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Parody video questions national school lunch policy

September 18, 2012|By Ryan Johnson | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(SHARON SPRINGS, Kan.) — A parody video posted by students and staff from a Kansas town is getting a lot of attention. It's focus is on the new national requirements for school lunches.

The idea for the video started 3 weeks ago in the Sharon Springs school district by English teacher Linda O'Connor and Publications Director Brenda Kirkham. They hope the video makes a statement and shows that the federal government isn't meeting the standards when it comes to school lunches and kids aren't getting enough to eat.

The video was posted on YouTube September 17 and in one day it has more than 5000 views already.

United States Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Ken Concannon says the meals are healthy and that most children are just not used to seeing different items on their trays.

The new meal standards took effect this school school including more fruits and veggies, and less transfat and sodium.

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The parody video was also sent to Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp. last week. He helped introduce a bill called the "No Hungry Kids Act." It would repeal the 2010 "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act" which imposed calorie limits on school lunches.

To see the video and learn more about it, click here.

A parody video posted by students an staff from a Kansas town is getting a lot of attention. It's focus is on the new national requirements for school lunches.
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