Group Hails NM On Providing Breakfasts At Schools

Jan 17, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report released by a nonprofit organization gives New Mexico a top ranking for providing breakfasts to low-income students at schools.

The report by the Food Research and Action Center says 70 percent of low-income students in New Mexico who receive lunch also got breakfasts during the 2011-2012 school year.

That's up from about 64 percent the year before.

The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/Uvkv4q ) says the report's rankings are the first since a new state law took effect.

The law requires high poverty elementary schools to serve breakfast in the first minutes of class.