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Free school lunch for all?


(NBC)-- It's national school breakfast week.

As the recession worsens, millions of parents have lost jobs and can no longer afford to give their kids two or three dollars a day to eat meals at school.

The School Nutrition Association found nearly 8 in 10 school districts got more applications for free lunch this year.

The federal government reimburses them, but doesn't fully cover the cost.
With so many parents out of work, some groups suggest free lunch for all students, but others say states can't afford it.

This comes the same week that congress passed a resolution recognizing the link between healthy meals and learning.

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