TO BE LEANER OR MEANER ?

A CONGRESSIONAL PROPOSAL TO ELIMINATE NUTRITION PROGRAMS RAISES AN OUTCRY

At about 8 a.m. every weekday, children begin arriving early in the cafeteria at Rafael Hernandez Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey, to be sure they do not miss the free, hot breakfast offered each morning. At 8:20 last Friday, about 150 kids filled the cafeteria, talking about their favorite TV shows and eating their cereal and pancakes and drinking their juice and milk. The menu doesn't always please everyone. Ten-year-old Jennifer Silva would prefer Pop-Tarts or even pizza for breakfast. But she knows that if she misses breakfast at school, she won't eat that morning. And when that happens, Jennifer...

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