The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.
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February 04, 2014
The nearly $1 trillion bill includes several school nutrition pilot and grant programs.
November 20, 2013
A new study by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University school of education found getting New York City's chronically absent students back in the classroom helped boost their academic achievement.
October 01, 2013
No matter how long the government lasts, it's already raising stress levels for low-income families that might be scraping for food by the end of the month.
September 19, 2013
The bill would not, at least in theory, affect households with children, but would grant certain benefits to schools.
June 23, 2013
More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.
April 10, 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 535,000 children ages 1 to 5 nationwide who have elevated blood levels, which can have an effect on academic achievement.
April 06, 2013
Researchers found that a smaller share of students who received free or reduced-price lunches that had to meet higher nutritional standards were overweight than among students who did not eat school lunches.
March 28, 2013
One of the earliest effects of a parent's job loss is that children's performance at school declines.
March 07, 2013
The new movie, "A Place at the Table," depicts the struggle for food among the impoverished.