Inspired by last month’s “We are Hungry” parody video criticizing newly implemented federal school lunch regulations, students at another Kansas high school have created their own video protest of the government’s restrictive food rations.
Students at Rolla High School created the new video, titled “The HUNGER Games – A Parody of the 2012 School Lunch Program,” which slams their light lunches for leaving them hungry and tired.
The video, which has been posted on YouTube, sharply criticizes the government’s “one-size-fits-all approach to dining.”
“As ordered by the regime, you are going to receive less portions and you are going to be expected to do more. Because you are fat,” one of the student actors says at the beginning of the video.
Terri Taylor, a high school computer teacher at Rolla whose students created the video, told The Daily Caller that her students “were feeling the exact same way [as the students in the ‘We are Hungry” video’] and wanted to also have their voice be heard.”
Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp praised the students for their creativity on Thursday.
“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,” Huelskamp said. “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.”
Huelskamp and Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King have introduced legislation to reverse the new regulations, which were implemented this school year as part of the Michelle Obama-pushed “Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.” Students and parents across the country have expressed their frustrations with the new regulations.
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