Economic Research Report No. (ERR-255) 28 pp
Characteristics of School Districts Offering Free School Meals to All Students Through the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Lunch Program
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows high-poverty schools to provide USDA school meals at no charge to all students. A new ERS report examines the characteristics of school districts that chose to participate.
Keywords: National School Lunch Program, Community Eligibility Provision, child nutrition, school meals, children, food assistance programs
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