A new report says Vermont has risen to third in the nation for participation in school breakfast programs.
The Food and Research Action Center’s "School Breakfast Scorecard" says nearly 15,000 low-income Vermont children ate breakfast daily at school during the last two school years. That’s up 15 percent from the previous year, the largest increase in the nation.
The Burlington Free Press says Vermont’s jump was likely triggered by a 2008 state law that expanded eligibility for free school breakfasts and the economic recession.
New Hampshire came in at 49th on the list.