Kansas students' parody of the new national school lunch policy....

  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16311

    Sep 29, 2012 2:32 PM GMT
    I heard about this about 10 days ago. The kids at Sharon Springs (Wallace County, KS) came up with this (I've been at the high school with clients in the past). Basically a humorus protest.

    A parody on the national school lunch policy mandated by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which humorously shows the results of the limitations in carbohydrates and proteins.

    Pretty funny, but I think listening to it would get old pretty fast...LOL


  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 2:36 PM GMT


    Rofl! Bostonsam thought it was real and used it here:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2690681

    icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif




  • HndsmKansan

    Posts: 16311

    Sep 29, 2012 2:47 PM GMT
    Thats pretty funny... I'm sure the Wallace county kids would be happy they were taken seriously!
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

    Posts: 3755

    Sep 29, 2012 4:02 PM GMT
    Although it is sorta funny. It does make a point.
    I just finished high school and the food they served us is supposed to be healthy yet all of it is like nonfat, low sodium, reduced calorie.... All to the point where it has to all be fake and ultraprocessed.
    Also have you heard that a new policy might ban milk in schools because its possibly "the leading cause of obesity" In schools.

    But I never ate at school, I brought my own lunch. Healthier and I get more calories.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 4:19 PM GMT
    From what I heard, it was not a humorous protest, but a real protest, and the food guru who works with the program told parents to send their kids to school with snacks.

    Anybody hear what I heard?
  • thadjock

    Posts: 2183

    Sep 29, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    mileshelvetica saidFrom what I heard, it was not a humorous protest, but a real protest, and the food guru who works with the program told parents to send their kids to school with snacks.

    Anybody hear what I heard?


    yeah the kids may have been goofing around but the protest against gov't mandated changes in school lunch is real. and has been politicized and rejected by the right wing for a while now, with the "we don't want the gov't telling us what to eat" mantra.

    It would make sense that in a red state as red as kansas, that the kids might parrot the parents resentment against anything the Obama administration would champion. staunch objections have been presented to the school board, so it's difficult to say this video is pure "onion" type satire. Though some might want to play it off as that, to make these future tea-baggers of american look more cool than they intended.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    Jon Stewart and the Daily Show team did their typically excellent job of putting some critical thinking skills into the politicizing of the issue last week:

    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-september-27-2012/starved-by-the-bell---kids-protest-school-lunch-calorie-limits

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    The school lunch program is a joke. Eating less is not going to help fight obesity, eating healthier will be but our school funding is strapped and can't afford it.
  • sage_fire01

    Posts: 15

    Sep 29, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    It's interesting that they point out that on Average the dietary recommendations are 2000-2500 calories, and they are protesting that the school lunch should be around 750-800 or so... that is one meal. you are suppose to have 3. no one is starving... this is just ridiculous!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    sage_fire01 saidIt's interesting that they point out that on Average the dietary recommendations are 2000-2500 calories, and they are protesting that the school lunch should be around 750-800 or so... that is one meal. you are suppose to have 3. no one is starving... this is just ridiculous!


    No it really is not. Many underprivileged students only meal is at lunch time. School provides a way to give these children a healthy balanced meal that their parents can't give them and we are failing to do so.

  • metatextual

    Posts: 774

    Sep 29, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    msuNtx said
    sage_fire01 saidIt's interesting that they point out that on Average the dietary recommendations are 2000-2500 calories, and they are protesting that the school lunch should be around 750-800 or so... that is one meal. you are suppose to have 3. no one is starving... this is just ridiculous!


    No it really is not. Many underprivileged students only meal is at lunch time. School provides a way to give these children a healthy balanced meal that their parents can't give them and we are failing to do so.



    In Canada, you have to pay for your own lunch or bring one from home, so I don't know why you communists in America are complaining...icon_razz.gif

    But seriously, many kids are throwing out their lunches half-eaten in protest, while those underprivileged kids go hungry.
  • thadjock

    Posts: 2183

    Sep 29, 2012 5:42 PM GMT
    msuNtx said
    sage_fire01 saidIt's interesting that they point out that on Average the dietary recommendations are 2000-2500 calories, and they are protesting that the school lunch should be around 750-800 or so... that is one meal. you are suppose to have 3. no one is starving... this is just ridiculous!


    No it really is not. Many underprivileged students only meal is at lunch time. School provides a way to give these children a healthy balanced meal that their parents can't give them and we are failing to do so.



    1) not sure about nation wide but most schools here do breakfast for kids that qualify, too many kids were getting to school without anything to eat in the mornings.

    2) i believe the calorie count for the "healthy" lunch is actually higher than the old menu used to allow, it's just weighted more heavily with fruits and veg, instead of greasy frozen pizza and cookies.

    3) what the kids are experiencing isn't hunger it's toxic food withdrawl. Like any addict getting clean, give them 6 mos and they'll feel great.
  • thadjock

    Posts: 2183

    Sep 29, 2012 5:47 PM GMT
    metatextual said
    In Canada, you have to pay for your own lunch or bring one from home, so I don't know why you communists in America are complaining...icon_razz.gif

    But seriously, many kids are throwing out their lunches half-eaten in protest, while those underprivileged kids go hungry.


    most kids in the US pay for the school lunch too, that's why there's all the bitching,

    only kids who's family income meets a minimal threshold get it free, and i'm pretty sure very few of those kids are throwing out their food, as it may be all they get.

