KIDS COUNT: R.I. needs to boost student access to school breakfast

THIS GRAPH IN R.I KIDS COUNT’s latest policy brief shows that Rhode Island schools with the highest rate of participation in school breakfast programs use a combination of the federal Community Eligibility Program, which reimburses schools for providing both free breakfasts and free lunches to all students, and an
THIS GRAPH IN R.I KIDS COUNT’s latest policy brief shows that Rhode Island schools with the highest rate of participation in school breakfast programs use a combination of the federal Community Eligibility Program, which reimburses schools for providing both free breakfasts and free lunches to all students, and an "alternative breakfast service" that makes breakfast part of the school day./ COURTESY R.I. KIDS COUNT
PROVIDENCE – More than four out of five Rhode Island schoolchildren aren't participating in a school breakfast program and many of those children are missing an opportunity to get a meal vital to their education and well-being, according to a R.I. KIDS COUNT policy brief released this week. The report said school breakfast participation is…

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