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Students Eligible for the Free Lunch Program  New

Value: 64.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
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Comparison: U.S. Counties
Categories: Economy / Poverty
Economy / Government Assistance Programs
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of students eligible to participate in the Free Lunch Program under the National School Lunch Program.
Why this is important: 
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. The Free Lunch Program (FLP) under the NSLP has been providing nutritionally balanced lunches to children at no cost since 1946. Families who meet the income eligibility requirements or who receive Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can apply through their children's school to receive free meals. The FLP ensures that students who may otherwise not have access to a nutritious meal are fed during the school day. This helps students remain focused and productive in school. Moreover, the lunches help students meet their basic nutritional requirements when their families may not be able to consistently provide a balanced and varied diet.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 3,125 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

2006: 54.8 2008: 58.4 2009: 61.6 2010: 64.2

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Unit: percent
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Students Eligible for the Free Lunch Program  New

Value: 64.2 percent
Measurement
Period:
2010
Location: County : Dallas
Located in:
Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): Dallas-Plano-Irving
Substate Region: Region 3a
TEA Region: Region 10
State: Texas
[ View Every County ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Economy / Poverty
Economy / Government Assistance Programs
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of students eligible to participate in the Free Lunch Program under the National School Lunch Program.
Why this is important: 
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. The Free Lunch Program (FLP) under the NSLP has been providing nutritionally balanced lunches to children at no cost since 1946. Families who meet the income eligibility requirements or who receive Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits can apply through their children's school to receive free meals. The FLP ensures that students who may otherwise not have access to a nutritious meal are fed during the school day. This helps students remain focused and productive in school. Moreover, the lunches help students meet their basic nutritional requirements when their families may not be able to consistently provide a balanced and varied diet.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture - Food Environment Atlas
URL of Source:   http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-at...
URL of Data:   http://ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-environment-atlas/...
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: February 2014

Time Series Data

2006: 54.8 2008: 58.4 2009: 61.6 2010: 64.2

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home