School Breakfast Participation Up Sharply

School Breakfast Program participation posted its largest increase in 2008-09 since at least 1991, according to a report by the Food Research & Action Center. FRAC’s School Breakfast Scorecard 2009 shows an increase of about 520,000 more low income children participating in school breakfast programs compared to 2007-08, a 6.2% bump, which is the largest since the group began tracking participation in 1991.

FRAC attributes the increase primarily to hard economic times that have pus

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