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Durham Public Schools (DPS) is expected to adopt a breakfast program at no cost to students and families, a recent Herald Sun articles reports. Under the program, all DPS students could eat breakfast at school at no cost, regardless of their family’s financial status.

In order to combat the stigma associated with receiving free or reduced breakfast, DPS plans to use a catchy slogan, “Breakfast is on us.”

By eliminating the stigma associated with the existing free and reduced meal programs offered only to students from low- and moderate-income families, students are more likely to participate in school meal programs, which can have a positive impact on their ability to succeed academically. The Herald Sun article notes that national data show that school districts that provide universal breakfast programs at no cost to students have higher test scores, fewer disciplinary problems and more focused students.

Many schools across North Carolina have the option to offer breakfast and lunch programs at no cost to students and families this upcoming school year. Nearly 300,000 students in high-poverty schools across North Carolina could potentially benefit from an initiative, known as Community Eligibility, which ensures every child in these schools receives two nutritious meals each day so that they are ready to learn all day. Read More

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The one world government/black helicopter crowd is truly getting out of control. One day they’re claiming that anti-urban sprawl efforts are part of a grand conspiracy by the U.N. to take over the American government and the next they’re implying that the well-meaning but apparently silly actions of a pre-school helper is indicative of some sort of monstrous commie plot to put America’s children into little Mao suits.

Good grief people! Get a life. One anonymous parent apparently complains that, upon inspection, her pre-school child’s lunch is found by an overzealous worker to be deficient and you guys start screaming like Joe McCarthy on crystal meth.

What is it about the far right and school lunches? In years’ past, a Locke Foundation employee has ranted Read More