National school lunch program feeds 30 million children.
In the 2006-07 school year, over 30 million school children, 57% of the U.S. population age 5-17, participated in USDA's National School Lunch Program. Iowa, Kentucky Nebraska, North Dakota North Dakota, state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Minnesota, across the Red River of the North (E), South Dakota (S), Montana (W), and the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba (N). , and South Dakota South Dakota (dəkō`tə), state in the N central United States. It is bordered by North Dakota (N), Minnesota and Iowa (E), Nebraska (S), and Wyoming and Montana (W). had the highest participation rates--above 75%. Income-eligible students can receive lunches for free or at a reduced price.
Nationally, 54% of students participating in the program received a free or reduced-price lunch in 2006-07. Colorado, Maryland, and New Jersey had some of the lowest overall participation rates and were among the 21 States where less than half of the participants received free and reduced-priced lunches.
National School Lunch Program Participation Up 57% Since 1969
Since 1969 the sixfold sixfold
1. having six times as many or as much
2. composed of six parts
by six times as many or as much
Adj. 1. increase in the number of students receiving free and reduced-price lunches has been the driving force behind the growth in USDA's National School Lunch Program
In the 1970s, laws relaxed eligibility criteria and prohibited overt Public; open; manifest.
The term overt is used in Criminal Law in reference to conduct that moves more directly toward the commission of an offense than do acts of planning and preparation that may ultimately lead to such conduct.
OVERT. Open. identification of children receiving free and reduced-price meals, and the number of free and reduced-price participants grew by 154%. The Omnibus omnibus: see bus. Budget Reconciliation Acts of 1980 and 1981 temporarily halted this upward trend by establishing stricter income guidelines guidelines,
n.pl a set of standards, criteria, or specifications to be used or followed in the performance of certain tasks. and requiring income verification. Since 1990, the number of children receiving free and reduced-price lunches has grown from 11.5 to 17.9 million.