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Study: Free school meals can improve students’ health

CEP participation has been increasing since it was introduced in 2014-15, from 14,000 schools in 2,200 districts to 18,800 schools in almost 3,000 districts the following year, according to the study. In addition to relieving schools of the need to collect paperwork from families, CEP can eliminate concerns over lunch shaming, because none of the students have to pay and therefore won’t be given an “alternative meal” if they can’t pay their lunch debt.

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