University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Receiving weekend food improves school attendance among children living with hunger

Posted on June 10, 2019

Date: May 13, 2019
Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau

Children living in food-insecure households are more likely to attend school on Fridays if they’re participating in a food-distribution program that provides them with backpacks of meals for the weekend, researchers found in a new study.

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