Cafeteria workers wonder why some students at school may not eat lunch. It may be possibly because some children whose parents income is too high their salary may not meet the requirements for their child to have free or reduced lunch but yet there is not enough extra money for food. During the week Elementary through High schools provide their students with a meal for breakfast and a meal for lunch, sometimes even an after school snack. There are some students that eat both meals at school and that may be the last thing that they eat until the next school day. If for example there is a family raised by a single parent and that parent cannot provide food on the table for their children that child may go through the weekends and even holidays without a meal. That is why the holidays may be considered a time of starvation for some students (http://www.Gazette.usda.net). Once summer break hits and school lets out there are some children who will starve. Hunger is one of the most severe issues that stops students from learning (www.fns.usdsa.gov). When children don’t get enough nutrition over the summer it may cause them to have a poor performance once school gets back started (Ibed). For children that do not get meals at home they come to school seeing a warm meal in front of them and that just gives them another reason to get up and come to school each day. If students are not being fed it could lead to them causing disruptions in the classroom or even have some sort of an illness (http://www.doe.mass.edu/cnp/programs/nslp). It may be difficult at times for children to focus and learn on an empty stomach. Too be sure that students are getting fed and getting the correct benefits that they deserve the USDA needs to revisit the federal guidelines to accommodate these children who are not eligible for free or reduced lunch prices.
The problem is, is that some students whether they are in Elementary school or High school they are not able to receive free or reduced...
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