INNOVATIVE THINKING
RIGOROUS APPROACHES
REAL WORLD IMPACT

 

Project

FNS Access, Participation, Eligibility, Certification Study

Official Title
Erroneous Payments in School Meals Study
Location(s)
Washington, DC
Dates
10/2015 – 4/2016
Market
Social Programs Practice Areas
Practice Areas
Child Nutrition and Hunger
Food Security
Services
Research Services
Client
U.S Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS)
Sub To
Westat

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) depends upon the Access, Participation, Eligibility and Certification (APEC) Study Series to provide “reliable, national estimates of erroneous payments made to school districts in which the NSLP and SBP operate.”  IMPAQ provided background research assistance to the third study in the APEC series. We delivered subject matter expertise on multiple tasks, including: participating in weekly team meetings, advising the research team on school meal program integrity policy, and providing comments on draft deliverables.

Our team included subject matter experts in school meals program administration and research design.