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April 25, 2019
Lots of American families are struggling with student lunch debt. What’s the solution?
To parents whose students lose out because of lunch debt, the system is a broken one that uses students’ needs as collateral.
Kids eat free
February 21, 2019
Colorado could expand lunch subsidy to high school students
When Colorado expanded a school lunch subsidy to middle school students, the number of sixth- through eighth-graders eating lunch at school went up…
January 17, 2019
As government shutdown drags on, New York City vows to protect school food program
The historic partial government shutdown could soon threaten New York City’s school food program, which serves about a million students breakfast and lunch.
Free for All
September 18, 2018
A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests
Allowing an entire school to eat for free can reduce the number of students who get suspended multiple times, according to a new study.
January 25, 2018
Bill that would provide free lunch for more Colorado students moves forward
Colorado already picks up part of the cost of school lunch for elementary-aged children from low-income families.
January 8, 2018
What’s in a school lunch? A Denver district wants parents to see for themselves
The Buzzfeed-y video, which has its own hashtag, #DPSDelicious, was posted on Denver Public Schools’ Facebook page Monday.
October 23, 2017
Want your Brooklyn school to go meatless on Mondays? Here’s your chance.
"Cutting back a little on meat will help make our city healthier and our planet stronger."
Lunch is served
September 12, 2017
Now that lunch is free for all New York City students: How many will eat it?
The projected increase is less than some advocates anticipated.
August 4, 2017
No more cheese sandwiches: Denver restores hot lunches for students in debt
This year, DPS students in debt will still have access to hot lunches as the district resolves payment issues.
Week In Review
March 24, 2017
Week in review: Controversy about superintendent opening and lawsuits against the state
Who will be the next superintendent of Detroit schools? The board of education did not grant Alycia Meriweather an interview, but many in…
July 19, 2016
Free lunch coming to more Colorado kids who attend high-poverty schools
More high-poverty Colorado schools will offer free meals to all students regardless of family income this year under a federal program aimed at…
July 18, 2016
Hunger is a learning issue: Why it’s important for teachers to care about the minimum wage debate
First Person: I am proud to work at a school that is proactive in addressing food insecurity as an academic issue.
miles to go
June 15, 2015
Colorado makes gains in summer meal participation but still low-ranked nationally
When it comes to feeding low-income children during the summer months, New Mexico is at the front of the pack and Colorado brings up the rear.
June 1, 2015
Outspoken student, burned sandwich and frozen fruit spur meal changes in southwest Denver
A burned sandwich bun and frozen strawberries helped spur meal changes at Kepner Middle School last month after a visit by a school board member, a district administrator and representatives from Padres y Jóvenes Unidos.
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August 29, 2014
Anxious about loss of funds, schools lend parents a helping hand with paperwork
Many administrator make a big effort to get parents to fill out applications for free or reduced-price meals. Besides ensuring that kids don't go hungry, they want to get their fair share of the funding pie.
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