Opinion: Canceling school lunch debt would have meaningful impact for children’s health

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“Pandemic, epidemic – these words have become part of our everyday vocabulary in the light of COVID-19 over the past few years. However, we cannot forget the other illness that plagues our society, threatening the wellbeing and growth of our younger generations. Childhood obesity is an ever-growing problem that is affecting our communities, leading to chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure in adulthood.  Children experiencing poverty are most at risk.”


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