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Direct Certification in the National School Lunch Program: State Implementation Progress School Year 2010-2011


  • Quinn Moore
  • Kevin Conway
  • Brandon Kyler


This report to Congress assesses the effectiveness of state and local efforts to directly certify children for free school meals without the need for household applications by using data from other means-tested programs. At the start of the 2010-2011 school year, 1.9 million more children were directly certified for free school meals than in the previous year.

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  • Quinn Moore & Kevin Conway & Brandon Kyler, 2011. "Direct Certification in the National School Lunch Program: State Implementation Progress School Year 2010-2011," Mathematica Policy Research Reports 4d8a5fb7052e459390082eec6, Mathematica Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:mpr:mprres:4d8a5fb7052e459390082eec61b65065

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    Direct Certification NSLP National School Lunch Program Nutrition;

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    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health


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