SNA Submits Comment on Direct Certification Study

2017-09-22 | School Nutrition Association

SNA submitted a comment regarding the Submission for OMB review Comment Request on the Evaluation of the Direct Certification with Medicaid for Free and Reduced-Priced (DCM-F/RP) Meals Demonstration. In the comment submission, SNA requested that the designs of that study, as well as the Evaluation of the School Meal Data Collection Process, minimize the burden on responders. Child Nutrition Programs overall would greatly benefit from streamlined processes and procedures, including those related to school meal data collections and direct certification, and this was made clear. It was also noted that streamlining meal benefit eligibility requirement procedures should maintain and protect the integrity of the student information. SNA was happy to submit a comment and is looking forward to working with FNS in any way possible to ease meal eligibility procedures.