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More Kids Eating Breakfast at School

 
More Kids Eating Breakfast at School
Posted January 29th, 2014 @ 3:55pm by Michigan Radio Network

A new report says there was a two-percent increase in the number of low-income children in Michigan who ate school breakfast during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The School Breakfast Report Card, from the Food Research and Action Center, says just under 323,000 low income children participated in a school breakfast.

On an average day nationally, 10.8 million low-income children participated in school breakfast, an increase of 311,000 from the previous year.

About 50-percent of Michigan's low-income children now receive a free or reduced price meal.

State School Superintendent Mike Flanagan last year issued a "First Fuel" challenge to get 60 percent of Michigan students who participate in school lunch to also participate in school breakfast.   If that goal is met, Michigan will be serving more than 85 million school breakfasts per year.

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