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School meal enrollment: declining school attendance and child hunger

Schools are not only centers of learning—they are also the central spoke in the nation’s effort to combat childhood hunger and ensure children have the nutrition they need to thrive. Across the country, public schools have lost more than 1.2 million students since 2020, meaning that children are facing the potential loss of both learning and access to nutrition.

Read our latest brief to learn how legislators and advocates can help encourage school meal enrollment and ensure all children have the nourishment they need to learn, grow and thrive.


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