Resources – Food Research & Action Center http://www.frac.org.php56-17.dfw3-1.websitetestlink.com Food Research & Action Center Tue, 22 May 2018 15:00:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Best Practices for Engaging With Households About School Meal Debt http://www.frac.org.php56-17.dfw3-1.websitetestlink.com/research/resource-library/best-practices-engaging-households-school-meal-debt Tue, 08 May 2018 19:37:04 +0000 /?post_type=resource&p=5081 School meals programs provide children with the opportunity to receive the nutrition they need throughout the school day. Many households participate in school meals programs to ensure that their children are fed when they are away from home. There are various instances, however, when a household that is not certified for free or reduced-price school […]

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School meals programs provide children with the opportunity to receive the nutrition they need throughout the school day. Many households participate in school meals programs to ensure that their children are fed when they are away from home. There are various instances, however, when a household that is not certified for free or reduced-price school meals may not be able to pay for school meals. Reasons for the lack of money on the school lunch account can vary from a change in household income status, a misunderstanding of school meal procedures, or simply forgetting to refill the account. When this occurs, school districts should ensure that communication about the debt is held with the households and not the students. There are several effective strategies for outreach and engagement with households that have school meal debt.

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Cutting Food Assistance is a Bad Deal for Women and Families http://www.frac.org.php56-17.dfw3-1.websitetestlink.com/research/resource-library/cutting-food-assistance-bad-deal-women-families Thu, 03 May 2018 18:38:53 +0000 /?post_type=resource&p=5052 This fact sheet, from the National Women’s Law Center and the Food Research & Action Center, describes how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps lift and keep low-income women and families out of poverty, and highlights how proposed changes to SNAP in the 2018 House Farm Bill would harm women and families.

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This fact sheet, from the National Women’s Law Center and the Food Research & Action Center, describes how the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps lift and keep low-income women and families out of poverty, and highlights how proposed changes to SNAP in the 2018 House Farm Bill would harm women and families.

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Rural Hunger in America: Afterschool Meals http://www.frac.org.php56-17.dfw3-1.websitetestlink.com/research/resource-library/rural-hunger-america-afterschool-meals Wed, 02 May 2018 16:43:25 +0000 /?post_type=resource&p=5047 The Afterschool Nutrition Programs fill the hunger gap that exists after school for millions of low-income children in rural communities. The programs, which include the Child and Adult Care Afterschool Meal Program and the National School Lunch Program Afterschool Snack Program, provide federal funding to afterschool programs operating in low-income areas to serve meals and […]

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The Afterschool Nutrition Programs fill the hunger gap that exists after school for millions of low-income children in rural communities. The programs, which include the Child and Adult Care Afterschool Meal Program and the National School Lunch Program Afterschool Snack Program, provide federal funding to afterschool programs operating in low-income areas to serve meals and snacks to children 18 and under after school, on weekends, and during school holidays.

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Summer Meals in Rural Communities – Get the Facts http://www.frac.org.php56-17.dfw3-1.websitetestlink.com/research/resource-library/summer-meals-rural-communities-get-facts Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:20:57 +0000 /?post_type=resource&p=5031 The Summer Nutrition Programs can fill the hunger gap that exists during summer break for millions of low-income children in rural communities. Pairing summer meals with summer programs addresses the loss in learning that too many low-income children experience over the summer months.

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The Summer Nutrition Programs can fill the hunger gap that exists during summer break for millions of low-income children in rural communities. Pairing summer meals with summer programs addresses the loss in learning that too many low-income children experience over the summer months.

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How It Works: Community Eligibility Grace Year http://www.frac.org.php56-17.dfw3-1.websitetestlink.com/research/resource-library/works-community-eligibility-grace-year Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:48:17 +0000 /?post_type=resource&p=4996 At the end of the community eligibility four-year cycle, school districts must reestablish their identified student percentage (ISP) to continue operating community eligibility. Those that no longer meet the 40 percent-eligibility threshold, but have an ISP of at least 30 percent, can continue to operate community eligibility for an additional year, called the “grace year.”

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At the end of the community eligibility four-year cycle, school districts must reestablish their identified student percentage (ISP) to continue operating community eligibility. Those that no longer meet the 40 percent-eligibility threshold, but have an ISP of at least 30 percent, can continue to operate community eligibility for an additional year, called the “grace year.”

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