In Wisconsin, where 42.5% of students qualify for free or reduced price school meals, officials say the nutritious meals students eat at school can help them perform better academically. "A hungry child can't learn," said Peggy West, food services director in Oshkosh. "That's as old as time. We know that for some children, breakfast and lunch may be the only meals they're going to get. Some kids come back to school from a weekend awfully hungry."

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