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There are 390,000 of public school children are enrolled in the free and reduced-price meal program. Children who eat school breakfast increase their math and reading scores as well as improve their speed and memory in cognitive tests, and perform better on standardized tests than those who skip breakfast or even have breakfast at home.

An additional $1.8 million would allow an additional 44,000 kids to access school breakfast.