Kids claim new school lunches leave stomachs growling

Children eating lunch in a school cafeteria

September 26, 2012 6:00:03 AM PDT
Two baked fish nuggets, a cup of vegetables, half a cup of mashed potatoes, one whole grain roll and 8 ounces of fat free milk. That's the fuel that American high school students are federally mandated to receive in their school lunches this year as healthier food regulations take effect.

But for a grumbling crowd of students, those 750 to 850 calories aren't cutting it.

"We hear them complaining around 1:30 or 2:00 that they are already hungry," said Linda O'Connor, a high school English teacher at Wallace County High School in Sharon Springs, Kansas. "It's all the students, literally all the students... you can set your watch to it."

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