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Kansas Chosen For Free School Breakfast Grants

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More Kansas students could soon be getting free breakfast at school. Bryan Thompson reports...

A program called Breakfast In the Classroom has added Kansas and six other states to the list of those eligible for the grant-funded program.

It’s too early to say how many kids might be affected. The program chooses individual school districts, based on how many kids qualify for free or reduced-price meals, how many participate in the federal school breakfast program, and the level of local support.

Schools that take part in this private initiative offer breakfast to all students at no charge. They also serve breakfast in the classroom, rather than the cafeteria.

The idea is to eliminate some of the obstacles that keep kids from starting the day with a healthy meal.