Keep hope alive! NJ High School Students Plan Cafeteria Boycott Over Michelle Obama’s food campaign
This first quick bit is from Canada in May. They called them freedom fighters.
The Ministry of Education’s implementation of a school food and beverage policy that removes junk food from vending machines in schools has pushed some students to respond.
Now, here we are having a similar fight in America today. One big thing that keeps me going is a sense of generational change. Just as Sixties kids often rebelled against their so called “square” parents back then, we have to support and encourage a traditionally American and libertarian instinct in today’s youth, or freedom will be reduced far more than the portions at lunch Michelle Obama has in mind. Who the hell elected her to anything, anyway?
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 you’re eating lunch and you’re like ‘Did I even eat?’ You’re not even full,” senior Brandon Faris told CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis.
New federal guidelines stemming from first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s 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.