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Massachusetts considers making universal free school meals permanent

A new bill would require schools in the state to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.
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A new bill introduced in Massachusetts aims to provide universal free meals to students.

HD 766 would require schools in the state to provide free breakfast and lunch each day to all children at school.

Massachusetts is one of a handful of states that continued serving universal free meals to students after U.S. Department of Agriculture waivers that allowed school nutrition programs to feed all students for free nationwide expired last June. Its free meals are set to end this school year, however.

Rhode Island, Minnesota and several other states have also debuted universal free meals bills this legislative session.

See which states currently offer universal free meals via the map below:

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