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New Mexico feeds most low-income students

Thursday, January 17, 2013 - 10:22pm

The Land of Enchantment is being commended for feeding low income children at school.

After passing a law requiring low-income students be fed breakfast at the beginning of the school days, New Mexico now leads the country in feeding high poverty students.
A report released by the Food Research and Action Committee showed that New Mexico served nearly 70 percent of the state's low income children.

The law, named "Breakfast After the Bell", allows breakfast to be served at no charge to all children after the school day has begun. Children can eat in the classroom while instruction is occurring.

The state has the country's fifth high poverty rate among children.


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