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Monday, July 20, 2015

MANY ELIGIBLE CHILDREN DON’T GET SCHOOL MEALS


Only 64% of children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches are enrolled in the program, and only 52% participate in the school breakfast program. Participation is highest in urban areas (70%) and lags in both rural (63%) and suburban (59%) locales.  Participation in the lunch program is uniform throughout all regions, but breakfast participation in the Northeast and Midwest lags behind the South and West.

Source: Center for Law and Social Policy, 7/15/15, School Meals