Lunch prices will rise, due to a new federal law


NORTH CANAAN — The good news is the lunch program at North Canaan Elementary School is finally running solidly in the black. The school has struggled for years to strike a balance between healthy offerings and at least breaking even financially.

The bad news is that the lunch price will go up a nickel with the new school year — not to meet costs, but to comply with the law.

The federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 takes effect July 1. It dictates what can be served and for how much, in schools that take lunch subsidies.

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