USDA School Meal Programs: Verification Response Rate Challenge


The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is pleased to announce the Verification Response Rate Challenge for school meals!  We would like for school food authority (SFA) and State agency staff to share success stories and innovative ideas on increasing household response rates in the annual verification process for school meals.

FNS has set up the Verification Response Rate Challenge as a contest in order to make it fun and encourage participation.  All types of submissions are welcome, including short videos, short stories, and simple text entries.  Public discussion boards will be used to build upon each solution that is submitted.  Up to seven winners (Potential Game Changer, Popular Choice, Best Documented, and Honorable Mention) will be highlighted at the SNA 2017 Annual National Conference in Atlanta in July 2017.

Please click on the link to see the challenge:

Submissions for the Challenge (and comments on the discussion boards) will be accepted through 2:00 p.m. ET on June 15, 2017.  Voting is open from 10 a.m. on June 16, 2017 through 2:00 p.m. ET on June 22, 2017.