Sunday, October 09, 2005

SCHOOL LUNCHES

Profile America Monday, October 10th. The name probably conjures up visions of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches this is National School Lunch Week. It's a time to note the wholesome lunches being served every day to school children across the nation and to thank the many patient people who prepare and serve them. The recognized link between having a good meal and the ability of a child to learn helped bring about the National School Lunch Act more than 50 years ago.

There are now over 48- million children in public schools from kindergarten through high school. Of these, 16-million receive either free or reduced-cost lunches because of their family income. Nearly 7-million of these children also eat breakfast at school. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau on the Web at http://www.census.gov .

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