Skip to comments.N.J. High School Students Planning Cafeteria Boycott To Protest Obama Guidelines
Posted on 09/29/2012 8:07:56 PM PDT by kingattax
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.
take the poll
If you’re feeling hungry, after you eat, you’ve been eating too many carbs.
How much do you want to bet that the dietary guidelines include lots of processed carbs, lots of processed vegetable oils, and next to no healthy animal fats?
Wait until you pay the bill for your parents government...
Once they control this they will move on to something more.
Hey kids, just wait til Obamacare takes effect, you ain’t seen nothing yet as far as Govt control is concerned.
Sadly, that Photoshop is perfect.
That was photoshopped?
Michelle told us that we were going to have to get used to “change.”
Check out the forehead...Michelle la Belle Antoinette definitely going Klingon...
Someone photo shop a Klingon Battle Sword ....as the two handed stance looks about right.
As a man, it has been my observation, when at an eating establishment and being dished up your food by a woman who has been a mother, she loads it up because she understands the 2nd best way to a man’s heart. Funny, Ms. Obama doesn’t seem to have that natural mothering desire.
Why would local school district lunch menus be constrained by federal guidelines? Is that blackmail, extortion, or some other nefarious sounding criminal enterprise?
We are what we eat and we can't have fat, unhealthy citizens using up world resources, being unproductive and getting sick, which can only drive up health care costs.
Next citizens will be required to do morning exercises to help us all keep fit and trim!
Giant screens will be set up with Michelle training us each day in a massive national work out session.
Brown bagging is forbidden?
I have zero sympathy for parents who warehouse their children in these prisons. 30 years ago, you could be forgiven. Now, we all know better. Rotten lunches are not the issue.
Michelle has her own version of reparations... takes the food off the children’s plates and slaps another slab of ribs on to hers...
All the money filters through the Federal Government and comes bad smaller and with strings attached.
Right, so that’s extortion, correct?
Romney should talk about this at his rallies. Liberals do not want to give up the fat and the sugar! And neither do I!
Yes. The concept is called “a compelling government interest”. Post Obamacare there will be a compelling government interest in almost every aspect of our lives.
If youre feeling hungry, after you eat, youve been eating too many carbs.
Or you might just be a teenage boy.
No. Extortion is ‘’pay up or else’’. This is more like a’ kick back’’.
I see this as “you follow our rules” or “you don’t get dollars”. Isn’t that extortion?
This sounds like a prison protest...The inmates of an police state institution making demands on their keepers. Are we in America still? Why are people puting their children in police state custody and calling it school?
It's the dark side and two very evil words: Federal funds
The new guidelines are LOW FAT. The protein portions are insanely low for growing males.
When I was a young mom, my son’s doctor told me that he’d found something that was an effective ‘cure’ for boys with ADD.
He said that young males (around age 7-9) became naturally more active for a few years in order to thicken bone and build muscle in preparation for their teenage growth spurt.
He said that it felt like an all-over need to ‘stretch’ that never went away. The only thing that relieved that feeling was movement.
He started having moms send their boys out for a run, jumping jacks, pushups, etc for 20-30 minutes before school. He also recommended a diet high in protein, calcium and magnesium to promote muscle and bone growth.
I did this with my son while he was homeschooling. During the day, I’d notice him squirming and losing concentration and I’d send him out to run laps around the building. (Always a fun, positive thing. Not punitive at all.)
After I did this, it went from a four hour battle of wills to get him to do his math to 30-60 minutes of getting it done and moving on.
That’s exactly right. I don’t have a problem with what these kids are doing, but their efforts would probably be better directed elsewhere — like having that school lunch program shut down entirely.
Now that I think about it, you’re right. It’s a kick-back. If anyone is getting extorted, it’s the taxpayer...
Classic extortion : “Nice place ya got here pal. Be a shame if it burnt down now, wouldn’t ya say? I want 500 a week or it does and you with it, get me?’’