More students in the U.S. are getting free dinners as part of after-school programs under the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which allows programs to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the meals they serve. In Seattle, one after-school program has students set up tables and chairs and help serve the meal, while offering them a nutrition lesson as well. "This program is as important as anything we do," said Mark Smith, an organization spokesman.

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