Biting back against child poverty begins in school cafeterias

Biting back against child poverty begins in school cafeterias:

School cafeterias could hold the winning ingredients in the struggle to break down the cycle of inter-generationally transmitted poverty, a research report conducted last year by Boğaziçi University’s Social Policy Forum suggested.

According to the report entitled, “Is it possible to provide free lunch at primary public schools?” global statistics paint a grim picture of the situation for children in Turkey living beneath the breadline. One in every four children in Turkey lives in poverty and despite the fact that Turkey has the 16th largest economy in the world, the country ranks bottom amongst the 34 member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


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