With pandemic help ending, should states continue to feed all students?

Posted on AllSides August 29th, 2022
From The Center
Federal State and Tribal Powers, Education, School Lunches
Chelsea Sheasley/The Christian Science Monitor

Funding free meals for all students was a pandemic provision. But now that such programs are expiring, what should the next steps be to support learning and battle hunger for a wide range of students?

How do you make school meals more appealing? Try food trucks, smoothies, and farm-to-school recipes. Then make the food free for all students. 

That strategy works in Chicopee, a small city in central Massachusetts, where the local public school district offers at least two free meals daily to nearly 7,000 enrolled public school children. During the...

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