To ensure widespread and effective adoption of CEP in your state, you can:
- Spread the word - community eligibility is a relatively new program and many key decision makers may be unaware of the program and its benefits. Send a letter to the editor, use social media or encourage your governor or state agency officials to publicize CEP.
- Identify eligible schools - states are required to post lists of eligible schools and districts on their websites. Use this searchable database to find eligible schools in your state.
- Encourage eligible schools to participate - work with relevant decision makers, such as administrators, school board members, school food service staff and others.
Schools that implement CEP quickly become advocates for it; it’s an effective way to increase breakfast participation. Check out this guide targeted at advocates to promote community eligibility and learn how to get involved as a CEP advocate.