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USDA rebrands its summer feeding of children as 'SUN Programs'

Roughly 30 million American children get meals at school for free, or at least at a reduced price. So the end of the school year disconnects kids from the places and programs that keep them fed.

Summer food programs for young people abound, and the federal government just revamped its program under the banner of SUN Programs: Summer Nutrition Programs for Kids. The branding is extensive, including SUN Bucks, SUN Meals, and more. Stacy Dean, the Deputy Under Secretary of USDA Food Nutrition and Consumer Services, joins us with details of the offerings.

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