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Important Facts for Public Education - Free and Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility

Definition

The percentage of students eligible for the Free and Reduced Price Lunch program.

Numerator

Number of enrolled students eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Denominator

Number of enrolled students.

Why Is This Important?

The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to school children. Participation in the free and reduced price lunch program can reduce childhood food insecurity and allow children to have access to more nutritious foods. Food insecurity and related under-nutrition can negatively impact children's development and school performance. Having adequate nutrition promotes growth and development and reduces chronic disease risk.

Other Objectives

New Mexico Early Learning Indicator
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Content updated: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:22:24 MDT