Fast Fact -March 20, 2020

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: March 20, 2020

Many children across our state depend on healthy school meals every day. In the 2019-2020 school year, 41 percent of Colorado’s public school students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch due to their families’ limited incomes. Research demonstrates that access to nutritional meals is essential to a child’s overall health, and can impact their behavior and academic performance as well. To see data on students who depend on free or reduced-price lunches in your school district or county, please visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit