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For Food Service Directors
By American Association of School Administrators (AASA), School Governance & Leadership, Winter 2013.
Make the Case for the Community Eligibility Option
The new Community Eligibility Option (CEO) allows high poverty schools to offer both breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students while eliminating
the traditional school meal application process for schools. CEO benefits students and the school nutrition department's bottom line—it increases
participation in the school nutrition programs by offering breakfast and lunch for free to all students; reduces administrative work for school districts
by eliminating the need to qualify students for free and reduced-price meals and track which children are participating; and improves the overall financial
viability of the school nutrition programs in high poverty schools.