Booklist Review
This entry in the Points of View series asks readers to thoughtfully consider both sides of the debate surrounding free school lunches. The even-handed text gives readers a succinct history of the National School Lunch Program and the nutritional standards that have been imposed on free meals served in schools. Readers will have to ponder the pros and cons of the program: Will free meals make low-income students feel singled out? Is this program too costly or wasteful? After all the information has been presented, readers are asked to form their own opinions and weigh in on the debate. The text is bolstered by Know the Facts! boxes, captioned photo illustrations, and a final yes/no list summarizing key arguments. An excellent exercise in critical thinking and informed decision making.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2017 Booklist