(02/17/2016)
WV extends national lead in school breakfast participation

By Ryan Quinn, Staff Writer for the Gazette-Mail

For every 100 Mountain State students who received free or reduced-price lunch last school year, about 82 received free or reduced-price breakfast, according to an annual scorecard that ranks West Virginia No. 1 in the United States for breakfast participation for the second consecutive year.

West Virginia's breakfast participation ratio in the 2014-15 academic year saw an increase of nine students per 100 from the previous school year, according to the Food Research and Action Center's latest School Breakfast Scorecard, which was released Tuesday.

West Virginia's participation ratio in the federally funded breakfast program is far above the 71 students per 100 ratio in New Mexico, the state with the next-highest level of breakfast participation, according to the scorecard. New Mexico also was No. 2 the previous school year, when it was at 72 students per 100....

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