Share Your Thoughts: Increasing Verification Response Rate


USDA wants to hear from SNA members and is hosting a challenge around verification response rates. This challenge is an opportunity to take advantage of a national platform to share your success stories and your great ideas on how to increase household response rates in the annual school meals verification process!

Submit a short video clip, write a short story, or maybe a comic strip version of your ideas; submissions of all types are welcome. SNA President Becky Domokos-Bays and FNS Deputy Administrator for Child Nutrition Cindy Long are leading the judging panel, and FNS will highlight the winning submissions at SNA’s 2017 Annual National Conference in Atlanta, Ga.

The Verification Response Rate Challenge is part of a broader effort by FNS, working with SNA members, to test changes in verification materials and communication protocols. Through this joint effort our organizations are making tangible progress to increase verification response rates and reduce the risk of benefit loss by eligible households. We also see this challenge as essential to our combined commitment to improving outcomes and protecting the integrity of the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

The challenge runs through June 15th. So, take a few minutes to share your thoughts on how to increase household response rates, and forward this message to your peers around the country whose insights might also prove valuable! Visit for additional details and to submit your ideas.

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