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More Money, Increased Participation and Higher Nutritional Standards for School Meals
Date:3/17/2010

at provide lunch and breakfast to children in nearly 100 percent of public schools. Key findings of the survey include:

  • Fundamental belief in the country that schools play an important role in protecting children's health. 82 percent of Americans believe schools have a responsibility to make sure children are eating properly throughout the school day.
  • Public's core values about child nutrition translate into nearly universal support for programs that deliver meals to the nation's kids. 83 percent of Americans support expanding the Child Nutrition Act to "provide healthier food and cover more kids."
  • Support remains extraordinarily high after adding price tag. 71 percent of Americans support increasing funding for the Child Nutrition Act by $1 billion annually over the next 10 years.
  • In this era of intense partisanship in Washington, child nutrition stands out as receiving uniquely strong bipartisan support.  Support for expansion is strongly bipartisan with 85 percent of Democrats and 62 percent of Republicans in favor of the increase.

The full survey results are available at

SOURCE Child Nutrition Initiative
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