Resource | Policy Memos | SP29-2017
2017 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools

This is the 2017 Edition of Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools. This best practice guide is designed to support State agencies and local program operators in their efforts to find workable solutions to the challenge of unpaid meal charges. This edition incorporates clarifications requested by State agencies and FNS Regional Offices. Changes are highlighted throughout the guide.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP23-2017
Unpaid Meal Charges: Guidance and Q&As

This Question and Answer memorandum is designed to provide an overview of policies related to unpaid meal charges and to address common questions the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture has received from state agencies, school food authorities, and local program operators. The Q&A includes questions related to the local charge policy requirement, student eligibility for free or reduced price meals, payment options for families, alternate meals, and debt collections.