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I m soooo HUNGRY

Ankeny, IA

#1 Sep 25, 2012
(Jonathon M. Seidl)-- On Monday night, several stories popped up regarding students revolting against Michelle Obama’s new “healthy” school lunch mandates that restrict the amount of calories schools can serve. And while there are plenty of facts, information, and even interviews, nothing captures the heart of the story as much as a viral video made by a small group of high school kids mocking the program. So who are these kids and what sparked the video? We went digging and found out.
http://www.twincitiesnewstalk.com/cc-common/n...
Must stop the HUNGER

Ankeny, IA

#2 Sep 25, 2012
•New lunch guidelines passed in 2010 as part of Michelle Obama’s health initiative (the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act) limit the amount of calories school lunches can provide.
•The number, 850, is forcing many to go hungry, as the restrictions don’t account for active vs. inactive students or boys vs. girls.
•One group of teens (with the help of teachers) in Kansas created a video mocking the restrictions called “We Are Hungry” and it’s gone viral.
•Some Republican lawmakers are trying to get the calorie limits repealed.
satiable Hunger

Ankeny, IA

#3 Sep 25, 2012
compilation of stories framing the issue

In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.

Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down. Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt.

“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 told Keloland.com .

Despite the fact that the new regulations have increased the cost of a lunch 20 to 25 cents per plate, it’s not pleasing students.

Some are throwing away their vegetables while others are adapting to the rules by becoming industrious. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, students have created a black market – for chocolate syrup. The kiddie capitalists are smuggling in bottles of it and selling it by the squeeze, according to SouthCoastToday.com .

Daily Mail:

High schools are now forbidden from giving pupils more than 850 calories for their lunch – even if they are fast-growing teenagers or even student athletes.

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Now that the rules have come into effect for the new school year, many are concerned that some adolescents are being denied the quantities of food they need.

Student athletes can burn through as many as 5,000 calories a day – but they are still entitled to no more than 850 calories for their lunch.

Even though recommended calorie intake is different for males and females, the restrictions are the same for both boys and girls.

Great Falls Tribune:

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.

‘Fabulous … but‘

Lofty goals of improving youth eating habits and hard realities of hungry students are colliding in school cafeterias across the state. In Cut Bank, less than half as many students as last year at this time eat school lunch, from an average of 110 to 48.

New USDA school lunch guidelines, part of President Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, require doubling the servings of fruits and vegetables, with less sodium and fat and no meat for breakfast. The rules limit calories, so as First Lady Michelle Obama has said, school lunches don’t undo parents’ efforts to ensure their children eat healthy meals.

The problem, however, is in the limit of protein — meats, cheese, sour cream, yogurt (but not milk)— and grains to 2 ounces each for young children and 3 ounces for high schoolers. The new rules set the minimum at only 1 oz. of protein per meal, said Salley Young, a Montana School Nutrition Association executive board member and food service manager at Greenfield Elementary School.

In rural communities, some students get on the bus at 7:15 a.m., have school all day and then participate in activities in the evening, pushing dinner time to 8 p.m. or later, meaning they need more food than the minimums set, she said.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/we-are-hungry...
MUST FEED

Ankeny, IA

#4 Sep 25, 2012
And now many are revolting against the system — even the teachers.

Some legislators are trying to get involved. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Republican from Kansas, is working with Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to repeal the calorie limits in the new lunch legislation adopted in 2010.

“If every member of Congress would actually go into a school cafeteria and take a look at the trash can, they’d see that what sounds good on paper doesn’t always work out like you think,” he told the Star.

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Cannibal

Ankeny, IA

#5 Sep 25, 2012
Soylent or some other garbage a democrat dream we eat dead people and live in a leftist Utopia. Is this the first step, small semmingly insignificant but much larger than one can believe. I don't think so but an interesting observation
DSM Local

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Sep 25, 2012
Are you having fun talking nonsense to yourself?

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#7 Sep 25, 2012
The fix is easy, just mandate that Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch across the country gets the exact same lunch that is served in schools daily.

This should be rectified in about 15 minutes, right after lunch.
DSM Local

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Sep 25, 2012
Jeff T in MPLS wrote:
The fix is easy, just mandate that Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch across the country gets the exact same lunch that is served in schools daily.
This should be rectified in about 15 minutes, right after lunch.
Following the same logic, the public should get the same health insurance for life that Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch get.

Deal?
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#9 Sep 25, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
<quoted text>
Following the same logic, the public should get the same health insurance for life that Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch get.
Deal?
What does that have to do with this?

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Sep 25, 2012
I expect to hear of more and more kids with this new ruling will be splitting for the nearest fast food joint.
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and will not matter if those kids have a car or not.
Bus Driver

United States

#11 Sep 25, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
Are you having fun talking nonsense to yourself?
Not funnys!!! Plentys peoples hungry ALL time!! Go aways kid. You mom is calling for garbages outsides now!! Go aways spams!!!

