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ERIC Number: ED087114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-25
Pages: 6
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School Food Program Crisis.
Baisinger, Grace C.
As a result of increased subsidies and an amendment to raise family income eligibility, the number of children receiving free and reduced-price meals has increased. However, over 500,000 paying students--the financial backbone of the food programs--still are not taking advantage of the National School Lunch Program in participating schools. The nonparticipation of these students results from the fact that they are priced out of the program; their parents have not been informed of the liberation of the family income eligibility in the new legislation; States have given meager support for the school lunch food programs, both in financial and supervisory assistance; some of the food programs are unappetizing and provide too little food for high school students and too much for elementary school students; and there is little communication between USDA and the State departments of education. The school food programs will continue to be in trouble until there is a more equal partnership among the Federal, State, and local governments; the middle-income family can enjoy the benefits of the National School Lunch Program; and nutrition education is an integral part of the K-12 curriculum, according to the speakers. (Produced from best available copy.) (Author/MLF)
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