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Williams, Kim; Kimathi, Moyo; Papa, Francesca; Miller, Morgan; Beyler, Nick – US Department of Agriculture, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the Child Nutrition (CN) Programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Milk Program (SMP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). FNS provides oversight, guidance,…
Descriptors: Food Service, Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Purchasing
Ranalli, Dennis; Templin, Joe; Applebaum, Maggie – US Department of Agriculture, 2021
This report responds to the requirement of PL 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Direct certification is a process conducted by the states and by local educational agencies (LEAs) to certify eligible children for free meals without the need for household applications.…
Descriptors: National Programs, Lunch Programs, Certification, Eligibility
US Department of Agriculture, 2019
The Mountain Plains Region (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming), in partnership with the Southwest Region (Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas), have combined efforts to produce the first cross-regional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Federal Programs, Welfare Services, Low Income Groups
Ollinger, Michael; Guthrie, Joanne; Peo, Audrey – US Department of Agriculture, 2018
The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs are operated locally by school food authorities (SFAs), usually a part of the local school district. SFAs are reimbursed at nationally set rates for the cost of meals served to participating students. Previous USDA, Economic Research Service…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Costs, Food
Rogus, Stephanie; Guthrie, Joanne; Ralston, Katherine – US Department of Agriculture, 2018
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program allows high-poverty schools to provide USDA school meals at no charge to all of their students. USDA reimbursement for meals is simplified by making use of routinely collected administrative data, such as participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program…
Descriptors: School Districts, Institutional Characteristics, Lunch Programs, National Programs
US Department of Agriculture, 2018
This report responds to the requirement of PL 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of state and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Direct certification is a process conducted by the states and by local educational agencies (LEAs) to certify eligible children for free meals without the need for household applications.…
Descriptors: National Programs, Lunch Programs, Certification, Eligibility
US Department of Agriculture, 2017
Education is closely linked with economic outcomes. This report highlights key trends in educational attainment among rural Americans and the relationship between educational attainment and economic prosperity for rural people and places. Rural Americans are increasingly educated, but gains in educational attainment vary across demographic groups.…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Trends, Economic Impact
US Department of Agriculture, 2017
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is essential to improving the health and nutrition among low-income individuals. During Fiscal Year 2017, over 42 million people living in nearly 21 million households received SNAP in the United States. Within the Mountain Plains Region (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska,…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Federal Programs, Welfare Services, Low Income Groups
US Department of Agriculture, 2016
Many people have definitions for the term rural, but seldom are these rural definitions in agreement. For some, rural is a subjective state of mind. For others, rural is an objective quantitative measure. In this brief report the United States Department of Agriculture presents the following information along with helpful links for the reader: (1)…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Definitions, Information Sources, Health Programs
Moore, Quinn; Conway, Kevin; Kyler, Brandon; Gothro, Andrew – US Department of Agriculture, 2016
This report responds to the legislative requirement of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-234) to assess the effectiveness of State and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Direct certification is a process conducted by the States and by local…
Descriptors: National Programs, Lunch Programs, Certification, Eligibility
Moore, Quinn; Conway, Kevin; Kyler, Brandon; Gothro, Andrew – US Department of Agriculture, 2016
This report responds to the requirement of Public Law 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of State and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Direct certification is a process conducted by the States and by local educational agencies (LEAs) to certify eligible children for free meals without the need for household…
Descriptors: National Programs, Lunch Programs, Certification, Eligibility
Harkness, Joseph; Logan, Christopher W.; Shivji, Azim; Nisar, Hiren; Connor, Patty – US Department of Agriculture, 2015
Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 made the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) available to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and schools in high poverty areas. Under the CEP, families are not required to submit applications for free or reduced-price meals, and schools must provide free lunch and breakfast to…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Federal Programs, Eligibility
Hulsey, Lara; Gordon, Anne; Leftin, Joshua; Beyler, Nicholas; Schirm, Allen; Smither-Wulsin, Claire; Crumbley, Will – US Department of Agriculture, 2015
This report presents findings from the Access Evaluation, a study component that is designed to assess the potential impacts of direct certification-Medicaid (DC-M) on students' access to free school meals by conducting retrospective simulations of DC-M in school year 2011-2012, the year before the demonstration began. For the Access Evaluation,…
Descriptors: Lunch Programs, Breakfast Programs, Welfare Services, Income
US Department of Agriculture, 2015
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation's highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Breakfast Programs, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
Moore, Quinn; Conway, Kevin; Kyler, Brandon; Gothro, Andrew – US Department of Agriculture, 2015
This report responds to the requirement of Public Law 110-246 to assess the effectiveness of State and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals. Direct certification is a process conducted by the States and by local educational agencies (LEAs) to certify eligible children for free meals without the need for household…
Descriptors: National Programs, Lunch Programs, Certification, Eligibility
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