The independent research arm of Congress will study the implementation of new school lunch standards, Rep. Kristi Noem announced today.

The new rules, which schools must follow in order to get federal reimbursements for each meal, are intended to make the meals more healthful. But students have complained that limits on calories are leaving them hungry, and school officials think requirements for more fresh fruit and vegetables are causing more food to go uneaten.

Noem and two other members of Congress on Oct. 31 asked the Government Accountability Office to study the standards.

Sen. Tim Johnson also has raised concerns about the meal standards.

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