Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Arizona Ranks Slightly Higher In School Breakfast Scorecard

Arizona is doing slightly better when it comes to getting a nutritious breakfast into the hands of low-income students, according to the School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research and Action Center. The state is ranked 27th, two spots better than the previous year. At the same time, there is an expanding national strategy known as "Community Eligibility," which allows high-poverty schools to offer free meals to all students. It is already increasing the number of children eating at school in the handful of states where it's been tested, and FRAC president Jim Weill says it rolls out nationwide this fall.
 
The FRAC scorecard examined how many students receiving free or reduced-price lunches were also being served breakfast. Just under half of Arizona students receiving the lunches also participate in breakfast. The goal is to bump that to

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