Eligible students who received free or reduced-price meals during the school year in California

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Definitions: Children Now’s analysis of California Food Policy Advocates’ Average Daily Participation School Year Count and Total Count of students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Numbers and percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Data Source:

1) California Food Policy Advocates (2018). “School’s Out…Who Ate?” 2017 Report. Retrieved August 2018 from https://cfpa.net/sowa-2017/

2) California Department of Education, Public Files (n.d.). Free and Reduced Price Meal Count (K-12) data 2016. Retrieved August 2018 from https://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sd/sd/filessp.asp