March 4, 2019

FRAC 101: How Advocates Can Successfully Conduct 2019 Community Eligibility Outreach

March 4, 2019 Community eligibility is a federal provision that allows high-poverty schools and school districts to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students. Community eligibility increases school meal participation, reduces food insecurity, and improves school nutrition budgets. More than 24,000 schools nationwide have implemented this provision in the 2017-2018 school year. […]

October 18, 2018

#RaiseYourHand for Community Eligibility Districts During #NSLW2018

October 18, 2018 National School Lunch Week 2018 is the perfect time to applaud school districts for expanding access to school lunch (and breakfast) by adopting community eligibility. Community eligibility reduces barriers to school meal participation by allowing high-poverty schools to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students while also eliminating the […]

December 3, 2017

Remember this December: Hunger is Solvable

Media Contact:                                                                   Emily Pickren 202-640-1118 epickren@frac.org WASHINGTON, December 3, 2017 — ‘Tis the season to highlight the public nutrition programs that are critical to keeping low-income children and families from going hungry. These programs also improve health and well-being for children and adults, boost educational outcomes for children, increase productivity, and grow the economy. “Remember […]

April 24, 2017

FRAC Celebrates Every Kid Healthy Week

Schools across the country are celebrating the fifth annual Every Kid Healthy Week (EKHW) this week. EKHW is an opportunity for schools, families, volunteers, and community organizations to mark their accomplishments in creating healthier school environments for students. More than 3,500 schools and 2 million students, school staff, and community volunteers have celebrated EKHW since […]

March 7, 2016

FRAC’s Jim Weill Speaks with Secretary Vilsack

FRAC President Jim Weill and USDA Secretary Vilsack Chat About School Breakfast Jim Weill had the opportunity for a one-on-one conversation with USDA Secretary Vilsack last week to talk about the importance of federal nutrition programs. We’ll be posting excerpts from the conversation throughout the week here on FRAC’s new blog, FRAC Chat. Jim Weill: […]