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Comments on Interim Rule for Certification of Compliance

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7.12.2012 USDA published an interim rule "Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for the National School Lunch Program Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010", that went in to effect July 1, 2012. State agencies and School Food Authorities are already preparing for the certification of compliance phase in order to receive the additional 6 cents reimbursement for lunch. CFPA prepared comments for FNS suggesting that they provide additional guidance to states about how SFAs can engage students, develop food service staff, share recipes, and increase the amount of freshly prepared food so that the updated meals are appealing to students.

Interim Rule can be found here, link

CFPA's Comments can be found here, PDF