Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
On April 4, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle, responds to an article published in the Spirit of Jefferson about the West Virginia Senate, which just passed a bill for free school lunches.
According to the local newspaper, the Spirit of Jefferson, the State Senate of West Virginia unanimously passed a bill on March 29th that would create public-private funding partnerships. The goal of the partnerships would be to provide free school lunches for each of the state’s counties. According to the article, “In 2011, more than 25 percent of West Virginia children lived in households below the federal poverty level, according to the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. About 50 percent of children lived below the self-sufficiency standard.”
Since no new state funds are being appropriated for this program, the success of the endeavor will partly depend on school meal participation rates and private donations.
“In order to stay healthy and focused in class, all students should be provided with the opportunity to consume a school lunch, no matter what their economic situation is,” says Yumi Media representative Justin Maas. “We hope that healthy school lunches will be provided, including vegetarian options like Quorn. We are encouraged to see West Virginia lawmakers take a step in helping this become a reality.”
Yumi Media is a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle. Launched in 2012, Yumi Media was founded by a group of friends as a way to explore their mutual love of food while sharing that love with the community at large. Whether you’re looking for something cutting-edge, like Quorn, or comfort food like mom used to make, Yumi Media is your one-stop resource.