Lawmakers will work on passing the universal free meals following the decreasing school meal participation due to school meal charges.
Lawmakers Working to Expand Universal Free Meals Amidst the Decreasing School Meal Participation
Due to the decreasing school meal participation, lawmakers in different states are working to pass legislation that will expand the universal free meals for students struggling with their daily meals in school, especially with the increasing costs of meals.
The recent decrease in school meal participation was reportedly due to the return of charging meals during breakfast and lunch in many schools, which prompted lawmakers to work on passing the universal free meals.
Some lawmakers believed that the universal free meals would help increase meal participation again, following hundreds of thousands of students who are reported to participate in breakfast and lunch meals in several school districts.
Different States to Expect the Passing of Universal Free Meals to Increase the Meal Participation Rates
Following the decreasing rates of meal participation in schools, different states will expect the passing of universal free meals as lawmakers work on legislation to feed all students in need across the country.
Lawmakers in different states, including New Mexico, California, Colorado, and Massachusetts, are now working to pass the universal free meals to provide relief to all students, especially those without access to daily meals, Food Service Director reported.