Community Eligibility Statement

Children’s HealthWatch encourages school districts to notify their state agencies before August 31, 2014 to opt in for Community Eligibility for the 2014-15 school year. Community Eligibility, a key provision in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, fills the prescription for food every day by ensuring communities serving low income children have the opportunity to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students. Ensuring that children of all ages have enough healthy food to eat every day is essential for them to have the best opportunity for a healthy, productive future.