All Detroit Public Schools students from kindergarten through 12th grade will get free breakfast, lunch and snacks starting this fall under a federal pilot program, the district announced Tuesday.
Michigan's largest public school district said the program's goal is to "ensure all children receive healthy meals, regardless of income."
Most Detroit schoolchildren also meet income rules for free lunch.
The free meals are part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Option Program, the district said. Michigan is one of three states selected to participate in the pilot program for the 2011-12 school year. Districts in Michigan can participate if at least 40 percent of their students are entitled to public assistance.
Should only be given to those that actually learn instead of those who smoke dope and ruin classroom cohesion.