- New lunch guidelines passed in 2010 as part of Michelle Obama’s health initiative (the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act) limit the amount of calories school lunches can provide.
- The number, 850, is forcing many to go hungry, as the restrictions don’t account for active vs. inactive students or boys vs. girls.
- One group of teens (with the help of teachers) in Kansas created a video mocking the restrictions called “We Are Hungry” and it’s gone viral.
- Some Republican lawmakers are trying to get the calorie limits repealed.
On Monday night, several stories popped up regarding students revolting against Michelle Obama’s new “healthy” school lunch mandates that restrict the amount of calories schools can serve. And while there are plenty of facts, information, and even interviews, nothing captures the heart of the story as much as a viral video made by a small group of high school kids mocking the program. So who are these kids and what sparked the video? We went digging and found out.