Federal mandate sets standard for school meal pricing

03/21/2012 | Abilene Reporter-News (Texas)

A Texas school district is preparing to raise the price of lunches in order to comply with requirements of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Under the change, schools eventually will be required to charge an average of $2.46 for regular-price school lunches -- the same amount schools are reimbursed for each free or reduced-price meal they serve. While some elected officials complained about the mandate, Marka Riddle, the Wylie, Texas, school district's food service director, said the change makes sense and brings balance to the school lunch program.

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