School Lunches http://wyso.org en Free School Lunch Enrollment Declines in Ohio http://wyso.org/post/free-school-lunch-enrollment-declines-ohio <p>The number of lower-income school children in Ohio receiving free or reduced-price lunches has decreased for the first time in six years.</p><p>Numbers from the Ohio Department of Education showed that nearly 820,000 youngsters get subsidized meals this school year. That's 44.4 percent - a slight decline from the 45.3 percent enrolled in the program last year.</p><p>The school-lunch program is funded by the federal government. It serves students considered to be economically disadvantaged based on their family income.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 28693 at http://wyso.org