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(PUBLIC NEWS SERVICE) – Ohio school districts that implemented free school meals for all have reported a 20% increase in student participation. (USDA)
Children’s advocates and education officials in Ohio are hopeful the governor and General Assembly will move to use American Recovery Plan Act funds to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of income. Comments from Andrea Helton, registered dietician and director of Nutrition Services, Wellington Exempted Village School District; and Katherine Ungar (hard ‘g), senior policy associate, Children’s Defense Fund of Ohio.
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