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Brattleboro, Vt. (AP) - While the other preschoolers were warming up to the vegetable pesto lasagna, 3-year-old Avery Bennett dove in with no hesitation.
"Can I have some more lasagna?" Bennett said from her booster seat. "I love it."
She moved on to her seconds, and the other kids at the evening care program in Brattleboro were also chomping down the dish made of spinach, peppers, carrots, tomato, fresh basil and cheese.
More low-income school kids could soon have access to free nutritious dinners like the lasagna that Avery loved. A U.S. Department of Agriculture program in Vermont, 12 other states and the District of Columbia provides reimbursements for the suppers, served at after-school programs for at-risk kids in communities where at least 50 percent of households fall below the poverty level.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by semperfortis
A 'feel good' story at last! I opened the thread expecting an OP criticising Govt for feeding poor kids and getting flagged for it
Snf for taking ATS in a new direction
Originally posted by Rockpuck
...Still not fair middle class families children don't get the same free food.. In all likelihood most are so strapped for cash they can only give their kids a few bucks for lunch, which turns into enough for cookies and chips. At least, that's how it was when I was in school. We all hated the children packing their trays with food and showing their cards to cover the cost.. freeloaders..
But I guess they are kids.. so whatever .. as long as we aren't feeding their parents.... oh wait.. we are.