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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

TOO MANY KIDS MISS OUT ON SUMMER MEALS


After four years of significant growth, national participation in summer nutrition programs (Summer Food Service and the National School Lunch programs) decreased last summer. During July 2016, the programs served 3 million children across the country — 4.8% fewer children than were served in the previous summer.  On an average day in July 2016, the programs served lunch to 3.04 million children. The summer programs served only 15 children for every 100 low-income children who participated in National School Lunch Program during the regular school year, a decrease from 15.8 to 100 the previous year.


Source: Food Research & Action Center, 6/13/17, Summer Meals