#FoodFri Tweetchat: Community Eligibilty for Free School Breakfast and Lunch
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act will expand universal free school meals in high poverty schools in your state. This means that low-income children in high poverty schools will have access to a FREE healthy breakfast and lunch. This will change a child’s whole day, every day, for the better!
Starting next school year (2014-2015), the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) will be available to over 15,000 high poverty schools nationwide. That is monumental and we want to make sure that eligible schools have the opportunity to enroll. States published lists of eligible and near-eligible schools for community eligibility on May 1st. By June 30, school districts must decide if they want to implement CEP in some or all of their schools.
MomsRising members were instrumental to the expansion of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Now, we must raise our voices again to ensure schools take advantage of CEP.
Let's get the word out!
To join and follow the conversation on Twitter use the #FoodFri Hashtag in each tweet.
You can also follow the chat on Twubs.com/FoodFri. Twubs allows you to follow MomsRising’s registered hashtags by creating an account. Below I have noted the steps.
- Create an account using an email or your Twitter account.
- Enter the desired hashtag, #FoodFri, #WellnessWed or #EcoTipTue, in the search box found at the top of the page. Click Enter. A new page will open with the desired chat.
- Find the “Join This Twub” button found on the right-hand side bar and join the group.
- Adjust the speed of the conversation to your liking. Options are: Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, or Slowest.
- Introduce yourself and join the conversation, by entering your comment, tips, or questions in the “Tweet to #FoodFri as [YourName] box”
- Or, respond to a specific tweet by hovering over the right-hand side of the individual’s tweet and selecting one of the icons.
More about our #FoodFri Featured Panelist:
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a Nonprofit, nonpartisan policy organziation, working at the federal & state level, on fiscal policy & public programs affecting low/moderate-income families & individuals. To learn more, visit their website cbpp.org. You can also follow them on Twitter and Facebook.