Income Eligibility

Any individual who is categorically eligible and is either adjunctively eligible or has income less than 185 percent of poverty, defined by federal guidelines according to family size.

Nutritionally at Risk

Any individual assessed by a competent professional with a condition that puts them at risk for poor nutritional conditions. There are five broad nutritional risk criteria: (1) anthropometric risk (e.g., height and weight); (2) biochemical risk (e.g., low hematocrit); (3) medical risk (e.g., diabetes mellitus); (4) dietary risk (e.g., inappropriate dietary patterns); and (5) predisposing nutritional risk factors (e.g., homelessness).

Poverty Line

Department of Health and Human Services poverty guidelines, which depend on family size alone.

Prediction Error Rate

The percentage difference between the estimated number of full-funding participants and the actual number of reported participants in a given year.

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