Some NYC students eat free breakfast at their desks

11/17/2008 | NYTimes.com

Some New York City schools are handing free breakfasts to students when they enter the school building, saying more students will take advantage of the free meals if they can eat them in their classrooms instead of arriving at school early and eating in the cafeteria. "Any program that feeds hungry children, improves education, reduces tardiness and absenteeism is clearly an overwhelming public good," said the executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger.

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