News about NJ Child Nutrition

Get the latest info about P-EBT, Community Eligibility & other child nutrition programs for NJ kids!

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Community Eligibility

New Jersey lags other states when it comes to participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows schools to feed all kids for free, while reducing the amount of paperwork they must collect from families.

Just a little more than half of eligible New Jersey schools participating in CEP in the 2020-21 school year, according to a recent report from the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). Nationally, 68% of schools participated.

Read FRAC’s Report.

FRAC provides a host of resources to help school officials participate in CEP.

View Resources.

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P-EBT benefits on the way!

The New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS) has begun delivering extra food assistance to school children who would have received free or reduced-price school

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