Source: New York Times

A high school in Minnesota has taken measures to ensure all of their students have access to healthy meals throughout the day.

Harding Senior High has begun to provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for its students, most of whom come from low income families.

While many schools received incentives for joining the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act when it was enacted by Congress in 2010, new government administration could decrease the funding available to provide healthy meals to schools, including Harding.

Doctors and researchers warn the elimination of health-conscious meals could inhibit the learning abilities of students nationwide.

“Students who eat regular, healthy meals are less likely to be tired, are more attentive in class, and retain more information,” explained Sean Patrick Corcoran, associate professor of economics and education policy at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Read full story at: New York Times

 

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Removal of Healthy Meal Programs Could Hinder Students’ Learning Abilities