Lawmakers Will Review Free and Reduced Lunch Options

LINCOLN -- With ten working days left in the Legislative session, lawmakers are planning to review why few Nebraska students who receive free and reduced-price lunches also participate in the federal funded breakfast program. Of students who take part in the lunch program, the Food Research and Action Center finds only two states have fewer students who also eat free or reduced-price breakfasts. The group finds that four of every ten students who participate in the lunch program aren't part of the breakfast program, even though income requirements are the same. Lincoln Senator Bill Avery has asked legislative staff to study the matter to see whether there are barriers to participation.

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