Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Meal Claiming 101

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The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) ensures that all students can participate in school breakfast and lunch at no cost. It also changes how a school nutrition department can count and claim meals and operate point-of-service.

This resource explains how meals are counted and claimed at schools using CEP and provides tips for point-of-service.