M.S. 131 in Chinatown was chosen as the launch site for the Department of Education's summer meals program on Tuesday.
The meals are described as nutritious and free of fat and sodium. Officials say studies show kids often don't get the proper nutrition during the summer. Advocates are concerned that not enough children are participating. Some say hundreds of thousands more should be involved in the program.
New York City has the largest summer meals program of its kind in the nation. Congress will soon consider a measure to extend federal funding for the program past next year's expiration date.
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STORY BY: Eyewitness News reporter Art MacFarland
WEB PRODUCED BY: Bob Monek