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Published December 13, 2012, 04:34 PM

Lunch program is modified in Fargo allowing students to eat more

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Students in Fargo got to eat a little more at lunch, thanks to new modifications to the USDA's national school lunch program requirements.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Students in Fargo got to eat a little more at lunch, thanks to new modifications to the USDA's national school lunch program requirements.

After months of numerous complaints saying kids aren't getting enough to eat at school, the USDA has lifted some restrictions. Fargo schools received word Monday, and began implementing more food options.

Students can now have more grains and starches, as well as protein- aiming to keep them full until the bell rings.

Deb Laber, Fargo Schools nutrition specialist, says, "as we work on now planning our menus in the future we'll look at protein levels of our main entrees, now we can increase that if we want to. Some of the breads we can increase."

Hunter Martineau, Fargo North Senior, says, "More food to eat, more to fill you. I mean, I'm in the first lunch so most of the time I don't get to eat until about 7 o'clock at night. So it gets to be good to have a little fuel."

Senator Hoeven was one of the key players in writing a letter asking USDA to make a change.

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