The government has announced a 4.3% annual increase in the federal reimbursement provided to school nutrition programs. The School Nutrition Association says that the increased reimbursement does not cover the estimated 11.6% increase in the cost of preparing and serving meals that schools have witnessed this year. It estimates that the average full cost to prepare a healthy school lunch is approximately $2.88, compared to the new federal reimbursement provided to cover that cost, now set at ...

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