More Schools to Take Part in Breakfast Program

Looking to ensure that no children from low-income families attend school on an empty stomach, lawmakers are expanding Texas schools’ participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Breakfast Program.

Under Senate Bill 376, which will be in effect for the 2014-15 school year, campuses in which 80 percent or more of the students are eligible for a free or reduced-price meal must offer a free breakfast to all students. According to a report from Children at Risk, a Houston-based advocacy group, the program will affect approximately 1,000 additional schools.

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