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Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for SY 2015-16

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DATE: December 13, 2016
SUBJECT: Release of the FNS-828 Paid Lunch Price Data for School Year 2015-16
TO: Regional Directors
Special Nutrition Programs
All Regions
State Agencies
Child Nutrition Programs
All States

Section 12 (p) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and 7 CFR 210.14 (e)(7) require school food authorities (SFAs) to report their paid reimbursable lunch prices to the state agency for publication by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Guidance on the submission of paid prices through the School Food Authority Paid Lunch Report (FNS-828) and determination of the most frequently charged price was provided to SFAs and state agencies in SP 18-2012, issued Feb. 24, 2012.

This memorandum announces the publication of the paid lunch prices for SFAs participating in the National School Lunch Program for school year 2015-16. SFAs reported the most frequently charged price for elementary, middle/junior high and high school levels to their state agency. A complete list of prices, submitted to FNS by state agencies, is attached to this memorandum in a Microsoft Excel worksheet.

State agencies are reminded to distribute this memorandum and attachment to their program operators. SFAs should contact their state agencies with any questions and state agencies should direct questions to their appropriate FNS regional office.

Sarah E. Smith-Holmes
Program Monitoring and Operational Support Division
Child Nutrition Programs


Page updated: April 07, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.