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. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.