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More states provide universal school meals

Sept. 11, 2023

Several states have established permanent universal free school meal programs, ensuring that all students can access breakfast and lunch without charge with the intention of reducing child hunger, minimizing meal debt and creating a positive cafeteria environment. "Research has shown if kids are hungry, they're not going to be ready to learn," said Chris Derico, president of the School Nutrition Association and child nutrition director for West Virginia's Barbour County Schools.
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