(NEWSPRESSNOW) — The Healthy Hunger-Free Act of 2010, which was implemented in school lunches this year, is causing hunger pangs for student athletes at one St. Joseph high school.
“The portions have been cut down and we’re just not getting as much,” said Daven Tomlinson, a linebacker on Central High School’s football team.
High school students across the country are now allowed only between 750 to 850 calories in the lunch program. Many student athletes are complaining that it’s not enough.
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“Sometimes I just can’t even make it through practice,” said Christian Tremain, a cornerback and wide receiver for the Indians. “I’m not getting any energy at all.”