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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -

By LAWRENCE MESSINA
Associated Press

Students should notice West Virginia's ambitious new plan targeting child hunger and academic performance when they first arrive at school starting this fall.

Education officials say expanding access to breakfast is likely the first component of the Feed to Achieve Act that will take effect.

A nearly unanimous Legislature passed the new law this session. It aims to make breakfast and lunch available to all public school students.

The underlying problem has been tackled elsewhere. Los Angeles public schools, for instance, provide breakfast that students bring to class. But some teachers complain of reduced instruction time and the food attracting pests.

West Virginia school nutrition chief Richard Goff says the state already offers breakfast in classrooms without complaints. He says the new law builds on programs already in place.

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