Clinton Signs Bill to Fund Student Snacks
President Clinton signed legislation that will provide millions of dollars a year for snacks as part of a program to keep students in school after classes. Studies show that in the afternoon, between the last school bell and dinner bell, are the hours in which the most juvenile crime, teenage pregnancies and drug and alcohol experimentation occurs, the American School Food Service Assn. said. The bill provides more than $50 million for the expansion of a program to provide snacks in after school programs and allows school food service programs to provide reimbursable afternoon snacks to students. It also includes a pilot program that will provide free elementary school breakfasts in six school districts.