Expanded federal funding for public schools to provide dinner for students has led more schools to serve three meals each day. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act provides federal funds for dinner service at schools where at least half of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. The change is expected to lead schools to serve about 21 million more dinners by 2015, and 29 million by 2020, at an additional cost of $641 million, according to Congressional Budget Office estimates.

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