More low-income children ate at federally subsidized summer meals sites in summer 2014,in participation that started a few years before, a new report says.
During July 2014, the Summer Nutrition Programs served nearly 3.2 million children—an increase of 215,000, or about 7.3 percent from July 2013—says the report, released by the Food Research and Advocacy Center, an advocacy group. The programs grew to serve 16.2 percent of the children who participated in the National School Lunch Program during the 2013-14 school year, the report says. That figure was about 15 percent the previous year.
A version of this article appeared in the June 10, 2015 edition of Education Week as School Nutrition