Proposed SNAP changes could cut automatic free lunch for 1 million students

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The USDA has released an analysis showing that almost 1 million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school meals if the current administration’s proposal to change SNAP eligibility goes into effect, ABC News reports. 

Students of families who are no longer eligible for SNAP could still be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals, but they would have to apply separately to continue to receive them. 

The USDA says the proposal could cut $90 million a year from its breakfast and school lunch program. The public commenting period on the proposed changes will be reopened for two weeks. 

Read the full story via abcnews.go.com.


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