Data Shows Nearly Half Of Student State-Wide Receive Free, Reduced Price Lunch

It's the nutrition that keeps your kids going throughout the day, but for some families, paying for school lunches can be a stretch.

A study called Kids Count in Michigan shows nearly half of public school students state-wide received free and reduced price lunches in 2010.

Emmet County comes in at 40.8-percent, slightly below the state average.

9&10 News talked to both Petoskey and Alanson schools where they've noticed more students start qualifying for the program in just the last couple of years.

Christina Vecchioni and photojournalist Eric Davis have the story.

Click on the link to the left for more of the Kids Count in Michigan data.