Skip to comments.N.J. High School Students Planning Cafeteria Boycott To Protest Obama Guidelines
Posted on 09/28/2012 10:11:17 AM PDT by fungoking
N.J. High School Students Planning Cafeteria Boycott To Protest Obama Guidelines Parsippany Hills Students Ask, Why Should We Pay For The Obese's Problems? Students at Parsippany Hills High School held a strategy session on Thursday to discuss a potential lunch strike, on Friday, over what they have called inadequately sized meals.
This year youre eating lunch and youre like Did I even eat? Youre not even full, senior Brandon Faris told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis.
New federal guidelines stemming from first lady Michelle Obamas Lets Move campaign have resulted in limits on protein and bread, and an increase in vegetables and fruits. The changes have also come at an increased cost.
All of it has also sparked a student campaign that has included online parody videos of students falling sleep in class and performing sluggishly in sports.
They hope to further their efforts with a cafeteria boycott that will cost the school money, and students like Faris said they want to know why they are paying the price for other peoples problems.
If somebodys obese why should someone like me whos not obese have to suffer, and eat a small meal when Id rather have a bigger meal? he said.
Members of the food service industry told CBS 2 that new federal guidelines have caused a significant shift in portion size.
Theres a lot less turkey on the sandwich, theres 33 percent less turkey and the size of the bread has been reduced by a third, explained Mark Vidovich, who runs Pomptonian Food Service.
The changes have caused some parents to step in and subsidize the small school lunches with brown bag meals from home.
I certainly dont want him to feel hungry, said Kelly Caccavele, a parent of a Parsippany Hills student.
Because that's how liberals think.
Kids wear these shirts...NO GREASE NO PEASE!
Bless your heart, Brandon. You must go hungry because some other kid eats junk food at home and is fat.
Of course, he will throw away his lunch of twigs and berries and head for the nearest fast food joint on the way home, while you are starving at football practice, but The Worst First Lady has decreed that this is good for all of you.
Another demographic that Obummer has ticked off and YET, he’s running away with the election (lies, all lies)...
did you see the protest music video??
International Aid Delivered to US Schools
Kids Protest Music Video
Before they reach voting age, maybe, just maybe these kids will learn the harsh lesson that elections have consequences.
Any bets on how quickly the MSM finds a way to demonize these kids as rich racists?
Those kids should just quit whining and bring their lunch from home.
Now, I'll gain 2 lbs just by looking at a pizza.
Growing teenagers need more calories to keep up with their metabolism at that point. No wondering they feel like they're starving. They are! So much for the party of compassion.
Michelle Obama is trying to starve kids!
My favorite comment from the site so far in response to a comment about food stamp recipients being quite plump: Citizen60: Simply have the food stamp be in the value of Calories versus a dollar amount. If high school lunch programs can have their caloric intake reduced to 700 calories. So can food stamp recipients. Although she doesn’t look like someone whose hunger could be satisfied with just 700 calories.
It appears his philosophy is still a favorite in the White House.
Feed the Obama’s that crap.Maybe Michelle will lose a bit of bulk from that backside of hers.
When the wookiee was in school ,did she steal kids lunch money,if she did she’s still at it
LOL! There may be hope yet!
I just want to know how the FedGuv can screw with food portions of school lunches and not Food Stamps?
the major problem with teen obesity is what they do, or don't do....not what they eat. They get home from school and go to their room where they are on the computer, kindle, phone X-box, whatever. If their parents would shut all that stuff until after the supper hour, and kick junior out of the house to either do some yard work or become active in sports, obesity would decline dramatically.
Not all kids get free or reduced price lunch.
and if you don't like what she school is serving, get up 5 minutes earlier and make your own (expletive deleted) lunch.
My daughter does exactly that if she doesn't like what is on the menu on any given day.
We live in a nation of fatties, and today's chubby kid is tomorrow's diabetic, and that is a serious problem...
Not every kid is "chubby" and growing teens, especially athletes, need more caloric intake than what is being dictated here.
So far there haven't been many complaints, according to my daughter, and in fact she says the food in the high school cafeteria is actually better than what she had in the middle school last year.