Schools Cut Lunch Options For Kids Who Can't Pay

Schools cut lunch options for kids who can't pay

Even as schools raise prices on meals, new guidelines under federal consideration threaten to put an added burden on an already budget-strained program.'s Alex Johnson reports.

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Topics:  education   kids   parenting   school lunches   schools   
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