USDA Community Eligibility Provision Characteristics Study
Reports on the school meal service Community Eligible Provisions (CEP) in low-income areas based on data from school years 2014-2015 and 2016-2017. Discusses characteristics of participating and non-participating Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and schools, the perceived benefits and barriers of participation, and impacts of CEP. Includes data on eligibility and participation of LEAs in rural areas.
Jim Murdoch, Hiren Nisar, Devin Wallace-Williams, et al.
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Food security and nutrition · Poverty · Schools · Statistics and data