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Money and school lunch

Jill Richardson:

Currently, schools receive about $2.68 for each free lunch served. Money is not only needed for healthy food, it is also needed for equipment, supplies, labor and training. Reformers like Ann Cooper call for an additional $1.00. The more entrenched, corporate-friendly lobby, the School Nutrition Association, wants an additional $.35. The bills provide only $.06.

By Ezra Klein  |  August 16, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
Categories:  Food  
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The DC school system spends about $10,000 per student. It's astounding how little of that money actually seems to benefit the students.

Posted by: tomtildrum | August 16, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Hm, once upon a time, I vaguely remember a Democratic President and a Democratic Congress pledging to end hunger in America by 2015. Will that be achieved better through underfunding the National School Lunch Program or by defunding SNAP benefits?

GO Obama!
(sike)

Posted by: KGBeach | August 16, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: jaydenro17 | August 17, 2010 3:50 AM | Report abuse

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