The Hunger Games: Kansas Kids Do It Again

10/11/2012 09:35

by Tim Huelskamp

(ROLLA, KAN.) – More Kansas high school students have taken matters into their own hands and produced a video to protest the new school lunch mandates. Students at Rolla High School released “The HUNGER Games - A Parody of the 2012 School Lunch Program” (view below) to explain how the Obama Administration’s new mandates are leaving them hungry and turning toward unhealthier alternatives for nourishment.  As the students’ U.S. Representative, Congressman I praised the students for their video and their activism:

“Just like the kids in Sharon Springs who produced the ‘We Are Hungry’ video, Rolla students are unwilling to stand idly by while America’s Nutrition Nannies starve them in the cafeteria.  It is an exciting and creative display of activism to see students across Kansas and across the nation point out the flaws with the Obama Administration’s new mandates that are filling school cafeteria trash cans rather than students’ stomachs. Students like these – in consultation with their parents and their school administrators – should be trusted to make their own decisions about what will be served in cafeterias and what they will eat. There is absolutely no role whatsoever for the Obama Administration to dictate exactly what goes on the plates of more than 31 million students every single day.”

“The Internet is the great equalizer: students who are unable to vote and who do not pay taxes are using the power of technology to make their voices heard and to draw attention to the bad decisions being made in Washington right now. It just goes to show that common sense is more likely to be found across America rather than in the halls of a massive government agency like the USDA.”

Congressman Tim Huelskamp and Congressman Steve King have introduced the “No Hungry Kids Act” to undo the new mandates, prohibit calorie limits, and restores the rights of parents to choose foods best for their own children. Learn more about it here. And, follow updates on the Nutrition Nannies Facebook Page: