When Kids Can’t Pay

Key Area 3, Administration, Code 3300
March 2018

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 1. “School lunch shaming” is a regulatory term.


2. Charitable donations specifically earmarked to pay student meal debt are often called ___ Funds.


3. Food and beverage items not part of the reimbursable meal are ___. 


4. SNA research found that in 2016, ___ of all responding districts had unpaid meal debt.


5. Unpaid meal debt can accumulate when families eligible for free meals fail to complete the application  


6. ___ requires school food authorities operating federal school meal programs to have a written policy for managing meal charges. 


7. Beginning in SY ___, written communication of meal charge policies must be provided to all households .


8. The government mandates that an alternative meal always be provided to students with meal debt.


9. Meal charging policies should establish ___.


10. Federal rules require school food authorities to obtain approval from the school board for any meal charging policy. 



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