Possible Changes to Free Lunch Programs

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Changes could be coming to school free lunch programs.

The proposed changes are part of a congressional bill caled the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act.

It includes raising thresholds for enrolling students to get free or reduced priced lunches.

If approved, schools must have 60 percent of students qualify for free meals before all students can be offered them.

Some parents and school officials say if approved, it could cost students the opportunity to get a lunch at school.

It also requires the USDA to review nutrition guidelines every three years.
 

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