Universal school meal programs jump 20 percent in one year

Universal school meal programs jump 20 percent in one year

Announcement made by USDA Secretary at Pediatrics meeting in Washington.

The number of schools offering free meals to all students through the USDA’s community eligibility provision jumped 20 percent in this its second year, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced at a meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in Washington.

He also announced that 97 percent of schools that participate in federal school meal programs are in compliance with heightened federal nutrition standards created under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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