This week we head over to KDE’s Division of School and Community Nutrition to spotlight Program Coordinator Christina Johnson.
Kentucky and five other states are participating in a federal pilot project that automatically will make students eligible for free school meals if their households receive Medicaid benefits. Kentucky joins Alaska, Florida, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania in the pilot phase of the project, which will begin on July 1 for school year 2012-13. The project is under the authority [...]
By USDA Food and Nutrition Service USDA announced recently that Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee were selected to participate in the initial year of an innovative universal free meal service option that makes it easier for low-income children to receive meals in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The “Community Eligibility Option” will allow schools in high-poverty areas to [...]