More students could take advantage of free breakfast and lunch at school

Only about four out of 10 low-income Utah students eat the free breakfast offered at public school, the lowest rate in the country. The statistics are better in the local school districts.

According to Paul Guymon, nutrition manager for the Logan School District, 60% to 80% of the students take advantage of the free breakfast.

“It’s for all of our students,” says Guymon. “They have the option for free breakfast which is before school for all of our grades, from Kindergarten through 12th grade.”

Marti Woolford, from Utahns Against Hunger, wants to raise the state’s participation rate for both breakfast and lunch.

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