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National School Lunch Program

Certification of Compliance

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act provides an additional 6-cents per lunch reimbursement to school districts that certified to be in compliance with the new meal patterns. The increased reimbursement, a significant investment in improving the quality of school meals, are provided to school districts once they meet the new meal patterns published in the final rule on Jan. 26, 2012. Funding became available to school districts starting Oct. 1, 2012.


Policy Memos


Technical Assistance and Guidance Materials