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Military Families and Eligibility in the Child Nutrition Programs

Last Published: 09/05/2013

We have been asked to clarify child nutrition policy for households affected by deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and possible future military contingencies. In recent years, we have addressed the deployment of family members for military service to accommodate free and reduced price meal eligibility determinations, tier I day care home determinations, and meal benefits for children temporarily residing with their providers. This memorandum reiterates our guidance on these issues.

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