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St. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) - The new lighter lunches that public schools are now required to provide have left some athletes in St. Joseph wanting more.
The Healthy Hunger-Free Act of 2010, which was implemented in school lunches this year, allows high school students between 750 to 850 calories in the lunch program. Many student athletes at St. Joseph's Central High School have been complaining that's not enough.
Several athletes told The St. Joseph News-Press they aren't getting enough food to last them through their after-school practices.
But Robin Rhodes, director of nutrition for the school district, says there isn't much the district can do about the changes. And next year, the program also will limit the number of calories in school breakfast to a maximum of 600 per meal.
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