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Published November 25, 2012, 08:42 PM

Three Milnor High School students make a video that's getting national attention

Milnor, ND (WDAY TV) -- Three Milnor High School Juniors are getting a lot of attention for a video they posted on YouTube. In it, they make a plea to First Lady Michelle Obama,complaining of growling bellies from the new school lunch guidelines.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Milnor, ND (WDAY TV) -- Three Milnor High School Juniors are getting a lot of attention for a video they posted on YouTube. In it, they make a plea to First Lady Michelle Obama, complaining of growling bellies from the new school lunch guidelines.

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A YouTube video is making waves as three Milnor High School Juniors try to make a change.

"Now and then I think of when you were my idol."

Wyatt Mund, Colin Yagow, and Andrew Martinson made a video criticizing the new mandatory school lunch plans that First Lady Michelle Obama initiated to fight obesity.

Martinson: "We came to school the first day and we saw there wasn't much food on the tray. It wasn't enough protein and we got just a little bit of milk and we couldn't get any more."

The trio is using their hobby of making videos to send a message.

"When I think of all the times I blamed the school cooks."

They created a lighthearted parody illustrating their lunchtime woes.

"First Lady that I used To Know" parodies Gotye's "Somebody I used to Know."

"But you didn't have to steal my food."

Ned Clooten/Principal: "We encourage kids to be creative and get their voice to be heard. And they did a really nice job with it and were respectful, I thought."

The new guidelines increase the portion sizes for fruits and vegetables, but put a limit on carbs and proteins. And that's the part that the students are trying to change.

For high school students, lunch has an 850-calorie limit. The three students play football and basketball, and they say they need more than that.

Mund: "There's a lot more fruits and vegetables, which we like, but there's not enough protein or carbs for an athlete or really any student."

The video has racked up thousands of views and the students hope it doesn't stop there.

Wagow: "I'm hoping that it starts getting people to talk more about the lunch policies and stuff. And hopefully, they start changing some guidelines."

They even sent a link to the First Lady herself, via Twitter. The video has been viewed on YouTube more than 12-thousand times, a national media outlet recently ran a story on it.

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