School Meal Participation Dramatically Increased As Kids Returned to School and to Free School Meals, Report Finds

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2023 — With most schools back to in-person learning and offering breakfast and lunch at no cost to all of their students, participation in school meals grew dramatically during the 2021–2022 school year, slightly surpassing participation prior to the pandemic, according to a report released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) during National School Breakfast Week (March 6–10, 2023).

FRAC Applauds USDA for Improved Nutrition Standards

WASHINGTON, February 3, 2023 — FRAC commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for utilizing the 2020–2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to develop proposed new improved nutrition standards for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. These proposed evidence-based standards will make for a healthier school day.