In Wyoming, 37% of students receive free or reduced-priced meals -- about 2% more than received subsidized meals in the 2010-11 school year. Officials say that while there has been some improvement in the economy and the state's unemployment rate has declined, families still need free or lower-priced school meals. "Definitely the trend is going up," Tamra Jackson, nutrition program supervisor with the state Education Department said of the increased need. "Across the country, that is what the trend is."
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