SP08-2006: Reauthorization 2004: Communication with Households

Last Published: 12/06/2013

We would like to remind you of the requirement concerning communications with households regarding application, certification and verification procedures for free and reduced school meals. Section 104(b)(1) of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (Act) amended the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act at 42 USC 1758(b)(8)(A) to require that: “Any communication with a household…shall be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the maximum extent practicable, in a language that parents and legal guardians can understand.”