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Sep 25, 2012
folks. when I went to my senior high school. at that time there was a fast food joint only about 2 blocks from the school. the kids at my school, me included, would head to it for lunch at times.
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many fast food places are close to schools if you didn't realize it. they found it profitable to be near schools. as in school events like basketball games.
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and unless the school is locked during school hours. how are they going to stop kids from leaving if they wish to eat out? they can not.
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even my school learned that. heck, even my junior high is not far from a fast food place.
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queen obama has again royally screwed up. limits on how many calories a kid can have. as well as making kids take fruit.
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also, that fruit ruling can backfire on folks. since there are folks allergic to fruit. and forcing them to take what they are allergic to.......

Since: Sep 11

Champlin, MN

#13 Sep 25, 2012
DSM Local wrote:
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Following the same logic, the public should get the same health insurance for life that Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch get.
Deal?
Good deal.
Better deal; executive, judicial and legislative branch get rid odf their cushy health care for life and use Obamacare instead. If it's good enough for the "little people", it should be good enough for them. R's and D's alike. Once they set this fine example we can move on to the rest of the federal employees.
Hunger Pains

Ankeny, IA

#14 Sep 25, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
I expect to hear of more and more kids with this new ruling will be splitting for the nearest fast food joint.
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and will not matter if those kids have a car or not.
And why not after they have their vegetable (aka pizza slice) they will want some real food. How much kids eat or dont is up to their parents, after they could just start supplementing school lunch with their own food, unless they're the poor. Dang can they pay for a second school lunch with their parents EBT card then, an exemption to the rules then?
GettingProtein from Boxes

Ankeny, IA

#15 Sep 25, 2012
Jeff T in MPLS wrote:
The fix is easy, just mandate that Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch across the country gets the exact same lunch that is served in schools daily.
This should be rectified in about 15 minutes, right after lunch.
Ha! How will the liberals maintain their waistline then?
midnight munchies

Ankeny, IA

#16 Sep 25, 2012
now that I'm away from the goverment I can EAT, YES!

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Sep 25, 2012
Hunger Pains wrote:
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And why not after they have their vegetable (aka pizza slice) they will want some real food. How much kids eat or dont is up to their parents, after they could just start supplementing school lunch with their own food, unless they're the poor. Dang can they pay for a second school lunch with their parents EBT card then, an exemption to the rules then?
pizzas are being removed in various menus as being too much of a junk food. take a look at the menus the various schools post online. rare to see pizzas on the menus.
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and some schools have been known to take away foods that some kids bring for various reasons. be it not nutritious enough, has a allergen in it, etc....
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http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/state-inspector... A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her home-made lunch did not meet nutrition requirements. In fact, all of the students in the NC Pre-K program classroom at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford had to accept a school lunch in addition to their lunches brought from home.
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http://now.msn.com/jenkins-clifton-jones-stud... Who knew the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich could provoke such controversy? Jenkins Clifton-Jones, a student at a school in Viola, Ark., had his homemade PB&J confiscated in accordance with the school's ban on peanut products.
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and many schools are using a prepaid system. where the parents have to pay in money ahead of time. and the kid uses a personal pin code when they buy the lunch. like at my daughter's school. even if the kid is on the low income plan. if they buy a second lunch. they have to pay full amount for the food. as in what higher income kids are being charged.
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by the way, if a kid did have their parent's ebt card for those on that program. and not every low income person is. not only would they need their parent's permission. but the parent would have to inform the school as well on it. as well as get the school's permission to use it as well.
Seattle Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Sep 25, 2012
Strangely, poor kids subsist on fewer calories, yet your "concern" is getting normal and abnormally fat kids....fast food ??? Really sad, are you inbreed with consistent ???

Since: Apr 12

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Sep 25, 2012
Seattle Slew wrote:
Really sad, are you inbreed with consistent ???
You wanna try this sentence again?
midnight munchies

Ankeny, IA

#20 Sep 25, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
<quoted text>
pizzas are being removed in various menus as being too much of a junk food. take a look at the menus the various schools post online. rare to see pizzas on the menus.
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and some schools have been known to take away foods that some kids bring for various reasons. be it not nutritious enough, has a allergen in it, etc....
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http://www.nccivitas.org/2012/state-inspector... A mother in Hoke County complains her daughter was forced to eat a school lunch because a government inspector determined her home-made lunch did not meet nutrition requirements. In fact, all of the students in the NC Pre-K program classroom at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford had to accept a school lunch in addition to their lunches brought from home.
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http://now.msn.com/jenkins-clifton-jones-stud... Who knew the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich could provoke such controversy? Jenkins Clifton-Jones, a student at a school in Viola, Ark., had his homemade PB&J confiscated in accordance with the school's ban on peanut products.
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and many schools are using a prepaid system. where the parents have to pay in money ahead of time. and the kid uses a personal pin code when they buy the lunch. like at my daughter's school. even if the kid is on the low income plan. if they buy a second lunch. they have to pay full amount for the food. as in what higher income kids are being charged.
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by the way, if a kid did have their parent's ebt card for those on that program. and not every low income person is. not only would they need their parent's permission. but the parent would have to inform the school as well on it. as well as get the school's permission to use it as well.
I'm reading through the full articles, thanks for the links
I'll give a real response in a bit

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