Free and reduced price lunch has long been part of federal and some state school meal programs, and breakfasts and weekend supplements are increasingly common. Now Washington DC is expanding a pilot dinnertime meal program at its schools, according to this Washington Post article (D.C. schools dinner program aims to fight childhood hunger). "The District
is going a step further in 99 of its 123 schools and reaching nearly a
quarter of its total enrollment." Some readers have complained about the morning meal program, which is often conducted in the classroom. What do you think about the need for such a program and the logistics and capacity to pull it off? How would you weigh the needs of parents and children against the needs of teachers and schools? Have any schools or areas tried this on their own?
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