Pilot to use Medicaid data to qualify free/reduced school meal status

Pilot to use Medicaid data to qualify free/reduced school meal status

The USDA pilot will launch next school year in handful of states.

The USDA plans to announce a new initiative to increase access to school meals for low-income children through a project that will allow interested state agencies that administer the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to use Medicaid data to certify students for free and reduced priced lunches, the White House has announced.

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