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'Hungry' athletes irked by new school lunches

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

No one will argue against the fact that school lunches these days are healthier, but are they leaving your kids hungrier?

At Riverview High School, they're offering a salad bar, which has been a big hit. Other schools are offering more whole grains, fruits and veggies.

But at other schools across the country, kids want more. We haven't heard many complaints about lack of food in the Bay area, but it may soon become a much bigger issue nationwide.

Students in Wisconsin, Massachusetts, South Dakota and Kansas, especially among athletes, say the food being offered at schools is no longer enough. This comes after the new school lunch guidelines put together by first lady Michelle Obama.

She wants to ensure kids are getting the fruits and vegetables they need. The major sticking point: A new federal rule that sets calorie maximums for school lunches.

It's supposed to keep our kids fit and trim, but many of the students say it's only leaving them hungry. And the healthier food costs more – both for districts and families.

The complaints coming from other schools are that the food is good, but they just want to see more of it.

Click on the video player to see April Kellogg's full report.

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