Strategies to Maximize Completed School Meal Applications During COVID-19

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Effective outreach to collect school meals applications, sometimes called “free and reduced-price meals applications” or “household income reports,” is critical to the successful operation of school nutrition programs. While always challenging to collect, COVID-19 has made this process even more difficult. This resource provides emerging best practices for school nutrition departments to maximize the number of completed school meal applications submitted by families.