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Schools To Offer Evening Meals to Students

Five Glen Burnie elementary schools will participate as part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Students at select public schools in Anne Arundel County will have access to evening meals on the days that students participate in extracurricular activites or after-school child care.

The schools were "designated as eligible to receive federal funds to serve early evening meals" as part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, according to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS).

Five of the county's 13 participating schools are in Glen Burnie: , , , , and elementary schools. They were selected because 50 percent or more of students receive free or reduced-price meals, according to AACPS.

Each meal—served Monday through Thursday every week—will include a serving of milk, two servings of fruits and vegetables, one serving of grains, and one serving of protein.

Schools will individually announce when their programs will start, according to AACPS.

Roxanne R. Taylor September 14, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I am very pleased to hear this especially since we all know that for many children that the food they get at school is the only food they get to eat!!!!!
Angela Rodriguez September 15, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Additionally, when these kids are doing sports and activities, its late by the time they get home to eat. When we feed them at a decent time, this will also cut down on the over weight issues.

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