn't cross our minds, but I became more understanding of why so much of the crap on her plate went straight into the trash–where it belonged. Schools need to be more careful about who they hire for cafeterias. They should only hire crews who care about what goes out on the plates and not just a bunch of careless slop sloppers.

          • Anthony_Grubb

            I should clarify, they allowed me to purchase a meal, too. No, I didn't eat her food ;-)

  • jose

    They are prepared to sacrifice your children to reach their goals. Second term prepare them for 'work shall set you free'. With saudi arabia succoming to the muslim brotherhood , American chirldren will be hard pressed to find food.

  • Uncle Samuel

    Actually, Barack Obama is also a culprit causing American Children to go hungry. His greedy socialist/marxist, idiotic and partisan policies have put millions out of work.

  • Gall-fighter

    Wait a minute, the Right is protesting against SUBSIDIZED lunches not satisfying the poor wibble children's needs? I brought my lunch to school when my family was too broke to give me money to buy it, which was like almost every day for 13 years! I got a paper route and washed dishes to buy my own lunch.What a bunch of wimps these kids are — shut up and eat your free food! That's what they're complaining about? what a bunch of spoiled brats! And for FPM to coddle a bunch of government subsidized whiners like this just shows how hypocritical the Right has become. If you really hate all this government intrusion stop taking stuff the taxpayers paid for!