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Old 09-24-2012, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Here is a little thing that these kids from a tiny high school in northwestern Kansas put on YouTube in an effort to get a few people to see what they are going through these days. It is humorous but the athletes passing out in practice makes it appear nearly serious to me.


We Are Hungry - YouTube
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Boy, that's good stuff!

And who said young people aren't aware and involved?
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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Good stuff. It helps to have those being affected stand up for something that's right for them.

On a side note though, when I was in high school, if I brought my lunch, I don't think I ever consumed 850 calories unless I bought additional stuff. And I usually had a horribly unhealthy can of pop (yeah, I'm a Midwesterner.) I wasn't an athlete, but there are other opportunities for snacks and stuff.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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What ever happened to lunch boxes? Do we even make them anymore. Pack the kids 6 pbj sandwiches and feed your young athlete.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I cannot read the attachent. Why are these kids so darn hungry?

Sixty years ago I was carrying my lunch to first grade. It was a ham and cheese sandwich. Now I carry my lunch to work. It is still a ham and cheese sandwich.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:29 AM
 
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I'm in my late 60's and can remember well the public school system making small bottles of milk available for a nickel in the lunchroom of grades 1-8 to augment the packed lunch from home. The school cafeteria's in high school were where you purchased your dinners or brought your own from home and I never went hungry or passed out during phys-ed or rugby practice.

Whass-up with these kids going hungry when perhaps making a lunch the night before or getting up early to make a good lunch for THEMSELVES wouldn't solve the problem.

I guess I'm just not seeing the problem where some personal responsibility on the part of themselves or their parents wouldn't answer the questions repeated often throughout their film.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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I cannot read the attachent. Why are these kids so darn hungry?

Sixty years ago I was carrying my lunch to first grade. It was a ham and cheese sandwich. Now I carry my lunch to work. It is still a ham and cheese sandwich.

There ya go! You got there before I could finish typing.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:02 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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why are they relying on government instead of taking personal responsibility and packing their own lunch if they are so hungry?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:41 AM
 
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At the school cafeteria where I work, the kids who get the regular "main line" (government) lunch have been supplementing it with extra food from the ala carte areas, like pizza, chicken sandwiches, buttered noodles, french fries, etc. (these items must be purchased with cash only). The lady who handles the french fry area was so swamped she couldn't keep up with the demand. The fruit and vegetables they are required to take on the main line still go into the trash or down the garbage disposal.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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I cannot read the attachent. Why are these kids so darn hungry?

Sixty years ago I was carrying my lunch to first grade. It was a ham and cheese sandwich. Now I carry my lunch to work. It is still a ham and cheese sandwich.
Self reliance. Responsibilty for yourself. Not depending on the government for your food. Be careful there, Greg, that sounds like a Republican way of thinking. That doesn't seem like your norm. are you feeling ok?
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