CBPP will team up with MomsRising and the Food Research and Action Center in a tweet chat tomorrow (Friday, June 6) at 1 p.m. EDT on community eligibility — an exciting new option for high-poverty schools to serve nutritious breakfasts and lunches at no charge to all students, while reducing paperwork. The June 30 deadline for the 28,000 eligible schools to decide whether to adopt community eligibility is quickly approaching, and we want to make sure that school districts considering the option get the information they need.
During the tweet chat, @MomsRising, @CenterOnBudget, @becca_segal, and @fractweets will use the hashtag #FoodFri to answer questions and share success stories on community eligibility and school meals.
Meeting children’s nutritional needs prepares them to grow, learn, and thrive in the classroom. Ensuring that all children get a healthy breakfast and lunch is certainly of concern to parents, but teachers, schools, and neighborhoods benefit too when children get the food they need to succeed.