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Health Indicator Report of Public Education - Free and Reduced Price Lunch Eligibility

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.
Includes only schools governed by a public school district, including district-authorized charters. Does not include Early Childhood, Headstart, Pre-K, or similar facilities.

Data Source

New Mexico Public Education Department, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe NM 87501. Phone: (505)827-5800. Website:


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


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


Number of enrolled students.

Other Objectives

New Mexico Early Learning Indicator
Page Content Updated On 08/21/2017, Published on 08/28/2017
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Content updated: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:22:24 MDT