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Suggested citation: National Research Council. (2012). Using American Community Survey Data to Expand Access to the School Meals Programs. Panel on Estimating Children Eligible for School Nutrition Programs Using the American Community Survey, A.L. Schirm and N.J. Kirkendall, Editors. Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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