Thousands of Students Could Lose Free School Meals if SNAP Changes

Education Week: A Trump administration plan to tighten eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could have a secondary effect: hundreds of thousands of children losing automatic eligibility for free school lunches, child hunger groups warn.

The proposal, announced Tuesday, would curb broad-based categorical eligibility, an provision that allows states to streamline the application process SNAP, commonly known as food stamps, for families who participate in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

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