Food & Nutrition Services Madison School District. Program Changes for 2012-2013. Law Requirements. Sec. 201 – Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 Meals must reflect the Dietary Guidelines Regulations based on the recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Program Changes for 2012-2013
Effective July 1, 2011, Section 205 of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires districts to receive the same monetary level of support for all lunches served. This includes students who are not categorically eligible for free or reduced price lunches (paid lunch).
We are now required by law to raise the paid lunch price in order to be equitable to the category free reimbursement rate of $2.77 per lunch served
The federal reimbursement rate for each paid lunch is currently $.26 cents. Combining this with the district average paid price of $2.07 would equal $2.33. Madison is in a shortfall of approximately $.44 cents per paid lunch served.
The minimum required increase to the average paid lunch price is 10 cents each school year. This would be done annually until a paid lunch price is equitable to the free reimbursement rate. We are able to increase prices more than 10 cents per year and would be credited in following years for the additional increase.