Community Eligibility Series, Part 2: Making it Work with ISPs Below 60%

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The School Nutrition Association (SNA) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) have partnered to bring you a webinar focused on the Community Eligibility Provision, a Federal option that allows high poverty schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.

Community Eligibility also reduces administrative work. It eliminates the need to collect school meal applications and track students by their eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals. It improves economies of scale, because participation in school breakfast and lunch increases when all students eat for free.

The Community Eligibility reimbursement formula determines what percent of meals are reimbursed at the free and paid rates. While districts with identified student percentage (ISPs) of 60 percent or greater receive the free rate for nearly all the meals served, thousands of schools across the country have determined that operating community eligibility with ISPs below 60 percent is the right choice for their district. It is not only financially viable, but it also benefits the students. Join this webinar to learn how other districts have operated Community Eligibility with ISPs below 60% to see if you can make it work in your district.

Successful completion of the webinar and quiz is awarded 1 SNA CEU, or 1 CPEU for RDs/DTRs.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the basics of how Community Eligibility works and how schools determine eligibility
  2. Identify ways to operate Community Eligibility with ISPs below 60 percent.
  3. Describe best practices for increasing participation to ensure Community Eligibility is financially viable when operating with ISPs below 60 percent.


Alison Maurice
Child Nutrition Policy Analyst
Food Research & Action Center

Additional Speakers TBA


SNA CEUs: 1.00
Key Area 3:
CPEUs: 1.00 RDs, RDNs, and DTRs
SNA CEUs and CPEUs are awarded after the successful completion of the post-webinar quiz.

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Community Eligibility Series, Part 2: Making it Work with ISPs Below 60%

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