Universal School Lunch Program

Universal School Lunch Program

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In 2015, schools were encouraged to try a new way of handling free lunch: give it to everyone, no family paperwork required. The hope was that the expanded program would both improve child nutrition and reduce administrative burdens. Others believed the lunch and breakfast for all would reduce any stigma associated with the free and reduced-price lunch program.

The program succeeded making students healthier in the process. The students benefited academically from access to breakfast and lunch. Yet a substantial number of eligible schools still don’t participate in the initiative, raising questions about all the students who are missing out on its benefits.

Community eligibility studies have shown that nearly half (43%) of qualifying schools don’t participate. Why? According to Food Service Directors the government does not fully reimburse the cost of the meal so the district would take a financial hit from participating. Now, I don’t know about you but I pay enough in taxes and would be happy to know that it is going towards covering the full cost of the meals feeding our future generations.  And while we are at it, we should encourage the powers that be to redirect the subsidies from the wealthiest industrial growers to the farm to school program thus providing healthier food and strengthening local economies.  

We have heard it on the news, talked about it until we were blue in the face. When are we going to DEMAND that something be done about it? I say the time is now. Please sign this petition to support our efforts to get the federal government to cover the full cost of meals for a universal school lunch program in the United States of America.

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