“School Breakfast Scorecard: 2005” is online at http://www.frac.org. —C.A.S.
The scorecard—produced by the Food Research and Action Center, a Washington-based group that works to end hunger and malnutrition in the United States—found that an average of 7.5 million children received free or reduced-price breakfast each day during the 2004-05 school year, a 5.3 percent increase since the previous school year.
Since 1990, the number of low-income students receiving free or reduced-price breakfasts has more than doubled. The federal government reimburses schools for all or part of the cost of every meal, depending on the incomes of participating families.