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2017 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools

Last Published: 05/16/2017

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.

This edition replaces the version released in September 2016, SP 58-2016: 2016 Edition: Overcoming the Unpaid Meal Challenge: Proven Strategies from Our Nation’s Schools.

Additional information, policy guidance, and best practice resources may be found on the Unpaid Meal Charges page.

Document #: 
SP29-2017