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Three Schools Pilot New Meal Program

Spokane Public Schools is committed to providing all students with all the tools they need to succeed – this includes nutritious meals that everyone can enjoy together. This year, SPS is piloting a new school meal program at Grant, Holmes and Stevens elementary schools to offer breakfast and lunch every day to all students at no charge.

Congress passed the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as a part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, which goes into effect nationally this school year. The CEP benefits include:

  • More students eating nutritious meals each day.
  • No need for meal applications, which means no waiting for application approval before kids can eat.
  • Quicker serving lines, so kids have more time to slow down and eat.
  • No need to contact families with low or negative meal account balances.

     

    Families at the schools piloting this program will receive a special form at the start of the school year that will gather the data needed to maintain state and federal funding levels as a school and as a district. SPS is excited about the great benefits the CEP program may have for more schools in the future.


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