2 results for tag: Free and Reduced Lunch Program


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District 211 Welcomes Long-term Benefits of New School Breakfast and Lunch Regulations

The average high school student is incredibly busy. When the first school buses arrive at 7:00 a.m., students start to prepare for their day. Between homework, extra curricular activities, athletics, and an after school job, students are constantly on the go until late in the evening. For many District 211 students, home is a place where they can refuel and recharge by grabbing whole, healthy meals to power them through their busy day. However, there are many students who do not have access to adequate food sources at home for several reasons. Among District 211’s 12,000-plus student population, more than 30 percent qualify for free and reduced ...

District 211 Participation in Free and Reduced Lunch Program Ensures All Students Receive Healthy Food Options

High School District 211 has a diverse student population, and because of this, each school strives to ensure the needs of individual students are met. This is one reason District 211 participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The program allows the District to provide qualifying students meals at a free or reduced rate based on household income. It’s beneficial for District 211 to participate in the program because it allows every student access to a meal that is nutritionally balanced and meets strict federal requirements. “The program offers every student a meal choice at an affordable rate, and offers a growing ...