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American Children Going Hungry Because of Michelle Obama
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 24, 2012 @ 6:02 pm In The Point | 12 Comments
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.
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