  • sage_fire01

    Posts: 15

    Sep 29, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    msuNtx said
    sage_fire01 saidIt's interesting that they point out that on Average the dietary recommendations are 2000-2500 calories, and they are protesting that the school lunch should be around 750-800 or so... that is one meal. you are suppose to have 3. no one is starving... this is just ridiculous!


    No it really is not. Many underprivileged students only meal is at lunch time. School provides a way to give these children a healthy balanced meal that their parents can't give them and we are failing to do so.



    1) not sure about nation wide but most schools here do breakfast for kids that qualify, too many kids were getting to school without anything to eat in the mornings.

    2) i believe the calorie count for the "healthy" lunch is actually higher than the old menu used to allow, it's just weighted more heavily with fruits and veg, instead of greasy frozen pizza and cookies.

    3) what the kids are experiencing isn't hunger it's toxic food withdrawl. Like any addict getting clean, give them 6 mos and they'll feel great.


    You are right, there are underprivileged kids, I was one of them back in the day of my school years, I had free breakfast and lunch. Even during summer there were special programs that provided meals for kids at parks and schools ( I grew up in Long Beach, CA). And I suppose I should have been more specific. The protest is ridiculous because the message sent by the Teacher who wrote it, is that kids should be allowed all this junk food, instead of something that would maintain healthy energy levels. And in all honesty as John Stwart put it, it's not about the food, it's about Michelle Obama. This is the second time I have seen adults use children for THEIR political views. in Cali as a latino I went through the whole Prop 187 debacle, and I still remember the commercials used to push for the passing of the law and the child actors they used as props for their message.

    So in the end that is what I hate about the video, just another adult using young impressionable minds...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    Yes, the wisdom of our youth. Of course they should be trusted with their own upbringing.

    I'm sorry, but this is a bullshit protest. I've been hearing about Fox News's issue with carrots for almost a year now. Twenty-nine dollars of food stamps per week can't be used at McDonald's...that would be an outrageous misuse of MY hard-earned tax dollars...but healthy food for kids (with my tax dollars) is GOVERNMENT INTRUSION. Dear lord, why don't their heads explode.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    The irony is the kids in the vids are mostly fat. Looks like they are on the Coke and Chips diet. Eating less coke and pasta does not fix anything.
  • sage_fire01

    Posts: 15

    Sep 29, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    [quote]


    In Canada, you have to pay for your own lunch or bring one from home, so I don't know why you communists in America are complaining...icon_razz.gif

    But seriously, many kids are throwing out their lunches half-eaten in protest, while those underprivileged kids go hungry.[/quote]

    Some kids get free lunches,because of the poverty threshold. My sister who is 12 now has not had a free lunch in her life. I did as a kid, we were poor, now my family has been better off. Trust me when I say she does not waste anything, nor should she. And those underprivileged kids you speak of, would not throw away their meal, knowing that it might be their only one.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    msuNtx saidThe school lunch program is a joke. Eating less is not going to help fight obesity, eating healthier will be but our school funding is strapped and can't afford it.


    This. My food bill is expensive as hell, but I also eat cleaner than I did in high school and I have a clean bill of health. Plus I also had to buy my own food in high school.
  • thadjock

    Posts: 2183

    Sep 29, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos said
    This. My food bill is expensive as hell, but I also eat cleaner than I did in high school and I have a clean bill of health. Plus I also had to buy my own food in high school.


    eating healthy isn't expensive, (ya i know i live in cali and we probably have more fresh options here) but most urban centers have farmers markets, unless you live in a food desert, you just have to be creative on where you source your food. Sure if you walk into whole foods and buy all organic, it's expensive, but there are so many other options. some of the most nutritious foods are the least expensive.

    What I've never been able to fathom after moving back to the US is the sheer quantity of food people insist on eating here, and restaurants are total enablers. the portion sizes on everything is like feeding at a trough, compound that with eating crap and viola! Obesity! this isn't AP math.

    nobody in the rest of the world gorges like the US does.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 6:52 PM GMT
    Local municipalities should decide what their school will serve for food and the federal government should not be meddling. It's just sad that these kids refuse to eat healthier and end up purposely wasting good nutritious food.

    If they aren't eating it, don't serve it.
  • HottJoe

    Posts: 21366

    Sep 29, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    Bullwinklemoos said
    This. My food bill is expensive as hell, but I also eat cleaner than I did in high school and I have a clean bill of health. Plus I also had to buy my own food in high school.


    eating healthy isn't expensive, (ya i know i live in cali and we probably have more fresh options here) but most urban centers have farmers markets, unless you live in a food desert, you just have to be creative on where you source your food. Sure if you walk into whole foods and buy all organic, it's expensive, but there are so many other options. some of the most nutritious foods are the least expensive.

    What I've never been able to fathom after moving back to the US is the sheer quantity of food people insist on eating here, and restaurants are total enablers. the portion sizes on everything is like feeding at a trough, compound that with eating crap and viola! Obesity! this isn't AP math.

    nobody in the rest of the world gorges like the US does.


    I like the big portions, then again I work out so it all turns to muscle.icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    I don't know what they are serving for lunches, but about two years ago the district I reside in banned bringing in sweets for parties. No cookies, cupcakes, candy etc. for birthdays, Halloween, and so on.

    However, fresh fruits and/or veggies are allowed to be brought in and shared.

    IMO it's a step in the right direction. I see too many fat kids and it gets to me- I used to be one.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Sep 29, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    I love Jon Stewart's comments on how Fox News would react to President Obama's endorsement of one of the two types of diabetes. Hilarious!!