USDA Selects State Candidates for Universal Free Meal Pilot

USDA has announced that ten states have been selected as finalists to participate in a pilot program for a universal free meal service option designed to make it easier for low-income children to receive meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The Community Eligibility Option will allow schools in high-poverty areas to provide free breakfasts and lunch to all students, using preexisting data to determine the eligibility of students to receive free nutrition assistanc

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