Group hails NM on providing breakfasts at schools

Posted at: 01/17/2013 10:20 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A new report released by a nonprofit organization gives New Mexico a top ranking for providing breakfasts to low-income students at schools.

The report by the Food Research and Action Center says 70 percent of low-income students in New Mexico who receive lunch also got breakfasts during the 2011-2012 school year. That's up from about 64 percent the year before.

The Albuquerque Journal  says the report's rankings are the first since a new state law took effect.

The law requires high poverty elementary schools to serve breakfast in the first minutes of class.

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