Community Eligibility Series, Part 3: Strategies for Partial Implementation

On Wednesday, April 11, 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 (CEP). Community Eligibility is a Federal option that allows high poverty schools to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. Community Eligibility reduces administrative work by eliminating the need to collect school meal applications and track students by their eligibility for free and reduced-price school meals. It also improves economies of scale because participation in school breakfast and lunch increases when all students eat for free.

There is a lot of flexibility in how Community Eligibility is implemented at the district-level. Districts can implement in one school, a group of schools, a mix of individual sites and groups, or as an entire district. While many school districts across the country operate Community Eligibility as an entire school district, there are instances where partial implementation makes the most financial sense for a school district. Join this webinar to learn strategies for making partial Community Eligibility implementation work in your school 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. Know strategies for partial Community Eligibility implementation.
  3. Describe best practices for communicating to community and other key stakeholders in the school to gain buy-in for partial Community Eligibility implementation.


Alison Maurice
Child Nutrition Policy Analyst
Food Research & Action Center

Other speakers TBD.


SNA CEUs: 1.00
Key Area 3: Administration
Key Topic: 3100
Subtopic: 3130 - Understand and Apply Community Eligibility (CE)
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 3: Strategies for Partial Implementation

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