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Monday, January 26, 2015

A million kids eat dinner at school, too!

Los Angeles, the nation's second largest school district, is doubling the number of students served dinner, with an eye toward eventually offering it at every school. It's a growing trend: Nationwide, the number of students served dinner or an after-school snack soared to nearly 1 million last year. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia began offering students dinner as part of a pilot program expanded to all states after the 2010 passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. USDA reimburses schools where at least half the students are low-income and qualify for free or reduced-price lunch for each supper at a rate often significantly higher than the cost of the meal. In the 2014 fiscal year, 104 million suppers were served to students, up from about 19 million in 2009. Participation is still lower than in the breakfast and lunch programs, which serve more than 12 million and 31 million students, respectively.


Source: Yahoo News, 1/15/15, School Suppers


Who can tell me what schools in St. Lawrence County have supper programs?

Gloria