With the annexation of Roseland by Santa Rosa, one of the things that hasn’t changed is the high rate of students qualifying for free and reduced lunches at school. Nearly ninety percent of students in the district take advantage of this key boost to their health — that’s according to the California Department of Education.
KRCB’s Adia White went to the first day of school at Roseland Elementary to find out how food insecurity affects student health.
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