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Higher Verification Response Rates: In 3 Easy Steps

Verification tends to pose one main challenge: there isn’t enough time, and usually, you’re out of ideas or resources on how to maximize the little of the few that you do have.

Luckily, there are ways to stretch your resources even further, and ways to encourage parents to submit responses. In this blog, we’ve broken down the best ways […]

By |November 6th, 2017|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

Rolling Verification & Other Strategies to Increase Response Rates

It’s known: ‘verification time’ for child nutrition programs is October 1st through November 15th.

That’s the way it’s been throughout most of our careers in child nutrition, and although it can be a hectic time for Local Education Areas (LEAs) as they attempt to reach out to parents and yield higher response rates, […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Cut Costs and Save Money – The Application Processing Edition

Are you on the cost-cutting bandwagon yet? I guess these days, it’s not so much a bandwagon as it is a necessary reality to stay afloat, but I digress. The point is – Saving Money. It’s the cool thing to do!

In my last cost-cutting post, we discussed ways to cut costs through efficient inventory management, […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Blog, Operations, Technology|0 Comments

Getting the Most Out of Free Lunch

The National School Lunch Program’s free and reduced lunch participation has increased dramatically over the past decades. As unfortunate as it may seem, the cause could be the growing number of children from families living in poverty. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, this number has risen from 15% in 2000 to 21% […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Blog, Operations|0 Comments

How to Get Accurate Reimbursement Claims in Your School Nutrition Program

There are a number of reasons why you want an accurate reimbursement claim. First, it keeps you from having to do it again. Remember that old saying, “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” Additionally, accurate claiming is critical to a successful administrative review. […]

By |April 14th, 2015|Blog, General, Operations, Technology|5 Comments

How to Benefit from Online Student Eligibility Applications

A few weeks ago we met Susan, a fictitious School Nutrition Director who just took the plunge and adopted online applications for student eligibility. While Susan is thrilled with the adoption she realized some roadblocks may appear on the road to successful implementation. Susan wanted to know the best way to take advantage of the […]

By |March 12th, 2015|Blog, Technology|0 Comments

5 Reasons You Should Consider Online Student Eligibility Applications

In a school district, far, far away, the school nutrition program director, let’s call her “Susan,” (a fictitious character not representing any known or living person) is under extreme pressure to meet the school district’s operating budget. She continually racks her brain for solutions to the problem and yet, comes up with nothing. Susan understands […]

By |February 26th, 2015|Blog, Technology|0 Comments