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National School Lunch Program Threatened: Students Need Healthy, Nutritious Food

By Jessica Hoffman, Juliana Cohen, Lindsay Rosenfeld, and Edward Alan Miller The National School Lunch Program, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), provides a critical source of nutrition for over 31 million children in the United States every day. Children living in poverty depend on these meals as a main food source. During the Obama administration, lawmakers passed the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act in 2010 in an effort to curb this country’s obesity epidemic and to maximize children’s learning and development.
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