Music Video Parody Tackles School Lunch Changes

Another video with ties to agriculture has gone viral – this music video parody isn’t about life on the farm – but the caloric caps on school lunches. At the start of the “We Are Hungry” video – text states that active teens require between two-thousand and five-thousand calories a day to meet energy and growth needs. But school lunch policy mandates teens receive just 750 to 850 calories per lunch. The lyrics – reportedly penned by an English teacher at Wallace County High School in Sharon Springs, Kansas – include lines like: give me some second, I need to get some food today; so by the time you go to practice and you feel like falling down, I’ll carry you home. The lyrics even say – set the policy on fire, it can burn brighter than the sun. As of Thursday afternoon – the YouTube video had been viewed nearly 500-thousand times. It has been featured on the Today Show and ABC News.


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