Many students rely on school breakfast and lunch to fill their daily nutritional needs, Oklahoma school nutrition professionals say. Statewide 227,500 students eat free school breakfasts, and 434,000 eat free school lunches. "A lot of kids across Oklahoma count on getting a nutritious meal at school," Dea Rash, Payne County Extension Family Consumer Sciences and 4-H educator said. "Now we have policies that help us address obesity and ensure kids who are missing meals at home are getting something healthy at school."
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