NJ lags on CEP

Just half of NJ schools are using an option that allows them to feed school meals to all students for free.

Known as Community Eligibility, this option in federal child nutrition programs reduces paperwork and provides higher per-meal reimbursements.

According to a new report from the Food Research & Action Center, just half of New Jersey schools are taking advantage of this option. If more New Jersey schools participated in CEP, they would be able to feed more children school breakfast and lunch.

Read the report.

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