Wednesday, August 17, 2022

High Schoolers Speak Out on School Lunch Rules

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In the shadow of new school lunch regulations put in place by the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” a group of high schoolers has now made a parody video that is sweeping the internet.  The song, “We Are Hungry” pokes fun at the serious issue many agricultural groups are also speaking up against.  They say that the food intake, especially the 2 ounces of meat protein, now limited by the new regulations is not enough to keep children alert and prepared for physical activity.

For more from the USDA on the new regulations, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governance/Legislation/CNR_2010.htm.

Lyrics to “We Are Hunger” are posted below the video. 

 

Lyrics:

Give me some seconds

I, I need to get some food today

My friends are at the corner store

Getting junk so they don't waste away

My lover ate her 2 grams of meat

Just about to starve

My bread was taken by some school bully

Askin' bout s'more

And i know i gave up on food months ago

I know i'm trying to forget it

But between the milk and feta cheese

The pains in my tummy sing

You know I'm trying hard to find

nourishment

So by the time you go to practice

And you feel like falling down

I'll carry you home

Tonight

We are hungry.

Set the policy on fire

It can burn brighter

Than the sun

Tonight

We are hungry

Set the policy on fire

It can burn brighter

Than the sun

Now i know that this is not

All that you got.

I guess that I,

I just thought maybe we could find a

way not to starve today

But our friends are back

They are filled right up

Cause they found somewhere to find lots of food

Tonight

We are hungry

Set the policy on fire

It can burn brighter

Than the sun

Tonight

We are hungry

Set the policy on fire

It can burn brighter

Than the sun

Crawling home tonight

Just crawling home tonight

Crawling home tonight

Just crawling home tonight;

The cooks are on my side

But I have no energy to run

So will someone come and carry me home tonight

No nourishment arrived

But i can taste mom's meal

So will someone come and carry me home

Tonight

We are hungry

Set the policy on fire

It can burn brighter

Than the sun

Tonight

We are hungry

Set the policy on fire

It can burn brighter

Than the sun

So if by the time that it's all over

And you feel like falling down

I'll carry you home tonight

 

© Northern Ag Network 2012

Haylie Shipp

 

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