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    Rethinking school lunch offerings

    A Delaware Congressman says it may be time to rethink the types of food provided for school kids at lunch time.

    A Delaware Congressman says it may be time to rethink the types of food provided for school kids at lunch time.

    Congressman Mike Castle (R-Delaware) held a hunger forum with local leaders at the Delaware Food Bank as a way to kick off Hunger Action Month.  Castle says in his visits to Delaware schools he’s seen students gravitating towards the less healthy choices that are available, such as pizza. “We may have to think about revamping what we’re offering in general so that we can encourage the young people to make sure that they’re eating nutritious meals.” Castle’s comments come as Congress is about to begin the process of reviewing the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act, which is set to expire on September 30.

    According to a Hunger in America study done in 2006, 29% of all Delaware children under the age of 18 are impacted by hunger, while 4% of children through five years old are impacted by hunger.

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