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Certification of Compliance

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act initially provided an additional 6-cents per lunch reimbursement to school food authorities that were certified to be in compliance with the new meal patterns. The increased reimbursement, a significant investment in improving the quality of school meals, was provided to school food authorities upon meeting the new meal patterns published in the final rule on Jan. 26, 2012. Funding became available starting Oct. 1, 2012.

School food authorities that continue to maintain compliance with meal requirements continue to receive this performance based funding which is adjusted annually if needed. The current performance based reimbursement rate is 9-cents per reimbursable lunch.


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