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School Food Authorities (SFAs) must annually verify student eligibility from a sample of household applications approved for free and reduced price meals from the current school year.
The Eligibility Manual for School Meals provides comprehensive information on the Federal requirements, policies, and procedures for establishing eligibility in USDA School Meals Programs.


Verification Materials - Updated for Seamless Summer Option

Verification is the process of confirming the eligibility for free and reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program.

Verification Letter Templates:



Tanya Kirtz
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 266-2410
Ann Wiebelhaus
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 267-9233
Jane Maier
Nutrition Program Consultant
(608) 267-9217