Hope you are not hungry. I’m not. Just had lunch. No, it was not nutritious. Yes, I’ll get better food for supper.
Then, there is this:
A new study shows that nearly 20 percent of South Dakota children are struggling with hunger.
Just how bad are things? Will we soon see pictures of emaciated children with bloated bellies sitting in the midst of the prairie?
[M]ore than 38,000 children under the age of 18 in the state do not have adequate access to nutritious food
Oh. I see. You mean that some parents don’t feed their children in accordance with the latest food pyramid instructions.
There are, no doubt, children in this state who are truly hungry. But one out of five? No.
When I was a child, hungry meant, well, hungry. Now it would seem to mean something else entirely.