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More on Nutrition

In addition to increased participation in Food Stamps/SNAP, record numbers of children are expected to participate in school lunch and breakfast.   The Department of Agriculture projects that 18.5 children will get free or reduced lunch and 8.5 million will receive breakfast.   http://www.sacbee.com/education/v-print/story/2111542.html.   As we have previously blogged, the pending House Department of Agriculture Budget would expand the program to fund dinners for hungry DC children as well.   This would be an important expansion of the school lunch program.  (Too bad DC doesn’t have Senators who could push for this provision in conference, but that is the subject of another blog.)

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