Many W.Va. Schools Get Jumpstart on New Breakfast Requirements

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Many West Virginia public schools have changed the way they serve breakfast to students ahead of a requirement that goes into effect in September.

The requirement is part of the state Feed to Achieve law. The 2013 law aims to maximize school meal participation by making it easier for students to eat at school.

The law recommends programs such as "grab and go" breakfasts, eating breakfast in class, or serving breakfast after first period. 518 schools, or more than 75 percent, already meet the requirement.

The law also sets up foundations in each county, along with a statewide foundation, to collect private donations to fund expanded meal programs.

School meals are funded by the federal government. Increasing meal participation will harness more federal dollars.

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